Two of NYC’s top cabaret, sketch, and comedy performers – Larry Owens (Steppenwolf, LarryOwensLive, A Strange Loop) and James Jackson, Jr. (The Black-Ups, A Strange Loop) bring their hilarious tribute show to Feinstein’s/54 Below highlighting the effect of Stephen Sondheim’s musical genius on performers of all backgrounds. In an age where Diversity In Musical Theatre must be more than just a slogan, Putting Y’all Together is an homage to Mr. Sondheim’s vast catalogue and opens the door to every performer seeking inspiration.
Larry Owens just completed his first feature film, To Dust, opposite Matthew Broderick. His theatre credits include Spamilton, Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Dreamgirls (Portland Center Stage), Grease (MUNY St. Louis), and the Emcee in Cabaret. He performs cabaret frequently at Feinstein’s/54 Below and Joe’s Pub. Training: The School at Steppenwolf. For more music and comedy visit www.LarryOwensLive.com.
James Jackson, Jr. has committed several crimes since he was deposited in New York City back when Jesus was a boy. Before embarking on a cabaret career (The Black-Ups) that has seen him at Joe’s Pub, Feinstein’s/54 Below, DROM, The Duplex, the A.R.T.’s Club Oberon in Boston, and Los Angeles’ Lyric Theatre, there were some national tours with angry Brits (Whistle Down The Wind), public belting in close proximity to Rockettes (The Radio City Christmas Spectacular), and more regional theater than any resume should have to deal with (Dreamgirls at Massasoit Theatre – DASH Supporting Actor Award), and even some time as a drag queen (Henri Gabler) with Exigent Theatre Company. Most recently, he has been blocked on Twitter by Kirstie Alley. www.TheJamesJacksonJr.com.
This show is part of Feinstein’s/54 Below’s Summer 2018 concert series: Duo Shows at 54! From partners to siblings to co-stars and beyond, these evenings will celebrate the special collaboration of two artists brought together. Join us as some of today’s greatest performers team up with each other for this unique and exciting series.