Ray DeForest in “A Doris Dear Christmas Special” Announces New Special Guests!

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents a One-Night-Only event… After the successful premiere of his show Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk, 2016 MAC Award winner Ray DeForest is back as “Doris Dear” in A Doris Dear Christmas Special. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room and come along on a fun holiday romp and relive the glory days of the Holiday TV Specials “LIVE” at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Doris Dear is thrilled to announce that Windham Hill recording artist Sean Harkness, as well as renowned headliner Terese Genneco, will be making a special appearance in the rumpus room along with previously announced award-winning guest artists Meg Flather, Lina Koutrakos, Rick Jensen and Marie Johnson Baruch. Directed by award-winning director Lina Koutrakos and musical direction by award winner Rick Jensen, Doris Dear brings her stories and style back for a celebration with her friends dropping in for a holiday drink or two! Come join us for a good old-fashioned holiday variety show full of songs to make your holidays shine!

The show is written and performed by Dramatist Guild member and SAG/AFTRA National LGBT Board Member Ray DeForest and inspired by the great TV holiday specials that were the standard of TV-watching in the ’50s, ’60s and ;70s!

Ray DeForest in A Doris Dear Christmas Special plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) December 16th at 9:30pm. There is a $65 – $25 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 Ray DeForest

Doris Dear, the “other” Inner Housewife of Ray DeForest, has been featured in movies (Men in Black 3, The Normal Heart) and TV shows (The Carrie Diaries) and has toured with “her” successful show Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk.  Ray has been performing professionally for 37 years around the world— in tours, stage shows, revues and was a host on TV’s HGTV, Food Network, and had his own “How To” TV show syndicated through Fox TV. Ray won the 2016 MAC Award for “Impersonation/Drag”.

More about Feinstein’s /54 Below

Michael Feinstein, one of the world’s great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein’s/54 Below is the 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.

The New York Times writes that 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 $5-$155. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins