Dinner and a Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Dinner and a Show at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Wilkommen, beinvenue, welcome! To cabarets. To cast reunions. To solo shows from favorite theater professionals of the past and present. To people singing in their skivvies. To tributes to great songwriters. To new musicals. To pop songs with a Broadway slant. To a cappella magic. To so much more. Oh, and food. Lots of food.

Open the red door and descend down the steps to Broadway’s Supper Club, Feinstein’s/54 Below. Feinstein’s/54 Below is a unique spot for theater fans to take in an intimate performance while enjoying drinks and fine dining. Seating is available up near the bar, on the main floor and in several booths along the back wall, though where you sit is often left up to the attentive staff. There’s not a bad seat in the house, though, because they’re all so close to the stage.

Most recently, I saw Rockapella perform at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Yes, Rockapella. As in, “DO IT, ROCKAPELLA!” (insert the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego theme song — and me tearing up from feels—here). I’ve also seen cabaret shows from Aaron Tveit and Matt Doyle, as well as the 10th Anniversary reunion and screening of the 2003 film Camp at the venue. Each of these shows was memorable—offering the chance to be a part of something so special with such a concentrated group of fans. Singing songs alongside strangers who share your same unwavering love for whomever is up on stage that night brings about a sense of community that stays with you. You know that Hamilton song “The Room Where It Happens?” Sure, you can watch some clips on YouTube, but it’s a totally different experience getting to see these people perform in person.

As this is a supper club, there is a beverage and food minimum on top of ticket prices. You can also hit up Feinstein’s/54 Below for a meal without seeing a show. The 54th Street location near Times Square and within walking distance of several subway stations makes it a convenient stop before evening plans.

Check out 54below.com for more information and the calendar of upcoming performances.

Photo courtesy Marc Bryan-Brown

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