FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm Have you ever wondered how some random greek dude became Aesop, the world renown fabulist? The answer is: The romantic screwball musical comedy Love & Other Fables, the musical you’ve been waiting 3,000 years for. Join us for a one night celebration of music, girls, gags and legs by the award-winning writing team of John McMahon and Jay Jeffries. Featuring an all-star Broadway cast, this concert is directed by Jay Binder, and with musical direction by the composer John McMahon.
Steven Strafford (“Spamalot”, “Peter Pan”) plays the world-famous fabulist before anyone knew who he, or what a fable, was. Alli Mauzey (“Wicked” “Cry Baby”) plays the headstrong object of Aesop’s unending desire. John Rapson (“A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder”, “Les Miserables”) plays King Croesus of Lydia, the richest man in the ancient world. Lesli Margherita (“Matilda” “Dames At Sea”) plays the wily, power-hungry, sex-obsessed courtesan to King Croesus. Ed Watts (“Scandalous” “The Fantasticks”) plays Philocalus, Aesop’s best friend and sex-toy of Delphinia. Dakin Matthews (“Waitress” “Rocky”) plays Xanthus, father-figure and owner of both Aesop and Lycaena. Blair Ross (“Side Show” “Cinderella”) plays Catastrophe, the status-seeking, social-climbing wife of Xanthus. Rachel Coloff (“Lestat”) plays Mme. Mnemosyne, the obsequious wedding shoppe owner. Lindsay Roberts (“The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess”) plays Delphinia’s shade-throwing Head Handmaiden. Jeremy Benton (“White Christmas” “Cagney”) plays the tap-dancing Captain Of The Guard. Jason Michael Evans plays Mercury, The Olympus Delivery Guy. With Rex Benincasa on drums and narrated and accompanied by the composer, John McMahon. Directed by Jay Binder.
LOVE & OTHER FABLES plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on April 9, 2017. There is a $35-$45 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
More about the creative team …
John McMahon’s credits include the Broadway production of Prince of Central Park, and the revival of the Gershwin musical Oh! Kay! Off-Broadway, he was heard playing for the hit musical Ruthless! and the revue Whoop Dee Doo! He was the musical conductor and co-creator of the musical revue Bottoms Up! He directed the original revue of the music of Rick Crom’s Absolutely Rude!, and musical directed his Star Trek parody musical Space Trek.
Jay Jeffries wrote lyrics and sketches for the Upstairs at the Downstairs revues INSTANT REPLAY, FREE FALL, and WEIGH-IN (WAY OUT), and a book-revue, THE MANHATTAN ARRANGEMENT. He crea for the off-Broadway revues, FUN CITY at the Jan Hus and FOR LOVE OR MONEY at the Circle Rep. He also served as lyricist for a children’s musical, THE RANSOM OF REDCHIEF. His topical revue INNUENDO… OUT THE OTHER, which played both Broadway Baby and Backstage, won two Bistro Awards. On Broadway, with composer James Raitt, he wrote specialty material for STARDUST.
MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, and Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s great musical artists, have united to give New York anunparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, isthe performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes Feinstein’s/54 Below“has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade- patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs.” Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins