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John Lloyd Young Back Where He Belongs



John Lloyd Young is the consummate performer as he comes back to delight at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Young tells his audience he and his musical director and pianist Tommy Faragher, have put together ten  set-lists during the pandemic and will pick a different set each evening.Each night’s show   promises to be different. Young will be at Feinstein’s/54 Below from the 25th through the 30th at 7 pm. The set lists include lots of songs from Jersey Boys, but expect to hear an acoustic style of rock ‘n’ roll, Doo-Wop and R&B standards. Young will soon be releasing his  critically acclaimed debut album My Turn, which a lot of the songs were debuted.

This concert comes after 3 postponements due to COVID.  Though young now lives in LA, he does live stream concerts from Vegas every month or so to keep fluid.

Young is best known for winning a Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and the Theatre World Award as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. He went on to play the role in the film version. Young also won a Grammy for the cast album of Jersey Boys, which went multi-platinum.

Young encourages the audience to join in as he brings back the standards “December, 1963 (Oh What a Night)’, “In the Still of the Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”. Faragher adds vocal back-up, but gets his moment to shine on “Bring It On Home.” Also on the set list for the night was “Cara Mia” and a mash-up of “Working My Way Back to You” and “Sherry.”

Young wins over his audience with his friendly banter, sexy dance moves, memorable standards done well and spectacular vocal range that stretches up to the sky. In other wards he gives the audience what it wants.

Young  has  became friends with Valli, Smokey Robinson, and others. His accomplishments include accompanying Robinson on the first Arts Delegation to Cuba. In Cuba Young sang a Smokey Robinson song that impressed Robinson so much that he was invited by Robinson to  join him in first class. Young was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and  sworn-in by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan on November 21, 2013.

Young is what audiences want to see and he entertains with aplomb. This is a show not to miss.

On 1/29 at 7pm, Young is doing John Lloyd Young’s Broadway  live and streaming. so you don’t have to claim “baby it’s cold outside” and watch in the comfort of your own home.

Feinstein’s/54, 254 West 54th Street.

For tickets to 1/25 – 28 & 30 at 7pm: John Lloyd Young: Broadway’s Jersey Boy Doo -Wop


Magda Katz has been in the entertainment world for most of her life as a child actress, assistant to the head publicist of Avco Embassy Pictures, theatrical print agent. She went on to manage the show business career of her 2 children for over 15 years. For the last five years Magda has been filming and editing video trailers of live performances as well as celebrity interviews. Broadway After Dark was the first website to feature her video trailers. She contributed in creating a star studded 90th birthday party for Mickey Rooney at Feinstein’s at the Regency Hotel. Her video trailers have a large international following. Videos are featured on All of Magda’s videos can be viewed at


Storm Large Brings The Sexual Heat Along With Powerhouse Vocals To 54 Below



Doris Day’s “Que Sera, Que Sera, takes on a hint of sexual subversive overtone as flower child Storm Large makes her way through the audience at 54 Below handing out possies.

If you do not know who Storm Large is, she is a musician, actor, playwright and author, who shot to national prominence in 2006 as a finalist on the CBS show Rock Star: Supernova. Large currently performs nationally with her own band, and tours internationally with the Portland-based band Pink Martini. Large also appeared on America’s Got Talent on June 14, 2021, performing a cover of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” which is when I became obsessed.

Large is raw, real, human, and oh so female, and her new show has her explaining her life and how she empathize with all of us during being locked down. Her take on Jay Livingston and Ray Evans “Crazy Train” took on a deeper and more profound epiphany.

Lauper’s and Large’s ode to self-gratification, brought back the 80’s “She Bop“. Large talks between the numbers and we learn how Ms. Large dealt with not performing, in Prince’s “Nothing Compares To You“.

You will never think of Grease’s “Hopelessly Devoted to You” in the same way again after the “Carrie: version Storm maps out. You definitely get a glimpse of the demons that she battles or rather plays with.

Connecting so strongly to lyric and having a range that is unbelievable, Paul Simon’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Shovels & Rope’s “After The Storm” and The Kinks “Strangers” told of heartbreak, longing, loss as Storm played the drums and ukulele. She is multi-talented and it is mind boggling how she is not more nationally and internationally beloved.

A lot of the audience knew Storm’s “8 Mile Wide” from her hit one-woman show Crazy Enough. This song is a female empowerment ode of being who she is and she does not apologize. Despite the song being about her anatomy, this was her father’s favorite song. She sang it to him before he died.

The Hollies “Air That I Breathe” and a song by Storm and her amazing musical director James Beaton, “Angels in The Gas Station” were dedicated to her father. Beaton is also who does Storm’s arrangements including the fabulous “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, that sadly she did not grace us with,

Playing in her band are musicians that are all stellar in the own rights with Matt Brown on Bass, Scott Weddle on Guitar and Greg Uklund on Drums.

You can catch Storm Large: Loving Storm, tonight at 54 Below and I highly recommend you do. If you have never experienced this super nova you will be glad you did.

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Ken Fallin’s Broadway: New York Pops and Marvelous Marilyn Maye



“The astonishing Marilyn Maye sings with the magnificent New York Pops led by Maestro Steve Reineke this Friday evening, March 24th at Carnegie Hall. They are remarkable talents and remarkable people.

Kenny & Marilyn Maye penthouse

Cabaret legend Marilyn Maye takes the stage with The New York Pops for a program of standards and musical theater classics that make clear why she’s been celebrated as one of America’s greatest jazz singers for more than 50 years. Hear favorites by composers who include Porter, Lerner and Loewe, Loesser, and Sondheim, as well as Maye’s special version of “Too Late Now,” which was selected by the Smithsonian Institution for its permanent collection of 20th-century recordings.


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My View: The Only Thing Missing Was A Latte ( with extra foam) Marcy & Zina Party at 54 Below



The only thing missing at last night’s party for Marcy and Zina was a Latte choice in the beverage section on the menu at 54 Below (with extra foam).  The show, titled  Make Your Own Party: The Songs of Goldrich and Heisler was conceived by Scott Coulter and performed by a cast of five. It celebrated over three decades of quirky, heartfelt and utterly contemporary romantic comedy songs written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich.

From “Taylor the Latte Boy” to under appreciated altos we were introduced to the cast of characters that inspired these inseparable, irreverent friends to write over three hundred and counting musical love letters to the city, the theatre, and the people who make them sing.  The evening was filled with the heart felt stories that these two award winning women have created and was performed by a first rate cast of Broadway super singers.  The lyrics, the music, the luscious harmonies…it was the best party of music I’ve ever been invited to.

The Performers: Jill Abramowitz, Cole Burden, Alex Getlin, Joe Kinosian, Kelli Rabke, and Austin Rivers.

Joe Kinosian,piano, Matt Scharfglass, bass

Marcy & Zina have been performing and writing together since 1992.  Their critically acclaimed romantic comedy songs have been featured in venues across the world, recorded by artists across many genres, and appear in numerous folios and collected works.  Their Off-Broadway musical Dear Edwina earned them a Drama Desk nomination, and other works have been produced by regional powerhouses such as Paper Mill playhouse, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Goodspeed, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.  Their shows include Ever After, JUnie B Jones, and The Great American Musical, based on the bestselling book by auther/director Julie Andrews.

















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