54 Sings Kander & Ebb’s Woman of the Year
November 29, 2017
Join us when Feinstein’s/54 Below turns back the clock to celebrate 1981’s Woman of the Year. The hairdos are higher, the shoulder pads broader, and the battle of the sexes is raging! And alternating in the leading role- a variety of your favorite Broadway divas associated with Kander & Ebb’s musicals!
When international superstar television reporter Tess Harding is mocked by comic strip artist Sam Craig, Tess decides to wage an all-out war of words with the chauvinistic Sam. Pretty soon the feud turns to romance…. and marriage…but not to harmony in this delightful battle of the sexes between two out sized egos.
Based on the 1942 film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, Woman of the Year was the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Book.
With a delightful score by John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) and a hysterical book by Peter Stone (1776) audiences can expect to hear such great songs as “Sometimes A Day Goes By,” “One Of The Boys,” “I Wrote the Book,” “The Grass Is Always Greener,” and many more, as sung by an all-star Broadway cast!
The leading roles for Woman of the Year will feature a revolving door of Kander and Ebb’s greatest leading ladies (and gentlemen) who will each bring one of the score’s magnificent songs to life.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative.
Klea Blackhurst (Everything the Traffic Will Allow, Merman’s Apprentice)
Todd Buonopane (Cinderella)
Mary Callanan (Mamma Mia)
Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll and Hyde)
Bradley Dean (A Little Night Music)
Joyce DeWitt (Three’s Company)
Natalie Douglas (8 time Mac Award Winner)
John Epperson (Lypsinka)
Anita Gillette (Cabaret)
Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music)
Dee Hoty (Gigi)
Christine Toy Johnson (Hello, Dolly!)
Luba Mason (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party)
Brad Oscar (Something Rotten)
Christine Pedi (Spamilton)
Eve Plumb (The Brady Bunch)
Robbie Rozelle (Songs From Inside My Locker)
Kevin Zak (Clinton: The Musical)
Narrator: Peter Filichia (author, critic)
Directed and Produced by Robert W Schneider