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Critics called it “a diamond in the rough” – well, this diamond has been polished and is ready to sparkle… again! 

For the first time in NYC since its opening in 1989, come experience one of Broadway’s biggest and brightest flops, Legs Diamond! With original cast members and their stories, special guests, and the beautiful score conceived and written by Grammy and Academy Award winner Peter Allen, the evening is sure to delight.

After a 6-week workshop Legs Diamond went straight to Broadway. The show had a record-breaking 72 previews in which critics relentlessly reported the endless production problems. Without reserve, these reviewers plunged their knives deep, killing the show well before it opened at the Mark Hellinger Theater on December 26, 1988. After another 62 performances Legs Diamond closed on February 19, 1989. This would mark not only the end of the show but the end of the beautiful Mark Hellinger as a theater.  The theater became the Times Square Church.

Despite its short run, Legs Diamond was highly acclaimed, garnishing three Tony Award nominations, including costuming by the legendary Willa Kim for her glorious 20’s designs, choreography by the brilliant Alan Johnson, and a nomination for the divine Julie Wilson for her show stopping number “The Music Went Out of My Life.” Set in a speakeasy during the Prohibition Jazz age, Legs Diamond presented for the first time ever on a Broadway stage fully automated and computerized scenery. This unique show featured dancers oozing out of a piano, with Brenda Braxton emerging to reveal the forbidden speakeasy, showgirls dripping in diamonds and lounging in giant champagne glasses, and the Gangland Ballet.

Peter Allen played “Legs” Diamond, a noted real life gangster. The plot was filled with scenes of unrequited love and jealousy by the women who competed for Legs Diamond’s heart, played by Julie Wilson, Randall Edwards, and Brenda Braxton. Unfortunately, Christine Andreas and Bob Stillman (Leg’s wife and brother) whose voices and songs brought tears to cast members in rehearsals fell victim to the many cuts during previews. Their characters never made it to opening night. We are so excited to share these rare jewels with you during our celebratory concert!

Please join us at Feinstein’s/54 Below for this once in a lifetime celebration. The 30th Anniversary of Grammy and Academy Award winning Peter Allen’s Legs Diamond, conceived with music and lyrics by Peter Allen and book by Harvey Fierstein and Charles Suppon. Spend an evening with the original cast members who will perform numbers from the show, such as “When I Get My Name in Lights,” “Sure Thing Baby,” “Only an Older Woman,” “The Man Nobody Could Love,” “All I Wanted Was the Dream,” “The Music Went Out of My Life,” and “Say it Isn’t So;” and will also share backstage anecdotes and their personal memories of working with the incomparable and charming Peter Allen.

Christine Andreas (Legs Diamond OBC, My Fair Lady- Theatre World Award winner, On Your Toes-Tony nominee, Oklahoma! – Tony nominee))
Adrian Bailey (Legs Diamond OBC, Smokey Joe’s Cafe)
Brenda Braxton (Legs Diamond OBC, Smokey Joe’s CafeTony nominee, Dreamgirls)
Randall Edwards (Legs Diamond OBC, Biloxi Blues, “Ryan’s Hope”)
Jim Fyfe (Legs Diamond OBC, Biloxi Blues)
Ruth Gottschall (Legs Diamond OBC, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Cabaret)
Norman Kauahi (Legs Diamond OBC, Miss Saigon)
Jennifer Paulson Lee (Legs Diamond OBC, Dance Captain)
Mark Manley (Legs Diamond OBC, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public)
Bob Stillman (Hello Again – Drama Desk Award nominee, Urban Cowboy- Tony Award® nominee, Dirty Blonde – Tony Award® nominee), Legs Diamond OBC
Shaelynn Parker (Legs Diamond OBC)
Kevin Weldon 
(Legs Diamond OBC, Peter Allen’s stunt double)

Cast subject to change.

Produced & Directed by Jonathan Cerullo (Legs Diamond OBC, Theater Now NY Best Director; Fictitious, The Three Musketeers, Cats, Band In Berlin, Anna Karenina, Say Goodnight, Gracie, Sweet Charity, PBS Great Performances, Big Apple Circus)

Musical Direction by Phil Hall (Phantom of the Opera, Cats, 42nd Street)

Associate Producer: Carol Ann Baxter (Legs Diamond OBC, La Cage aux Folles)
Production Stage Manager: Chris Clark
Assistant to Director: Vanessa Wendt
Press Representative: Glenna Freedman Public Relations (original Press Associate)
Assistant to Peter Allen, Music Consultant, and Friend to the Legs Diamond Reunion Concert: Bruce Cudd (Original Production Team)

Past Performances

  • Sun, Dec 3: 7:00 pm
  • Sun, Dec 3: 9:30 pm
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Choice of:
  • Kabocha Squash Soup

    Cashew Cream, Parsley Oil

  • Baby Beet Salad

    Whipped Ricotta Cheese, Fig & Pomegranate Agrodolce, Baby Lettuce

  • Choice of:
  • Braised Short Rib

    Mole Pablano, Sweet Potato Puree, Brussels Sprouts, Buttermilk-Battered Onion Rings

  • Pan-Seared Scallops

    Shiitake Mushrooms, Citrus, Parsnip Puree

  • Choice of:
  • Butterscotch Pudding

    Caramel Biscotti, Salted Rum Sauce

  • Dark Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

    Dark Chocolate Cake, Marshmallow Buttercream, S'mores Gelato

  • Laurent-Perrier

    Champagne, FR

  • Semi-Dry Riesling

    Finger Lakes, NY

  • Cabernet Franc

    Finger Lakes, NY

  • Vin Santo

    Chianti, IT

  • Marcona Amonds
  • Plantain Chips with Guacamole
  • Bacon Mac & Cheese
  • Charcuterie & Cheese
  • Buffalo Mozzarella Bruschetta

    ***only available at the 9:30 & 11:30 shows

  • Kabocha Squash Soup

    Cashew Cream, Parsley Oil

  • Peekytoe Crab Fritters

    Avocado, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

  • Steak Tartare*

    Toasted Baguette, Quail Egg

  • Lemon Ricotta Ravioli

    Butter Poached Lobster & Spicy Breadcrumbs

  • Mixed Green

    Dried Cherries, Goat Cheese, Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Warm Farro

    Roasted Mushrooms, Shaved Celery, Baby Kale, Black Mustard Seed Vinaigrette

  • Caesar

    Romaine Hearts, Basil, Parmesan

    + add chicken - $9.00
    + add shrimp - $15.00
  • Selection of Three - 16.00 Selection of Five - 23.00
  • Selection of Three - $16.00 Selection of Five - $23.00
  • Chevrotin

    Pasteurized Goat - Lamoine, ME

  • Von Trapp*

    Raw Cow - Waitsville, VT

  • Penterman Gouda

    Pasteurized Cow - Thorpe, WI

  • Arethusa Blue

    Pasteurized Cow - Litchfield, CT

  • Hudson Flower

    Pasteurized Sheep - New York, NY

  • Fettuccine Bolognese

    Shredded Parmigiano, Basil Oil

  • Pappardelle

    Butternut Squash, Shiitake Mushrooms, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Red Wine Butter Sauce & Shaved Pecorino Romano

  • Vegan Red Quinoa Pilaf

    Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Chard, Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

  • Duck Confit Salad

    Frisee, Caramelized Grapefruit, Citrus Vinaigrette

  • Pan-Seared Arctic Char

    Black Pepper & Lemon Spaetzle, Baby Artichokes, Olive Oil, Thyme Roasted Tomatoes

  • Farm-Raised Amish Chicken

    Buttered Parsnip, Sauteed Dandelion Greens

  • Creekstone Farm Filet Mignon

    Summer Succotash, Caramelized Cipollini Onions, Zucchini Crudo

  • Espresso-Marinated Hanger Steak*

    Pommes Frites

  • 54/Bacon Cheeseburger

    Short Rib & Brisket Beef Burger, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Spring Brook Reading Cheese, Chipotle Spread, Shoestring French Fries ***only available at the 9:30 & 11:30 shows

  • Broccolini
  • Shishito Peppers

    Sesame Aioli

  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts

    Parsley, Lemon, Olive Oil

  • Wilted Spinach & Red Chard
  • Shoestring French Fries
  • Buttermilk-Battered Onion Rings
  • Chocolate Cake Pudding

    Espresso Cream, Guinness Gelato, Bailey's Anglaise

  • Apple Pie

    Apple Cider Caramel Sauce, Bourbon Gelato

  • Key Lime Pie

    Brown Sugar Gelato, Whipped Cream

  • Affogato di Caffe

    Vanilla Gelato, Single Espresso Shot, Waffle Cookie Crisp

  • Homemade Cookie Plate

    Daily Selection

  • Gelato & Sorbet

    Chef's Seasonal Selection

  • Farmstead Cheese Plate
  • 54 Below Manhattan

    McKenzie Rye, Dolin Rouge Vermouth, Grand Marnier, Angostura Bitters

  • Rum From Away

    Kraken Spiced Rum, Apple Cider, Cinnamon Simple Syrup, topped with Brooklyn Oktoberfest & garnished with a cinnamon rim

  • Pear Evan Hansen

    Martin Miller's Gin, St. Germaine, Black Currant Liquor, Pear Nectar, topped with Zardetto Prosecco & garnished with a fresh pear slice

  • Pump-King & I

    Tito's Vodka, Fresh Pumpkin Puree, Vanilla Extract, Simple Syrup, Cream, dusted with pumpkin pie spice

  • Rosemary's Turn

    Brooklyn Gin, Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Splash of Soda, garnished with a lemon wheel & fresh rosemary sprig

  • Autumn Sangria

    Please ask your server for our current offering.

    Glass - $16.00
    Carafe - $48.00
  • The Red Bucket

    Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Chambord, Pineapple, Cranberry

  • Espresso Martini

    Esse Espresso, Reyka Vodka, Kahlua, Cream, Cinnamon

  • Wonka Bar

    Peanut Butter Infused Reyka Vodka, Godiva Chocolate Liquor, Topped with Chocolate Shavings

  • Little Red

    Titos, Disaronno, Muddled Strawberries, Vanilla, Whipped Cream

  • Italian Coffee

    Kahlua, Sambuca, Simple Syrup, Coffee, Whipped Cream

  • Irish Coffee

    Jameson Whiskey, Coffee, Whipped Cream

  • Mexican Coffee

    Milagro Silver Tequila, Kahlúa, Chipotle Chili, Coffee, Whipped Cream

  • Zardetto Prosecco, Conegliano, IT
    Glass - $15.00
  • Ceretto Moscato d'Asti, Piedmont, IT
    Glass - $16.00
  • François Montand Brut Rose, Gascogny, FR
    Glass - $17.00
  • Mionetto Prosecco Brut, IT, NV
    Bottle - $65.00
  • Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley, CA
    Bottle - $69.00
  • Piper Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, FR
    Bottle - $89.00
  • G.H. Mumm, Champagne, FR, NV
    Bottle - $105.00
  • Taittinger Brut, Reims, FR
    Bottle - $118.00
  • Veuve Clicquot, Reims, FR
    Bottle - $125.00
  • Veuve Clicquot Rose, Reims, FR, NV
    Bottle - $135.00
  • Weingut Langwerth, Riesling, Mosel, GER 2014
    6oz Glass - $15.00
  • Bastianich, Friulano, Friuli, IT 2015
    6oz Glass - $18.00
  • Matanzas Creek Winery, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA 2015
    6oz Glass - $19.00
  • Cambria, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, CA 2014
    6oz Glass - $19.00
  • Gavi, White Label, Teneuta La Marchesa, IT 2015
    Bottle - $61.00
  • Patient Cottage, Sancerre, Loire Valley, FR 2015
    Bottle - $79.00
  • Scarbolo, Pinot Grigio, Friuli-Venezia, IT 2016
    Bottle - $72.00
  • Duckhorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa, CA 2015
    Bottle - $88.00
  • Stonestreet, Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA 2013
    Bottle - $88.00
  • Joseph Drouhlin Puligny-Montrachet, Chardonnay, Burgundy, FR 2015
    Bottle - $135.00
  • Chateau Sainte Marguerite, Provence, FR 2016
    6oz Glass - $18.00
  • Terra Doro, Amador County, CA 2016
    Bottle - $63.00
  • Famille Perrin, Cotes du Rhone, FR 2013
    6oz Glass - $15.00
  • The Velvet Devil, Merlot, Mattawa, WA 2014
    6oz Glass - $17.00
  • Zaccagnini, Montepulciano, Abruzzo, IT 2014
    6oz Glass - $18.00
  • Enrique Foster, Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina 2011
    6oz Glass - $21.00
  • Benziger, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma, CA 2014
    6oz Glass - $22.00
  • Nielson, Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, CA 2014

    by Byron

    6oz Glass - $22.00
  • Catena, Malbec, Mendoza, AR 2014
    Bottle - $72.00
  • Marques de Murrieta, Tempranillo, Rioja Reserva, SP 2011
    Bottle - $79.00
  • Seghesio, Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA 2014
    Bottle - $81.00
  • La Crema, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR 2014
    Bottle - $88.00
  • Matanzas Creek Winery, Merlot, Sonoma, CA 2013
    Bottle - $92.00
  • Terra Bianca, Campaccio, Toscana, IT 2012
    Bottle - $95.00
  • Caparzo, Brunello di Montalcino, IT 2012
    Bottle - $99.00
  • Gaja, Ca' Marcanda, Piedmont, IT 2013
    Bottle - $115.00
  • Paraduxx, Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2013
    Bottle - $115.00
  • Chateau De Pez, Bordeaux, St. Estephe, FR 2014
    Bottle - $118.00
  • Gillardi, Barolo, Piedmont, IT 2012
    Bottle - $130.00
  • Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, CA 2013
    Bottle - $140.00
  • M. Chapoutier, Chateauneuf Du Pape, FR
    Bottle - $140.00
  • Caymus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2014
    Bottle - $175.00
  • Inglenook, Rubicon, Rutherford, CA 2012
    Bottle - $350.00
  • Ithaca Apricot Wheat, Ithaca, NY
  • Brooklyn Brown Ale, NY
  • Keegan Mother's Milk Stout, Kingston, NY
  • Kopparberg Pear Cider, Sweden
  • Buckler Non-Alcoholic, Netherlands
  • Brooklyn IPA
  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest
  • The Big Apple

    Apple Cider, Cranberry Juice, Ginger Ale, garnished with a cinnamon dusted apple slice

  • Pom-pular

    Pomegranate Juice, Soda, Rosemary Infused Simple Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, garnished with a fresh rosemary sprig

  • Balvenie 12 yr

    Honey & subtle spice on the nose, oaken & an intense finish

  • Dalwhinnie 15 yr

    Light-bodied with hints of heather & peat

  • Macallan 12 yr

    Vanilla & oak bouquet, matured in sherry & bourbon oak casks

  • Macallan 15 yr

    Rose & cherry on the nose, with a finish of dark chocolate & orange

  • Oban 14 yr

    Rich & smoky, notes of cut hay & citrus, dry oak on the finish

  • Talisker 10 yr

    Peat-smoke nose, strong barley-malt flavors, warming peppery finish

  • Laphroig 10 yr

    Big smoke & peat on the nose & palate, hint of vanilla with spicy finish

  • Glenfiddich 12 yr

    Fresh pear on the nose, creamy with subtle oak flavors & a mellow finish

  • Glenfiddich 15 yr

    Aged in 3 different oak casks, warm spicy flavor or honey & candied fruits

  • Glenfiddich 18 yr

    Robust oak flavor finished with baked apple & cinnamon

  • Glenfiddich 21 yr

    Aged in Caribbean Rum casks with notes of vanilla, sweet toffee & fig

  • Glenfiddich Flight

    Glenfiddich 12 yr, 15 yr & 18 yr

  • Booker's, Kentucky

    Aged 6 - 8 years, smokey vanilla & mocha notes, clean & intense finish

  • Bulleit, Kentucky

    Aged 6 years, oaky, smokey & smooth with hints of vanilla, long finish

  • Basil Hayden's, Kentucky

    Spicy, peppery, honey notes with a clean, dry finish

  • Blanton's, New York

    Burnt sugar, caramel, orange & clove, with a vanilla, honey finish

  • Widow Jane, Brooklyn

    Cherry wood, olive oil, burnt orange & spice finish

  • Hillrock Solera, New York

    Nose of caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, palate of molasses, cinnamon & spice

  • Mr. Katz's Rock & Rye, Brooklyn

    Blend of rye whiskey & rock candy syrup with orange, cherry & cinnamon

  • Bourbon/Whiskey Flight

    Basil Hayden's, Kentucky - Blanton's, New York - Widow Jane - Brooklyn

  • ***Available at the 11:30 shows only.***
  • The 54 Mule

    Reyka Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger, Lime

  • Hamiltini

    Reyka Vodka, Sour Apple Schnapps, Apple Cider, Cranberry

  • Kinky Red Boot

    Martin Miller's Gin, Rosemary Syrup, Lemon Juice, Pomegranate Juice

  • 54 Below'd Fashioned

    Four Roses Bourbon, Angostura Bitters, Housemade Orange & Cherry Syrup

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