Billy Stritch: Cy Coleman Revisited
September 23 & 24, 2022
Billy Stritch is delighted to bring a brand new show to 54 Below, spotlighting the music of legendary tunesmith Cy Coleman. He’ll be joined this time by a swinging jazz trio (Tom Hubbard on bass and Ray Marchica on drums), all the better to perfectly celebrate one of Broadway and pop music’s jazziest composers. The show will include Cy’s biggest pop hits (“The Best Is Yet To Come,” “Witchcraft”), songs from his Broadway shows (Sweet Charity, City Of Angels), and many undiscovered and unknown gems.
Cy Coleman was the composer of a dozen Broadway scores and a multitude of “stand-alone” pop songs in addition to being a world-class jazz pianist. It was Billy’s honor to meet Cy in 1991 and the two formed a friendship built on their mutual love of jazz and showbiz. Billy almost always includes one or two of Cy’s compositions in his shows and is excited to be creating an evening of this great material for the very discerning 54 Below audience!
Photo credit: Christopher Boudewyns
Pianist-singer Billy Stritch has been a presence on the New York and national nightclub scene for more years than he cares to count but is perhaps best known for his 25 year collaboration as musical director and pianist for Liza Minnelli. He has also toured with Tony Bennett, Linda Eder, Marilyn Maye, Linda Lavin and many other top singers. His composition “Does He Love You” won the Grammy award and was recently recorded by Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Billy has recorded numerous solo albums and the most recent release Billy’s Place (Club44 Records) is available on all the streaming platforms and at his website billystritch.com
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to enter the club.
He not only does it all but also makes it look easy!
Stephen Holden, The New York Times
On top of his warm voice and pianistic virtuosity, Billy Stritch really has the gift of communicating with his audience and holding them in the palm of his hand, even though his hands are often on the keyboard!
Patrick Honoré, Musical Theater Review, London 2022
We were hoping for the perfect night of cabaret and Billy Stritch delivered! His show is a masterclass in the art of cabaret. He creates an intimacy and rapport with his audience that allows them to inhabit the music.
London Living Large, 2022
- Fri, Sep 23 :7:00 pm
- Sat, Sep 24 :7:00 pm