Ann Morrison to Present MERRILY FROM CENTER STAGE at Feinstein’s/54 Below

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, the Supper Club on Broadway, will present Anne Morrison in “Anne Morrison: Merrily From Center Stage.” on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. “Anne Morrison: Cheerfully from center stage”.

Anne Morrison is back in town with its new cabaret, including never-before-heard ideas and stories of Merrily We Roll Along from the perspective of its award-winning character Mary Flynn. Forty years later and a few years wiser, in her mischievous and sincere style, Annie resumes the Stephen Sondheim songs that she had the honor of presenting to the world.

Ann will be joined by John Shirley as musical director and accompanist. John performed with Ann in her latest show, “My Furniture Set”. here at Feinstein’s 54 Below in 2018.

John Shirley has performed in venues from LA to London, including Feinsteins 54 below, don’t tell mom, The Duplex and Swing 46. He currently plays in the Tampa Bay area.

He has a great knowledge of popular music, in particular the great American standards, the classic of Broadway, the Beatles, Elton John and Billy Joel. He loves requests and can play and sing hundreds of songs by ear.

He regularly works with many local artists and is a member of the Gay Mens Tampa Bay Chorus.

Anne Morrison in “Merrily From Center Stage” performs Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. There is a $40-$50 cover charge and a $25 minimum for food and beverages. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Day of show tickets after 4:00 p.m. are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.

Ann has been an award-winning actor, writer, teacher and director for over 40 years. As an actress, she performed on Broadway in Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along directed by Harold Prince (1982 Theater World Award) and in LoveMusik (2007); London’s West End at Peg; Off-Broadway in the musical Goblin Market (Drama Desk Award Nom.) and was an original cast member of Forbidden Broadway. Nationally she has performed in Sondheim on Sondheim, Into the Woods, Peter Pan, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, Oliver! Sunset Boulevard, On A Clear Day, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Good News, Embarrass, Anyone Can Whistle, and many more. Locally, she has played in Noel & Gertie, Shadowlands, Ruthless! I do, I do! with Blake Walton. A solo artist par excellence, Ann has performed cabaret at major venues across the country, most recently at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City. She won Best Actress for her solo play Linda Lovely Goes to Broadway at the United Solo Festival in New York, and appeared there again with her solo play Word Painting: Soliloquies Around an Easel. Four of Ann’s solo pieces are published. She was co-founder of Kaleidoscope, a musical theater workshop for people with intellectual disabilities, and currently co-founder/artistic director of SaraSolo Productions, helping to develop and celebrate solo theater artists, especially those concerned with “Other than She can be heard on original cast recordings and studio recordings such as Merrily We Roll Along, Peg, Goblin Market, Good News, I Remember Mama, Lady Be Good, Sing Before Breakfast and The Road to Ruin. , and SARASOTA MAGAZINE Awards as well as the JOHN RINGLING TOWERS AWARD Ann plays herself in the 2017 documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened. www.annmorrsion.net

SAFETY INFORMATION

Feinstein’s/54 Below is committed to the health of its artists, staff and guests and has created a safety plan to ensure safe conditions as well as optimal performance conditions. The new policies require performers, production, kitchen and dining staff, and all members of the public to present proof of vaccination to enter the premises. Additional information on our security protocols can be found here. Feinstein’s/54 Below installed improved air circulation and filtering systems as well as added plexiglass barriers between some tables. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, safety protocols and seating capacity may change, and policies may be adjusted as needed.

READ MORE ABOUT FEINSTEIN/54 BELOW

Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York nightlife. Just blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed, state-of-the-art nightclub in the Theater District that welcomes audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below features iconic and rising stars from the world of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard of culinary excellence worthy of world-class live entertainment. The management team includes owners Steve Baruch, Richard Frankeland Tom Vierteland restaurant general manager Mandisa Boxill.

Feinstein’s/54 Below is one of the busiest venues in town, presenting over 700 shows each year. Unique in its mission, it has become an indispensable member of the Broadway ecosystem, providing a safe place for seasoned and emerging artists to hone their craft, try out new music, grow their fanbases, and come together as a community. Its streaming programs and YouTube videos have garnered millions of video views showcasing Broadway talent to new audiences and introducing the art of cabaret to fans around the world.

Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club features live shows at 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Late night programming will resume in the coming months. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com.