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The Green Room 42 – Broadway’s newest intimate concert venue – will present “Michael Mott & Friends” in a special evening to benefit The Actors Fund on Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 PM.  The show will celebrate songwriter Michael Mott’s original pop, dance and theatre music.  Guest vocalists include TONY Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (CW’s “Supergirl,” Broadway: Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde), Matt Doyle (CW’s “Gossip Girl,” Broadway: War HorseSpring Awakening), Ashley Spencer (Broadway: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Anastacia McCleskey (Broadway: Waitress, Violet), Kyle Taylor Parker (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Broadway: Kinky Boots), Jacqueline Petroccia (Sweeney Todd, Carousel), Nichole Turner (Jerry Springer, The Opera), Lindsay Rider (Fox-TV’s “American Idol”), Marisa Dargahi (Les Miserables), Andrew Swackhammer (Starbird & The Phoenix) and Lauren Devine (Grease).  The show features Mott at the piano with a five piece band. The Actors Fund fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan.

Michael Mott is a musical theatre composer/ lyricist and pop singer/ songwriter living in New York City.  After enjoying a successful career performing in numerous Off-Broadway, regional and national touring shows, Mott shifted his focus to writing and was accepted into the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writer’s Workshop.  He has since been named one of Playbill’s “Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.” Michael’s debut album, Where The Sky Ends, is a compilation of his original theatre, jazz and pop music performed by some of the best singers on Broadway.  The LP has been referred to as “a masterpiece” by BroadwayWorld and was released by Grammy Award winning label, Broadway Records. Where The Sky Ends: The Dance Remixes was released by the same label and spawned the popular dance track, “Gone (Julian Marsh Ethereal Mix),” which has surpassed 1 million streams on Spotify.  In 2016 he composed a Christmas single for Broadway star, Laura Osnes, “Christmas, Will You Stay?” His follow up studio album, Abandoned Heart was released in 2017 by Broadway Records.  This time, Mott took a much broader approach honing his voice and focusing on a more top 40 sound.  Joined by some of Broadway, television and pop’s most celebrated talents, this record offers a variety of feel good pop, anthemic soul and introspective ballads. 

Previous editions of “Michael Mott & Friends” have featured Laura Osnes, Jennifer Damiano, Orfeh, Sierra Boggess, Jenna Ushkowitz, Andy Mientus, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Adrienne Warren, Brian Justin Crum, Shayna Steele, James Snyder, Jackie Burns, Jason Gotay, Ryan Silverman and many others.

“Michael Mott & Friends” will be performed at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are range from $20-50 with $75 premium seats available.  There is no food and drink minimum.  For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com

THE GREEN ROOM 42 recently celebrated its one year anniversary as the theater district’s premiere destination for live music and events. The 140-seat space lets audiences experience shows up close and personal. During the shows, guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and wine with no food/drink minimum. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.

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RUSS KAPLAN’s 

Broadway Jazz Session

Sunday, June 3 at 7:00 PM

Composer of In Transit on Broadway brings his live jazz show to the stage in his Green Room 42 return hit. This is a night of great songs, Broadway classics, and special guests from Broadway and beyond.

MYKAL KILGORE

Monday, June 4 at 7:00 PM

Mykal Kilgore, the celebrated vocalist from The Wiz Live! on NBC TV, Postmodern Jukebox, Motown on Broadway and more, returns to The Green Room 42. The show features original music from Mykal’s upcoming album and covers of some of music’s most heralded pop favorites with a Kilgore twist. After performances for “The View,” the Mayor of New York, and Brooklyn Nets, these live intimate shows powerfully return Kilgore to the concert stage.He became a national viral sensation when his “Reclaiming My Time – Gospel Remix” was featured on “The View,” National Public Radio and outlets around the world. His R&B, jazz and pop performances with Postmodern Jukebox have garnered millions of hits on YouTube. 

STEPHANIE’S CHILD hosts the

TONY AWARDS VIEWING PARTY

with special guests

Sunday, June 10 at 8:00 PM 

Stephanie’s Child is returning to the Green Room 42 on Sunday, June 11th to host a viewing party for the 2018 Tony Awards. Come hear Jan Sport, Lagoona Bloo, and Rosé sing covers and parodies from the musical theatre cannon during commercial breaks, while we live stream the Tonys on a large projection screen! Also, each audience member will get a ballot upon entry to request their favorite musical theater number, and the queens will perform some of them on the spot! Special guests to be announced soon. 

ELLIE MacPHERSON

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”

Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 PM

Ellie MacPherson, star of the national tour of Show Boat, makes her Green Room 42 debut in “Happy Birthday Mr. President!” A journey through the lives of the men (ugh, yes, all men) who have held our highest office, join Ellie as she chronicles the weird and human sides of our commanders in chiefs. Featuring music from Sondheim, Radiohead, Kander and Ebb and classic Americana, Ellie creates a fun and funny cabaret classroom about what it means to be American. Because if Hamilton proved anything, its that history is more fun with songs.

THE SHAPIRO SISTERS

A Journey Continues

Friday, June 15 at 9:30 PM

Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee Milly Shapiro (A24’s HereditaryMatilda) and Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole ChristmasLiberty the Musical) team up for their Green Room 42 debut in The Shapiro Sisters: The Journey Continues. Milly Shapiro is a Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee for her role as Matilda in the original Broadway production of Matilda The Musical. She appears in the feature role of Charlie in A24’s film Hereditary, which made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Milly played Sally in the off-Broadway run of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at the York Theatre last year. She has released CDs and singles with older sister Abigail. Abigail Shapiro most recently starred in the off-Broadway production of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical and previously starred in How The Grinch Stole Christmas as Cindy Lou Who. www.ShapiroSisters.com. 

LILLIAS WHITE

“Baby-Makin’ Music” – ENCORE SHOW

Monday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

Lillias White, star of The Life, FELA!, Cats, Dreamgirls and more, returns to The Green Room 42 in Baby-Makin’ Music by popular demand. Join Lillias as she shares music of love, lust, and loss for an intimate evening with Broadway’s Golden-Voiced diva. Featuring music from Tim McGraw, Rodger & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Nat King Cole, Lillias White runs the gamut of the American Songbook. Mother of The Green Room 42, having played the club’s opening in 2017, Lillias White proves she’s at home for this one night only special encore performance that you don’t want to miss.

NEIL BERG 

“Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John” 

Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 PM

Neil Berg’s PianoMen pays an intimate tribute to the songs of two of the most iconic composers of the 20 th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades. Listen to the stories, influences and meaning that motivated these compositions.  These timeless songs light up the stage as they are performed by award-winning composer, lyricist and producer Neil Berg on piano, an additional keyboardist and two incredible Broadway/Rock style vocalists. 

SPENCER DAY

Billboard hit singer and songwriter with first NYC residency

celebrating his new album “Angel City”

Friday, June 22 at 7:00 PM

Friday, July 20 at 7:00 PM

Friday, August 17 at 7:00 PM

Spencer Day, the unique #1 Billboard charting jazz singer and songwriter who has appeared at venues ranging from Lincoln Center to the Hollywood Bowl, makes his Green Room 42 debut for his first ever New York Residency. This provides Day with unique opportunity to showcase his humor as well a wide range of his diverse and eclectic original songs, along with interpretations of classic songs ranging from Cole Porter to David Bowie. He brings plenty of spontaneity that feels new and fresh while simultaneously embracing the classic mood of a bygone era.

FRANCES RUFFELLE

Live(S) in New York

Saturday, June 23 at 7:00 PM

Tony Award winner Frances Ruffelle is back in town with her stunning solo performance, an intimate evening of song that whispers seductive secrets, lays bare the naked truth and explodes with the one of a kind bottle rocket charisma that’s kept “Frankie’s” ardent fans coming back for more since she created the iconic role of Eponine in Les Miserables and turned “On My Own” into one of Broadway’s most beloved standards. This evening is a wildly entertaining ride straight through the core of the most tender heart, fiery passion and loose comic confidence of a seasoned performer at the height of her game. Frankie has made five solo albums and has performed countless West End shows including her most recent critically acclaimed performance as Queenie in the U.K. Premiere of Michael LaChiusa’s infamous The Wild Party. The show is co-created by Frances Ruffelle and Gwyneth Herbert, with Musical arrangements by Gwyneth Herbert with additional arrangements by Jude Obermuller and David Barber.

AMERICA’S SWEETHEARTS

“Sing Sing Sing”

Monday, June 25 at 7:00 PM

America’s Sweethearts is proud to bring their celebration of vintage music to The Green Room 42. Directed by Carly Kincannon, “Sing Sing Sing” pays homage to the WWII era and big band music, not to mention The Sweets’ inspiration, The Andrews Sisters. Featuring songs such as “Bei Mir Bist du Schoen,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” “Sing Sing Sing” is sure to have you dancing in the aisles and singing along so join us for a night full of toe-tappin’ nostalgia.

MAX CHERNIN

The Color Ginger

Monday, June 25 at 9:30 PM

Max Chernin (Bright Star, Sunday In The Park With George) makes his debut at The Green Room 42 in “The Color Ginger.” Fellow redhead Ryan Fielding Garrett (Kinky Boots, The Man In The Ceiling) joins Max in exploring the ghosts of his past, the delight of the present, and the uncertainty of his future. Songs, stories, historical evidence….bring your sunscreen, and come see this Broadway ginger shine bright! 

VIVIAN REED

Sings Lina Horne

Celebrating Lena’s 101st Birthday

Saturday, June 30 at 7:00 PM

“Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne” is a critically-acclaimed show celebrating Lena Horne’s centennial. Her evening includes some of Miss Horne’s well known standards reinterpreted by Vivian’s unique arrangements and vocal stylings with narrative throughout. She will be accompanied by a stellar four piece band including piano, bass, drums and guitar. As we have come to expect from Vivian, this show will be high energy with all of her vocal dynamics, touching on many emotions. Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne debuted in Pittsburgh, PA with Marty Ashby and the Manchester Craftmen’s Guild Orchestra, garnering several standing ovations. Miss Horne had a personal impact on Vivian’s life years ago when Vivian’s career was being managed by Bobby Schiffman and Honi Coles of the Apollo Theater. Come hear how Lena Horne’ s generosity touched Vivian Reed when she started out as a young budding artist. 

ALICE RIPLEY

Ripley Prescription

Saturday, August 18 at 7:00 PM

Alice Ripley – Tony Award winning star of Next To NormalSunset BoulevardAmerican PsychoThe Who’s TommyThe Rocky Horror Show and more – returns to The Green Room 42 in a encore performance of her sold-out show. Featuring everything from pop and rock hits to musical theatre standards, Ripley takes the audience on an evening of storytelling and song.

JENNIFER SIMARD

Stigma” 

The solo concert debut of the Tony Award nominee from “Hello, Dolly!” and “Disaster!”

Sunday, September 9 at 7:00 PM

Stigma is night to celebrate the crazy in all of us, with laughs, tears, and rock-n-roll/ Join Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard in her debut NYC solo show covering some of her favorite artists. Stigma is conceived by Jennifer Simard and directed by Thomas Caruso. Steve Marzullo serves and musical director and arranger with Lael Van Keuren and Maggie McDowell on backup vocals.

Please visit TheGreenRoom42.com for additional details and shows

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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Adrienne Haan Sings Cabaret Francais at The Triad

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You don’t need to know French to feel the words that Adrienne Haan sings in the recent incarnation of her show, Cabaret Francais, that she performed on April 16th at The Triad. I don’t have any knowledge of the French language (my high school Spanish from almost 40 years ago can help me order a cerzeva fria in a Mexican saloon) but even without understanding the words, when Ms Haan sings you know why French is categorized as a romance language.

Adrienne enjoys telling stories

A Wistful Look

Ms Haan is accompanied by her wonderful pianist Richard Danley, who she has had a successful partnership for over 22 years. He opens the evening with a lovely overture until Adrienne is introduced on to stage in another beautiful wardrobe creation of sparkling red. Singing the songL’Accordéoniste, (The Accordionist in English), she is greeted by the sold out audience with applause and appreciation. Adrienne returns the joy as she walks into the crowd, getting them to join in with claps as she sings Milord. As she breaks into her Edith Piaf section, she also gets the room singing with her on the very passionate tune, Padam Padam.

Enjoying the crowd

Singing to a sold out audience

Adrienne always tries to educate her audiences and true to form, tells us about Edith Piaf, raised in a bordello and singing in the streets at 14; but rising to be the world famous chanteuse. She also surprises and while she sang the famous La Vie en Rose, a woman rose from her seat and began to sing along. The lovely Brittany Baratz Yeshion joined Adrienne, singing the tune in English as Ms Haan continued in French. The two singers met at a musical reading, playing mother and daughter and they continued this connection as they sang a bilingual edition of Cole Porter’s I Love Paris.

Brittany Baratz surprised the room as she rose from her seat to sing

Brittany made it on stage to sing La Vie En Rose

Moving on from Edith Piaf, Adrienne continued telling stories and singing tunes from famous composers of French tunes (regardless of whether they were French or not). Egyptian born, French loving composer Georges Moustaki wrote Ma Liberte. Moustaki was Jewish and both France and Israel felt a connection with this song and Ms Haan sang the tune in two languages French and Yiddish; both to the audience’s delight.

Brittany and Adrienne a bilingual duet

Feeling the song

Belgian composer, Jacque Brel, was up next as she sang a thrilling rendition of Le Port D’Amsterdam, and a passionate Ne Me Quitte Pas (Don’t Leave Me in English). While these tunes may not be familiar with many in the crowd, Michel Legrand’s Windmills of Your Mind (Les Moulins de mon Coeur), the Academy Award winning song from the film The Thomas Crown Affair is recognizable in either French or English and the sell out crowd appreciated Ms Haan’s interpretation.

Richard Danley and Ms Haan have worked together for 22 years

Adrienne uses all parts of the stage

Charles Aznavour, the French singer/songwriter of Armenian decent, who wrote over 1,000 songs was represented in the evening with For Me! Formidable! and La Boheme, both love songs with very different tones and meanings. So many wonderful songs from Brel, Legrand and Aznavour – a tie vote from the audience on who is their favorite.

The final song left No Regrets

Adrienne’s special guest, Brittany joined her on stage for the closing number, Non, je ne regrette rien, another Edith Piaf song written by Charles Dumont, Michel Vaucaire. The duet in English and French summed up the feeling of the audience – absolutely no regrets for attending a wonderful night of song and stories.

A raucus song about Amsterdam

Adrienne is truly an entertaining performer who always brings surprises to every show and if you haven’t seen her yet she is returning to the Triad on May 21, when she will be performing Between Fire & Ice – A Weimar Berlin Cabaret. I know I will be there.

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Autumn in New York, in April 

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Have you ever had an acquaintance that you knew for many years, and then one day you realize there’s so much more to this person, and before you know it, you can’t get enough of them?  If this is familiar, you’ll understand the kind of experience we all had at Chelsea Table + Stage Sunday night when Klea Blackhurst left us no choice but to fall in love with Vernon Duke.   

Klea took us on a journey exploring the life and music of this man, who was born Vladimir Dukelsky,  and operated under both names.  He wasn’t a spy, but one of those rare remarkable talents that could have one foot in Tin Pan Alley and the other in Carnegie Hall.  Klea reminded us of others in this category: Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Weill were two.  Even Cole Porter dabbled on the classical side, producing the ballet Within the Quota.  Dukelsky took charge of the classical side of this man, composing symphonies and concertos, and even a ballet for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes.    

Life took a turn for Mr. Dukelsky when he met George Gershwin who told him to “not be scared about going low-brow—that’s where the money is!”.  Gershwin also encouraged him to change his name, and Vernon Duke was born!    

Klea delivered the standards Duke was known for: Taking a Chance on Love, Autumn in New York, April in Paris et al with her usual panache.  But then there were songs I had never heard before, like Not a Care in the World and Poor as a Church Mouse which had a charm that made one hope for more. 

With her characteristic warmth and enthusiasm, Klea peppered this lesson in Vernon Duke with tidbits that those of us who live for this music relish.  Did you know that Duke wrote April in Paris in ten minutes?  No show of Klea’s is complete without a mention of Ethel Merman.  In 1944, Ethel was to star in a new musical by Duke and Deitz entitled Sadie Thompson.  After a brief rehearsal period, Ethel quit over a dispute about the name of a lipstick!   

Finally, did you know that Mary Martin was asked by Rodgers and Hammerstein to be the original Laurey in Oklahoma!?   And after she turned it down, they sent her flowers on every anniversary of the opening.  For details, catch this show next time around.  Or ask Klea yourself—she’ll be back at Chelsea Table+ Stage on May 5 for her Jerry Herman show—One of the Girls.  But wait—there’s more!   On September 15 you can join her for Dreaming of a Song—a salute to Mr. Stardust himself, Hoagy Carmichael.  and on November 20 join in the fun with An Evening with Klea Blackhurst.    

For those unfamiliar with the Blackhurst magic, Klea’s love and enthusiasm for what she does is infectious, and no one leaves one of her performances without catching some of her fire.  If there was ever an antidote to the blues, it’s Klea Blackhurst. 

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My View: Dick Robinson’s Birthday Continues at 54 Below with Marilyn Maye

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Marilyn Maye (96) and Dick Robinson (86), a decade apart in age… both have a youthful exuberance for the music and performance of The Great American Songbook. The Songbook is played on Robinson’s Legends Radio stations worldwide ‘round the clock’ and Marilyn is singing it around the country in nightclubs and concert halls.

The “old jock”, as Dick is affectionately referred to may not be able to do that Marilyn Maye kick when she sings “IT’S TODAY” but he sure was swinging along with the rest of us last night at 54 Below. Dick was celebrating his 86th birthday while watching Marvelous 96 year old Marilyn celebrate her Birthday Month with another phenomenal show.

MARILYN MAYE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DICK ROBINSON

DICK ROBINSON & SALLY ROBINSON

DICK & SALLY ROBINSON, MARILYN MAYE

MARILYN MAYE

TEDD FIRTH & MARILYN MAYE

MARILYN MAYE

MARILYN MAYE

MARILYN MAYE

MARILYN MAYE

JIMMY, MISSY,JILL ROBINSON & ROB RUSSELL

DICK & SALLY ROBINSON

JILL ROBINSON, MISSY ROBINSON, EDA SOROKOFF

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My View: Dick Robinson & Family Celebrate at Cafe Carlyle With Peter Cincotti

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Cafe Carlyle, a preeminent location in the world of Cabaret was visited by a preeminent figure in the world of radio broadcasting last night.  Dick Robinson, founder of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook (SPGAS) and Legends Radio (WLML) was in the house for a performance by Peter Cincotti, who is in the midst of a residency in the historic Woody Allen Monday spot.

Bobby Short began his residency at Cafe Carlyle in 1968, Woody Allen in 1997, and Steve Tyrell in 2005.  Now it’s   Peter Cincotti in the legendary hotel exhibiting the exciting pianistic and vocal style (with his killer band) that have made Cincotti a world famous songwriter and entertainer….. and Dick Robinson was there to enjoy the show with family and friends celebrating “the old jocks” birthday!

Singer, Pianist, Composer, Cincotti was recently awarded SPGAS’s “Legend Award” at their annual Gala held at The Kravis Center For The Performing Arts.

DICK ROBINSON & SALLY ROBINSON

PETER CINCOTTI

Jimmy Robinson, Jill Robinson, Eda Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff, Dick Robinson, Sally Robinson, Missy Robinson

ROB RUSSELL, STEPHEN SOROKOFF, PETER CINCOTTI, EDA SOROKOFF, DICK ROBINSON, SALLY ROBINSON, MISSY ROBINSON, JILL ROBINSON, JIMMY ROBINSON

PETER CINCOTTI

PETER CINCOTTI

PETER CINCOTTI

PETER CINCOTTI

CAFE CARLYLE

CAFE CARLYLE

PETER CINCOTTI, SCOTT KREITZER, JOE NERO, TONY GLAUSI, COLE DAVIS

STEPHEN SOROKOFF, EDA SOROKOFF, MISSY ROBINSON, JILL ROBINSON, ROB RUSSELL, JIMMY ROBINSON, DICK ROBINSON, SALLY ROBINSON

MISSY ROBINSON & JILL ROBINSON

MISSY ROBINSON & EDA SOROKOFF

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Music News: Stereophonic, Aaron Tveit, Abby Mueller, Cheyenne Jackson, Lempicka, Reeve Carney, Rodgers & Hammerstein and The New Belters

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After starting previews to an extraordinary standing ovation this week, the season’s most critically acclaimed new play, Stereophonic, has dropped a brand-new music video of the hit song in the show, “Masquerade”, written by Academy Award® nominee and Grammy Award® winner Will Butler.

Direct from its smash hit world premiere engagement at Playwrights Horizons, David Adjmi’s Stereophonic is directed by Daniel Aukin and features songs by Will Butler, formerly of Arcade Fire. The highly anticipated Broadway production is currently in performances at the Golden Theatre (252 W 45th St) for 14 weeks only, and will officially open on Friday, April 19.

The music video was creative directed by Cameron Sczempka (Polymoth Productions). Director of Photographer was Hil Steadman.

Aaron Tveit

After incredibly high demand for his initial announcement, Broadway sensation Aaron Tveit, has extended his debut residency at Café Carlyle. Tveit’s captivating performances, characterized by his impeccable vocal talent and magnetic stage presence, have garnered widespread acclaim. With this extension, audiences will have another opportunity to experience the magic of Tveit’s musical artistry in the intimate setting of Café Carlyle, promising an unforgettable evening. The event will take place June 11 – 29, 2024 (previously June 18 – 29) at Café Carlyle in The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel (35 East 76th Street, at Madison Avenue).

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Abby Mueller on April 26-27, 2024 at 7pm. The performance on April 27 will also be streamed live. After her celebrated reign in Six, Abby Mueller (Broadway’s original Jane Seymour) makes her 54 Below and NYC solo concert debut! Previously seen on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Kinky Boots, this Drama Desk Award winner and Grammy nominee invites you on a musical journey from Carole to Adele, pop to American Songbook classics, and beyond.

She will be reunited with her OG Six “Ladies in Waiting” Kimi Hayes (guitar), Michelle Osbourne (bass) and Elena Bonomo (drums), led by Music Director Sharon Kenny. Special musical guests include Nasia Thomas (Caroline, or Change, Ain’t Too Proud), Yasmeen Sulieman (Shucked, Paradise Square), and Paris Nix (Hamilton, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)

Cheyenne Jackson

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, is thrilled to welcome back star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson on September 23-29 at 8pm. Each night will feature a Broadway VIP, with Tony Award® winner Matt Doyle on September 23, Cheyenne’s Once Upon A Mattress co-star Nikki Renée Daniels on September 24, Tony Award® winner J. Harrison Ghee on September 25, Company star Claybourne Elder on September 27, Tony Award® winner and Emmy nominee Jane Krakowski on September 28, and Wicked star Jessica Vosk on September 29. The special guest on September 26 will be announced at a later date. Tickets can be purchased at 54below.org/CheyenneJackson. Mr. Jackson’s shows are scheduled at 8pm instead of the usual 7pm and will be the only show of the night to allow for an extended dinner hour and enhanced patron experience. Following the show, the bar will remain open for patrons who wish to linger and continue to enjoy the evening.

Sony Masterworks Broadway, Seaview, and Jenny Niederhoffer announce the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Lempicka, the sweeping new musical with leading lady Eden Espinosa, celebrating the gripping true story of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka.  With music and lyrics by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer, the digital album arrives May 29, 2024 with the physical CD release set for July 5, and available for preorder now.

The album news follows the release of three tracks “Woman Is,” performed by Eden Espinosa; “Perfection,” with vocals by George Abud; and “Stay” performed by Amber Iman from Lempicka – the Musical (2022 Sessions) – listen here.

The creative team consists of Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin (director), Carson Kreitzer (book, lyrics, and original concept), Matt Gould (book and music), and Raja Feather Kelly (choreography).

Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.

The cast of Lempicka is led by leading lady, Eden Espinosa as Tamara de Lempicka, with Amber Iman as Rafaela, Andrew Samonsky as Tadeusz Lempicki, George Abud as Marinetti, Natalie Joy Johnson as Suzy Solidor, Zoe Glick as Kizette, Nathaniel Stampley as the Baron, and Beth Leavel as the Baroness with Mariand Torres, Alex Aquilino, Lauren Blackman, Stephen Brower, Kyle Brown, Holli’ Conway, Abby Matsusaka, Jimin Moon, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ximone Rose, Nicholas Ward, Veronica Fiaoni, Mary Page Nance, Julio Rey, and Michael Milkanin rounding out the company.

Tickets are now on sale at telecharge.com.

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The Green Room 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway’s “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present a special two-part evening with Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and actor Reeve Carney, paying tribute to one of his greatest musical influences in “Reeve Carney Sings The Beatles,” on Monday, May 13 at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. Performing two completely different sets, Carney will cover era-defining selections ranging from 1963’s “Twist and Shout” to 1970’s “Let It Be,” and everything in between. The recent star of Broadway’s Hadestown, Carney co-starred in Ridley Scott’s hit film House of Gucci, opposite Al Pacino, Lady Gaga, and Adam Driver.

“I love a good challenge,” says Reeve. “And what greater challenge, musically speaking, than to do my best to tackle one of my greatest influences? I grew up on the Beatles. They have always been my parents’ favorite band, and quickly became mine through wearing out cassette tapes from Please Please Me all the way to Let It Be on long car rides. They have served as a seemingly endless source of inspiration for me as a songwriter, as well as a recording engineer. While producing my solo album, Youth Is Wasted, I drew constantly upon them through obsessive auditory deep dive explorations of all of their astonishing records. I also immersed myself in books by both George Martin and Geoff Emerick, both of whom were at the helm of capturing The Beatles’ music. Their unparalleled prolificacy in the modern recorded music world has served as an inspiration to many of my other prominent influences. So it felt only natural for me to pay tribute to them in the way I have done with some of my other inspirations. When I sat down to put this set together, I quickly realized it would be a nearly impossible task to select only 10 or even 15 of my absolute favorites. So I am excited to present this as a two-part evening.”

Concord Theatricals Recordings announced that the 42-track live recording of My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert will be released on double CD and digital platforms worldwide on Friday, May 31. The star-studded new album is now available to preorder on CD HERE.

Celebrating the historic partnership of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the album features iconic songs from The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma! and more, recorded live by stars of the stage and screen at the landmark December 2023 event in London.

In tandem with the album release, a condensed version of the filmed concert will premiere on PBS as a part of their “Great Performances” programming on May 31. Learn more HERE.

The concert was headlined by recent R&H leading lady Joanna Ampil (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific); two-time Olivier Award®  winner Michael Ball; television, film and stage actor Daniel Dae Kim; four-time Olivier Award®  winner Maria Friedman; Emmy®, two-time GRAMMY®  and six-time Tony Award®  winner Audra McDonald; Olivier Award®  nominee Julian Ovenden; West End sensation Lucy St. Louis; Tony Award®  winner Aaron Tveit; two-time Olivier Award®  nominee Marisha Wallace; and two-time Tony®, two-time Golden Globe®  and Emmy Award®  nominee Patrick Wilson. Also featured are Anna-Jane Casey, Lily Kerhoas, Jonny Labey, and Jordan Shaw, among others.

The performance featured the 40-piece Rodgers & Hammerstein Concert Orchestra, conducted by music supervisor Simon Lee, with stage direction by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Gattelli and associate choreography by Simon Hardwick.

54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Seth Sikes and Nicolas King in The New Belters Sing MGM on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 PM. Acclaimed jazz pianist Billy Stritch will music direct the evening, a brand-new show celebrating music from the golden age of MGM. This vast and iconic catalog includes songs from the films Singin’ in the Rain, The Band Wagon, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and many more. Under the musical baton of Stritch, Sikes and King will deliver a powerhouse performance that promises to capture the glitter and magic of the golden age of Hollywood, and bring it into the next generation.

The swinging American Songbook is the specialty of these performers, and the duo has been touring the country with their debut show, The New Belters.

Seth Sikes is one of New York’s popular young nightclub entertainers and a regular at 54 Below. His critically acclaimed tributes to Judy Garland (which have won two BroadwayWorld Awards), Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand and others are a consistent draw for audiences. Sikes was also Associate Director on the multiple Tony Award-winning musical The Band’s Visit and many other productions. During the pandemic he made numerous musical video parodies set on Fire Island that were widely viewed.

Nicolas King is an award-winning artist who’s been belting out tunes since he was 4-years-old, having been seen in dozens of TV commercials, and numerous times on Broadway opposite Tom Selleck, Carol Burnett, Linda Lavin and Andrea McArdle. King was the longest running Chip in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. He toured the country as Liza Minnelli’s opening act, and has performed on stages all over the world from Carnegie Hall to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

The New Belters Sing MGM plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday, April 22 at 7:00 PM.

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