To commemorate its 40th anniversary, Feinstein’s/54 Below is bringing back, for one night only, the acclaimed Tony- nominated Broadway musical, Eubie!
A a toe-tapping, musical celebration of one of Broadway’s most prolific pioneers, Eubie Blake, Eubie! is a celebration of the melodies, mayhem, and mischievousness of the early 20th century jazz world.
The soul and sound of the celebrated composer is evoked in a dizzying collection of songs that span the century, including the classics “Low Down Blues,” “My Handyman Ain’t Handy No More,” and “I’m Just Wild about Harry.”
Ethel Beatty (Eubie OBC, Dreamgirls, Bubbling Brown Sugar)
LaDonna Burns (Follies, Godspell)
Leslie Dockery (Eubie OBC, Sophisticated Ladies, The Tap Dance Kid)
Lynnie Godfrey (Eubie OBC,No Place To Be Somebody, TV’s Amen, Brewster Place)
David Jackson (Eubie,Grand Hotel)
Mel Johnson Jr. (Eubie OBC, The Lion King, Jelly’s Last Jam)
Carol Maillard (Eubie, Comin Uptown)
Bernard J Marsh (Eubie, Big Deal)
Janet Powell (Eubie OBC, Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar)
Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Beautiful)
Jeffrey V Thompson (Eubie OBC, Uptown…It’s Hot, Amen Corner)
The evening will be hosted by Maurice Hines.
Produced and Directed by Robert W. Schneider
Eubie Blake’s compositions, obviously boosted by Sissle’s (and in several instances Andy Razaf’s) lyrics, are done with brilliantly humorous style and taste.