Feinstein’s/54 Below (Photo: Joseph Moran via The Broadway Blog.)
If you’ve been squirreling away all the money you would have spent on live performance tickets in the past 18 months, you’re in luck. Feinstein’s/54 Below has announced its new Diamond Series, featuring concert-length performances by some of Broadway’s leading ladies, matched with curated dinners in its gilded supper club. The new program premieres with four of the great stars of the contemporary stage: Kelli O’Hara, September 28–October 3; Laura Benanti, October 5–10; Megan Hilty, November 2–7; and Jennifer Holliday, February 8 –13.
Guests will be greeted with a welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres before a three-course dinner and an up-close and personal performance. Following the show, guests are invited to linger and savor their evening in the “warm and stylish environs of Feinstein’s/54 Below,” according to the press release. Starting at $300 per ticket, the cost of dinner, concert, tax, and gratuity is included in the ticket price, with additional alcoholic beverages billed separately.
September 28–October 3 at 8:30 PM
Tony Award® winner and Emmy and Grammy nominee Kelli O’Hara brings her glorious voice, irresistible stage appeal, and radiant personality to Broadway’s Supper Club with an evening of songs from the Great White Way, her celebrated career, and favorites from her personal repertoire. Hailed by the London Sunday Times as “Broadway musical’s undisputed queen,” Kelli O’Hara is one of the theater’s most sought-after and acclaimed leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically lauded revival of The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Leading Actress in a Musical before she reprised the role in the West End and Tokyo to rave reviews. Most recently, she starred in the Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate, garnering her 7th Tony Award® nomination. Upcoming, Kelli can be seen as one of the stars of the new HBO series “The Gilded Age.” She is also shooting season 3 of “The Accidental Wolf,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.
October 5–10 at 8:30 PM
The “glamorously witty” (Associated Press) Laura Benanti makes her long-anticipated return to Feinstein’s/54 Below as a part of the exclusive Diamond Series. A Tony Award®-winning actress who began her Broadway career at the age of 18, Benanti has been hailed by The New York Times for her “effortless” vocals and by the New York Post for her ability to “whip up laughs out of thin air.” She has starred in 11 Broadway shows (including The Sound of Music, Gypsy, Into the Woods, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Nine, She Loves Me, and My Fair Lady) and has been nominated for 5 Tony Awards®. Her flourishing television career includes roles on “Gossip Girl,” “Younger,” “ “Nashville,” “Supergirl,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “The Good Wife,” among others. Laura starred as Elsa Schraeder in the NBC production of “The Sound of Music Live!” and she has impersonated Melania Trump in several appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” On the big screen, Benanti stars opposite Michael Keaton, Amy Ryan, and Stanley Tucci in the film Worth this Fall and in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s TICK, TICK… BOOM! for Netflix. She was recently seen opposite Billy Crystal and Tiffany Haddish in the film Here Today.
November 2–7 at 8:30 PM
Join us for an intimate evening with Megan Hilty in her Feinstein’s/54 Below debut. The beloved star of stage and screen brings her powerful voice and sparkling personality to a show that will feature an eclectic setlist ranging from Broadway hits to country classics and everything in between. Already a fan favorite for her portrayal of Glinda in Wicked and Doralee Rhodes in Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5: The Musical, Hilty became known to theater fans worldwide as triple-threat Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama “Smash.” Most recently, she starred as Patsy Cline in Lifetime’s original movie Patsy & Loretta, earning a Critics Choice Award Nomination for her performance. In 2016, her performance in the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of Noises Off earned her nominations for the Tony®, Drama Desk, and Drama League Awards.
February 8–13 at 8:30 PM
Tony® and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday makes her highly anticipated return to Feinstein’s/54 Below with a dazzling show featuring Broadway love songs to celebrate Valentine’s Day week. Jennifer will be singing her own thrilling renditions of popular tunes and jazz standards from Broadway musicals, along with her signature torch song of unrequited love from Dreamgirls. She’ll also pay tribute to some of her favorite composers, including George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, accompanied by a sextet of New York’s most accomplished musicians. Holliday is a Tony® and two-time Grammy award winner. Ms. Holliday is best known for her show-stopping performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls almost forty years ago. Recently, she made a triumphant return to Broadway as Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple.
For reservations and information, visit www.54Below.com. Tickets, starting at $300, include the cost of dinner, the concert, tax, and tip. Additional alcoholic beverages are billed separately. Club 54 members can order tickets in advance starting on Thursday, July 15 at 12 PM. Tickets will be available to the general public on Thursday, July 22, at 12 PM.