Feinstein's/54 Below

Feinstein's/54 Below is a cabaret and restaurant in New York City owned by Broadway producers Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, Marc Routh and Tom Viertel. It has hosted shows by such performers as Patti LuPone, Ben Vereen, Sierra Boggess, Marilyn Maye and Barbara Cook. It is located in the basement of Studio 54.

Feinstein's/54 Below
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AddressCellar of 254 West 54th Street
New York City
United States
Coordinates40°45′51″N 73°59′02″W / 40.764303°N 73.983829°W / 40.764303; -73.983829
OwnerSteve Baruch, Richard Frankel, Marc Routh, Tom Viertel
TypeCabaret
Capacity147
Construction
OpenedJune 3, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-06-03)
ArchitectRichard H. Lewis
Website
54below.com
Feinstein's/54 Below etched sign, on the wall behind the stage

HistoryEdit

Feinstein's/54 Below opened on June 3, 2012, as 54 Below. Its designers include architect Richard H. Lewis, set designer John Lee Beatty, lighting designer Ken Billington, and sound designer Peter Hylenski.[1] Scott Wittman also serves as Creative Consultant. Jennifer Ashley Tepper serves as the Director of Programming at Feinstein's/54 Below.

Feinstein's/54 Below features a variety of musical artists and styles, including musical theatre, opera, and jazz, the last of which was featured in a series co-produced with WBGO.

In September 2015, 54 Below announced a creative alliance with performer and singer, pianist, and music revivalist Michael Feinstein, becoming Feinstein's/54 Below.[2]

AwardsEdit

  • 2013 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award [3]
    • Patti LuPone: Show of the Year (Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda)
    • Sondheim Unplugged: Best Variety Show/Recurring Series
    • Terri White: Best One-Show Special Event (Blues to Broadway)
    • Alex Rybeck: Best Musical Director for Sibling Revelry with the Callaway Sisters
    • Jackie Hoffman: Best Musical Comedy Performance (Old Woman, New Material)
    • Laura Benanti: Best Female Celebrity Vocalist (In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention)
    • Susie Mosher: Best Host/Producer for Variety Show or Open Mic (Backstage)
    • Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway: Best Duo or Group Show (Sibling Revelry)
    • Ahrens & Flaherty: Best Revue (Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration)
    • Jason Robert Brown: Best Original Song for a Cabaret Show ("Twenty-Six Names")
    • Jane Monheit: Best Jazz Vocalist
  • 2013 Bistro Awards [4]
  • 2013 June Briggs Award: Excellence in Destination Management Services [5]
  • 2013 Concierge Choice Award: Nightlife [6]
  • MAC Awards: Board of Directors Award (2013)[7]
  • 2013 Nightlife Award [8]

Selected performersEdit

Among the performers who have performed at 54 Below:[9]

Popular cultureEdit

Feinstein's/54 Below was used in the setting of the Downton Abbey parody Downton Abbey the Musical.[10]

It was also featured in the third season of the webseries Submissions Only.[11]

RecordingsEdit

A partnership with Broadway Records has produced live albums of selected shows performed at Feinstein's/54 Below.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "A Broadway Hangout, Old Chum", The New York Times
  2. ^ Michael Feinstein and the Club 54 Below Agree to a Partnership
  3. ^ Callaway Sisters and Bway Stars LuPone, Benanti, Hoffman, and White Among Winners of 2013 BWW NYC Cabaret Awards
  4. ^ Bistro Awards Hall of Fame
  5. ^ BroadwayWorld: "June Briggs Awards Winners Announced: 54 Below and More"
  6. ^ CityGuide NY: "2013 Concierge Choice Awards Winners"
  7. ^ "MAC Awards Held March 21; KT Sullivan, Sharon McNight, T. Oliver Reid, Marilyn Maye, Ben Rimalower Among 2013 Nominees", Playbill
  8. ^ "Bruce Vilanch Hosts 2013 Nightlife Awards Jan. 14; Leslie Uggams, Marilyn Maye, Rupert Holmes Among Performers", Playbill
  9. ^ "Tyler Tafolla".
  10. ^ "Downton Abbey Gets a Musical Makeover", BBC America
  11. ^ Submissions Only recap: Face the music, Entertainment Weekly, May 12, 2014. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  12. ^ Broadway Records Live at 54 Below series

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