Carmen Cusack: Retro Lounge
Bright Star Tony Award nominee and upcoming Call Me Madam at Encores! star Carmen Cusack returns to Feinstein’s/54 Below with a brand new show! Join Carmen for a jazz/R&B/country mash up! Expect songs by female artists she grew up listening and singing along to like Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Dionne Warwick, Crystal Gayle, Nina Simone, Karen Carpenter, Linda Ronstadt, and Dusty Springfield. She’ll even throw in a few ya haven’t heard of… It’ll be a walk down memory lane for some, and uncharted territory for others, but definitely a retro lounge riot!
After her time on the West End as Fantine in Les Misérables, Cusack toured as the leading lady of both Wicked and South Pacific. She gave a deeply beloved performance as Alice Murphy in Bright Star, her Broadway debut! Cusack, who consistently delivers deeply emotional performances, has been widely recognized for her sensitivity to past pains and joys during each moment onstage.
Special guests include Carmen’s Bright Star co-star and Drama Desk nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville, Slave Play at NYTW), and fellow Call Me Madam cast members Ben Davis (Violet) and internet personality Randy Rainbow.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.
Her singing, trimmed with a slight twang, is impeccable both in the bloom in her voice and the emotion she invests in the lyrics.
The New York Times
Paul Alexander Nolan