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Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim at Feinstein’s/54 Below

May 5th, 2017 Comments off
Melissa Errico (Photo provided by Sam Morris PR via The Broadway Blog.)

Melissa Errico (Photo provided by Sam Morris PR via The Broadway Blog.)

Tony Award-nominated singer and actress Melissa Errico will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. for the NYC debut of her acclaimed concert “Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim” where she will lend her gorgeous voice to the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim, including songs from shows of his that she has starred in. With numbers from Gypsy, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Anyone Can Whistle, Company, A Little Night Music, and more, the concert is one no Sondheim or Broadway fan should miss.

As DC Arts wrote from the debut of “Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim”: “Her song choices were interesting and varied, [from] a fun jazz arrangement of ‘Not While I’m Around’ from Sweeney Todd to slightly lesser-heard Sondheim songs. Her rendition of ‘(Not) Getting Married Today’ from Company was hilarious and had the audience in stitches. Errico’s skill as a singer and as an actress was most clearly evident in her rendition of ‘Send in the Clowns,’ the highlight of the night.”

Errico’s history with Sondheim began when he selected her to star as Dot in Sunday In The Park With George at The Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration. She went on to perform many tribute concerts for Sondheim at such venues as Avery Fisher Music Hall, Symphony Space, and The Natural History Museum. Errico was honored to costar as Clara opposite Judy Kuhn in Passion at Classic Stage Company, and critics called Errico’s Drama Desk-nominated performance “sublime; I’ve never seen or heard a better Clara,” (The Wall Street Journal).

In the 2016 Encores! season, Melissa tackled one of Sondheim’s most controversial and conflicted heroines when she shone as Leona in Do I Hear A Waltz?. For this, it was said that “Errico delivers an emotionally complex and haunting performance” (The Hollywood Reporter) and her interpretation was called “exquisite” (The New York Times).

Tickets are $40-$80 and can be purchased online at www.54Below.com or by phone at 646-476-3551.

Telly Leung Returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below

August 30th, 2016 Comments off
Telly Leung (Photo: Leon Le Photography via The Broadway Blog.)
Telly Leung (Photo: Leon Le Photography via The Broadway Blog.)

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of “Glee,” Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a “star turn” in Broadway’s Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga.

Songs For You is an intimate and deeply personal evening of music and personal showbiz anecdotes dedicated to the many people who have influenced Telly on his personal and professional journey on and off the Broadway stage. This eclectic evening of music features highlights from Telly’s solo albums on the Yellow Sound Label – “I’ll Cover You” and “Songs for You” – and the musical talents of some of Broadway’s finest musicians: Gary Adler (music director, piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (bass), Brian Koonin (guitar) and Michael Croiter (drums).

Songs for You features familiar classic music from the worlds of Pop, Jazz, R&B, and Broadway done with a new and innovative twist, accompanied by lush musical arrangements. The album includes songs originally recorded by Michael Jackson (“Human Nature”), Oleta Adams (“I Just Had to Hear Your Voice”), Mama Cass Elliot (“Make Your Own Kind of Music”), John Denver (“Leaving On A Jet Plane”), Des’ree (“You Gotta Be”) and more.


To honor his Broadway roots, Telly also includes songs by his favorite theater composers Stephen Sondheim (“Being Alive”), Jerry Herman (“I Am What I Am”) and Stephen Schwartz (“Dreamscape”), in addition to the world premiere recording of “Second Chances” from the pre-Broadway engagement of Allegiance.
For tickets, visit: www.54below.com

New York Pops Goes Underground

July 14th, 2016 Comments off
Montego Glover (Photo: BrentDundore.com via The Broadway Blog.)

Montego Glover (Photo: BrentDundore.com via The Broadway Blog.)

The New York Pops will return to Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City on September 19 for a cabaret performance starring Tony nominees Montego Gloverand Joshua Henry. The night will be an intimate evening of dining and entertainment led by Music Director Steven Reineke as two of Broadway’s most talented stars perform some of their favorite tunes.

“The New York Pops annual cabaret evening is one of our most intimate and exciting events each year,” said Music Director Steven Reineke. “The event raises money for our vital music education programs, which reach thousands of New York City children each year. Montego and Joshua have both performed with the full orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and they are both absolutely stunning talents and extraordinarily kind people. I am so looking forward to hearing them up-close and personal with pared down arrangements, and I promise that everyone is going to have a great time.”

All proceeds will support The New York Pops’ PopsEd music programs, which reach over 4,000 New York City students each year.

For tickets visit www.newyorkpops.org.

Montego Glover
just completed starring to critical acclaim in The Royale at Lincoln Center Theater after starring on Broadway in the award winning revival of Les Misérables as Fantine. Glover is a Tony Award Nominee, two-time Drama Desk Award Winner, Outer Critics Circle Award Winner, and Drama League Award Nominee for originating the role of Felicia Farrell in the Tony-winning Best Musical Memphis. Other Broadway: It Shoulda Been You, The Color Purple. Other theatre: IRNE Award (Aida), Helen Hayes Nomination (Once on This Island), Craig Noel Award Nomination (The Royale). TV/Film:  AloneBlack BoxThe FollowingHostagesSmashThe Good WifeWhite CollarGolden BoyLaw & OrderMade In Jersey.

Ms. Glover has served as a member of the Artists’ Committee for the Kennedy Center Honors and is a PopsEd Ambassador to the New York Pops. She is a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

Joshua Henry (Photo:  Jason Goodrich via The Broadway Blog.)

Joshua Henry (Photo: Jason Goodrich via The Broadway Blog.)

Joshua Henry is currently starring as Noble Sissle in Scott Rudin’s new Broadway musical Shuffle Along (through July 24) opposite Audra McDonald. Shuffle Along is directed by George C. Wolfe and choreographed by Savion Glover. Joshua just filmed a lead role in the action thriller The Lake opposite J.K. Simmons and Sullivan Stapleton which will be released in January 2017. He received critical acclaim for his Tony nominated turn opposite Sutton Foster in the musical Violet on Broadway, which garnered him Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Award nominations for his thrilling, show-stopping performance. He was previously nominated for a Tony Award for his starring role in Susan Stroman’s The Scottsboro Boys. Joshua’s other Broadway credits include leading roles in Diane Paulus’ revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Green Day’s American Idiot.

This past season, Joshua sang with Sutton Foster in concert with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. He is scheduled to return to the Houston Symphony in February 2017 in an original show called A Salute to Stevie Wonder. In March of 2017 he’ll be starring at Carnegie Hall in the show Life is A Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb. He also recently starred as Jim Conley at Avery Fisher Hall in Jason Robert Brown’s Parade.