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The Happy Time at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below Celebrates the 50th Anniversary Starring and Directed by Michael Rupert

The Happy Time at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below Celebrates the 50th Anniversary Starring and Directed by Michael Rupert

To commemorate Kander & Ebb’s 50th anniversary of opening night on Broadway, Feinstein’s/54 Below presented one of musical theater’s most romantic scores, The Happy Time. Broadway veteran, and original cast member, Tony Award winner Michael Rupert, to the audience back to 1968 to rediscover one of the greatest scores  from one of Broadway’s most accomplished teams, Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret).

The Happy Time features such great songs as “I Don’t Remember You,” “Walking Among My Yesterdays,” “A Certain Girl,” and many more!

The Happy Time

The Happy Time Cast and Crew photo by Maryann Lopinto

The Happy Time follows  Jacques, a world-roving photographer, as he returns to his French-Canadian village hoping to recover the happy time of his childhood. His nephew, fascinated by his uncle’s world, proposes to drop out of school and become his assistant. When Jacques is confronted with this new responsibility, he begins to question his own life choices.

Michael Rupert

Michael Rupert and cast photo by Maryann Lopinto

Directed by Michael Rupert with musical director Eugene Gwozdz, the show featured Iris Beaumier

Jim Brochu

Jim Brochu photo by Maryann Lopinto

Jim Brochu

Mary Callanan

Mary Callanan photo by Maryann Lopinto

Mary Callanan, Catherine Deluce, Alex Dorf, Asher Dubin

Claybourne Elder

Claybourne Elder photo by Maryann Lopinto

Claybourne Elder

Debbie Gravitte

Debbie Gravitte

Debbie Gravitte, Will Hutcheson

Kara Lindsay

Kara Lindsay photo by Maryann Lopinto

Kara Lindsay

Payton Lusk

Peyton Lusk photo by Maryann Lopinto

Peyton Lusk

Jesse Markowitz, Jim Walton, Michael Rupert

Jesse Markowitz, Jim Walton and Michael Rupert photo by Maryann Lopinto

Jesse Markowitz, Michael Rupert

Jesse Markowitz with Michael Rupert photo by Maryann Lopinto

Jesse Markowitz

Janet Metz

Janet Metz photo by Maryann Lopinto

Janet Metz, Lethabo Mofomme, Paris Alexander Nesbitt, Nic Rouleau

Michael Rupert

Michael Rupert photo by Maryann Lopinto

Michael Rupert

Kara Lindsay, AJ Shiveley

Kara Lindsay with AJ Shiveley photo by Magda Katz

AJ Shiveley

AJ Shiveley photo by Maryann Lopinto

AJ Shively, Cecellia Ticktin

Ryan Vona

Ryan Vona photo by Maryann Lopinto

Ryan Vona

Jim Walton

Jim Walton photo by Maryann Lopinto

Jim Walton

Karen Ziemba

Karen Ziemba

Karen Ziemba.

The Happy Time

The Poster photo by Maryann Lopinto

The Happy Time: Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th St. Closed


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

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