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54 Below

A Nonprofit Cabaret Venue

December 17, 2015

Cover charge: $35 – $45
Premiums: $75

Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door

Food & Beverage Minimum: $25

Thu, Dec 17 9:30pm Doors 8:45pm Tickets

Dubbed “Broadway’s Beethoven” by John Znidarsic of the acclaimed Broadway’s Future concerts and the creator/subject of the award-winning Incredibly Deaf Musical seen at the Duke on 42nd Street, this unique songwriter has been creating and debuting new holiday music every year since his teens—including the last 7 years at the Broadway’s Future Holiday Songbook at Lincoln Center.

This year Jay Alan Zimmerman hops on the Feinstein’s/54 Below piano to reveal the best of his Naughty & Nice Holiday Songbook — a heartfelt and hilarious collection crafted over more than twenty Decembers with each song originally composed for a different vocalist, including Kevin Massey (Gentleman’s Guide, Memphis), Kara Lindsay (Wicked, Newsies), Matt Lutz (Bonnie & Clyde), Kelly Ellenwood (Phantom of the Opera), and jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli.

During this special one-night event, he will not only bring back Songbook favorites Casey Erin Clark, Tiffan Borelli, Tony Ramos and bassist Ritt Henn to reprise their Lincoln Center performances, but will also introduce New York to the remarkable deaf jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, recently featured on NBC news. Ms. Harvey, like Mr. Zimmerman, has become profoundly deaf—yet sings pitch perfect using muscle memory and a visual tuner. With Mr. Zimmerman at the piano, they’ll unveil his newest holiday song, “Time To Find Home” while making the show accessible to people with hearing loss through live wireless captions by Globetitles.

Joined by special guests yet to be announced, the cast will cover a diverse collection ranging from twists on the traditional (“Carol Loves The Bells”), to the touching (“Whispering To Me”), the comical (“Happy Jolly Merry Headache”), and the completely irreverent (“Holiday Zombie”). A special commemorative printing of the Naughty & Nice Holiday Songbook will be available for purchase and cast autographs, so that the audience can create keepsakes and share these funky & festive songs with their own family & friends.