She was, is, and always will be, The Queen of Soul. The legendary Aretha Franklin’s music touched countless generations and her voice stretched to all corners of the globe, providing comfort, celebration, and inspiration to those who listened to her artistry.
Now, Feinstein’s/54 Below is honoring the late Ms. Franklin with 54 Celebrates Aretha Franklin, a celebration of her music, sung by those legends of Broadway whom she inspired.
Audiences will expect to hear Aretha’s greatest songs, like “Natural Woman,” “R-E-S-P-E-C-T,” “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman,” and so many more, sung by the legends of Broadway who call Aretha their Queen.
Anne Bragg (A Christmas Carol, Baby Fat Act I: A Screeching Weasel Rock Opera)
LaDonna Burns (Follies, Eubie)
Antoinette Comer (Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Mamma Mia)
Allyson Kaye Daniel (Unexpected Joy, Elf)
Kayla Davion (King Kong, Waitress)
Natalie Douglas (MAC Award winner, The People Vs Mona)
Amina Faye (Caroline, Or Change)
Whitney Hayes (Elf the Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’)
Victoria Huston Elem (Finding Neverland)
Arica Jackson (Head Over Heels)
Tarra Conner Jones (Dreamgirls, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Lori Minor (March On)
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe’s Cafe)
Alexia Sielo (Merrily We Roll Along, A Broadway Musical)
Cynthia Thomas (Ain’t Misbehavin’)
Directed and Produced by Robert W. Schneider
Associate Produced by Ben Nissen
Associate Produced and Hosted by Lance Bryant
Music Directed by Eli Zoller
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at anytime.
Tarra Conner Jones
Nicole Vanessa Ortiz
Robert W. Schneider
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