The Most Swankified Club – Feinstein’s/54 Below

Feinstein’s/54 Below books only great talent and has excellent food and cocktails – all the ingredients necessary to have an outstanding evening in midtown Manhattan.

Feinstein’s/54 Below is a place where you can see stars like Matthew Morrison, Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan – you name it, they performed here. The venue also hosts reunion shows for musicals like Newsies, American Psycho, and others coming soon. I have enjoyed so many shows here. My favorite one was with Jennifer Damiano, and I’m so excited she’s having another show in a few weeks (8/31). She was in Next To Normal, Spider-Man, Spring Awakening, and American Psycho. I feel so lucky that I got to see her in a few of those shows; she is amazingly talented. This past month, Jennifer Damiano held her solo show in 54, and it was incredible. She sang from each one of the shows she’s been in, and a few of her favorite songs. Check out the video below!

This summer I had the pleasure of attending a few shows: Jennifer Damiano’s show Jennuinely; Andy Mientus; How to Succeed in Business; American Psycho; and more. What I enjoy the most about Feinstein’s/54 Below shows is that you get to see these actors up close and personal, and you get to hang out with them after afterwards to get autographs and pics!

This is a wonderful, intimate setting where you can enjoy drinks and dinner while also enjoying the entertainment you love. It’s a small venue, so you can’t get a bad seat, but if you’re at all claustrophobic, I recommend paying more for the raised seating along the walls or by the bar area.

A friend of mine accompanied me to the show, and agreed that the venue is absolutely lovely, down to little things like the beautiful wallpaper and the fact that every seat has at least a decent view of the stage. She found the waitstaff very attentive as well. She was concerned the music would be too loud or distorted, something that is a huge problem she’d experienced at other venues, but it was perfect. As a self-professed newbie who wasn’t familiar with the music of either American Psycho or Duncan Sheik, she still enjoyed the show, and it made her wish she’d been able to see American Psycho on Broadway before it closed.

I went to the Newsies show with my friend Tzivi who had a great time, and posted this on social media after the show: Newsies Square was alive again with the sound of newsboys seizing the day at Feinstein’s 54 below. Two years ago Newsies closed on Broadway, but the Fansies still love this show and will support it no matter what. So glad Joy and I decided to get tickets at the last minute. Not everyone was able to make it, but it was so nice seeing those who were, and hearing their talent again!! These talented people are all doing amazing things now and I wish them all the best! Thanks for a fantastic show and giving us all something to believe in!Thanks to Shoshana Feinstein for putting together this beautiful reunion! She put how I felt into words. Short clip here.

If you are looking for a good night on the town, Feinstein’s/54 Below is the place.

More on Feinstein’s/54 Below read interview’s I did with Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and read Benjamin Rauhala interview he’s a Programming Producer at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Written with Tamar and Tzivi, Edited Sarah

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