JANA ROBBINS AND HALEY SWINDAL RETURN TO FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW IN “WE JUST MOVE ON!” THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW IS THRILLED TO WELCOME
JANA ROBBINS AND HALEY SWINDAL
AS THEY RETURN TO BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB IN
“WE JUST MOVE ON!”
THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB
AUGUST 30TH AND SEPTEMBER 6TH ONLY
SONGS INCLUDE HITS FROM SHOWS SUCH AS “ZORBA,” “CABARET,”
“THE RINK,” “CHICAGO” AND MORE!
New York, NY (July 19, 2018) – Jana Robbins (Gypsy, I Love My Wife, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife) and Haley Swindal (Jekyll and Hyde, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd) will join forces and return to Feinstein’s/54 Below for two unforgettable evenings with “We Just Move On! – The Songs of Kander and Ebb.” The shows are slated for Thursday, August 30th at 9:30PM and Thursday, September 6th at 7:00PM. Following separate sold-out shows of their own, both Robbins and Swindal are no strangers to the Kander and Ebb catalogue. Jana appeared in two tours of Zorba and both Jana and Haley have played ‘Sally Bowles’ in separate productions of Cabaret. The veteran duo can currently be seen starring together in the smash Off-Broadway show, This One’s For The Girls.
Joined by musical director Joe Goodrich, Robbins and Swindal’s lineup of Kander and Ebb hits includes some of the composer/lyricist’s most well-known tunes including “Maybe This Time,” “How Lucky Can You Get,” “Life Is,” “A Quiet Thing,” “All That Jazz” and more. Veterans of the New York theater scene, Robbins and Swindal tell stories of their hopes, dreams, challenges and successes – onstage and off – as they move through the extensive and highly regarded catalogue of Kander and Ebb’s iconic numbers.
“We are deeply inspired by Kander and Ebb’s unique ability to write for strong, yet vulnerable women,” Robbins and Swindal said. “Although we were born decades apart, we share the same spirit as performers, and discovered this early in our friendship. Through Kander and Ebb’s beautiful music, we share our drive, our passion and our hearts.”
“We Just Move On!” will play at Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) for two performances only. There is a $45 cover charge for the August 30th show and a $50 cover charge for the September 6th show. Both shows have a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and more information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of the performance after 4:00PM are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
B I O G R A P H I E S
JANA ROBBINS AND HALEY SWINDAL
Jana Robbins is both a Broadway Actor and Producer having appeared on Broadway in Good News, I Love My Wife, Crimes Of The Heart, Gypsy (playing the “bump it with the trumpet stripper Mazzeppa while covering Tyne Daly as Mama Rose) and The Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife (covering both Linda Lavin and Michele Lee and starring opposite Valerie Harper in the National Tour). Most recent credits include Clever Little Lies at Penguin Rep, as well as currently performing with Haley Swindal in the Off-Broadway hit This One’s For The Girls. Jana founded Better World Productions in order to present theater that not only entertains but educates and inspires us to create a Better World. Her Broadway producing credits include Little Women, the revival of Ragtime, with a financial stake in War Horse and Something Rotten. Off-Broadway productions includes I Love You Because, Through The Night and White’s Lies. She’s also a producer on Marianne Elliot’s London season including Heisenberg and the upcoming production of Company. Shows in development include: Roof Of The World (World Premier at KCRep), The Astonishing Times Of Timothy Cratchit and The Jazz Age slated for London fall and winter of 2019. Ms. Robbins is the recipient of the Jewish National Fund’s “Tree Of Life Award” and is thrilled to return to Feinstein’s/54 Below after performing there and across the country with her one woman show Jana Robbins “I’m Still Here!”. For more info: www.janarobbins.com
Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal has appeared on Broadway and on tour with Jekyll and Hyde, White Christmas, Jesus Christ Superstar opposite Ted Neeley, and at Lincoln Center in The Secret Garden. She has performed in concert at Carnegie Hall alongside the great standards vocalist Steve Tyrell, acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, and under the baton of Steven Reineke with the New York Pops Orchestra. She won a New York Emmy for her appearance on Kids On Deck and she recently finished filming the live-action remake film of Anastasia, which will appear in theatres next year, and in which she played Tsarina Romanoff opposite Brandon Routh. She is currently appearing in both This One’s For The Girls and Sistas off-Broadway, and she is standing by for Mrs.Lovett in the Barrow Street production of Sweeny Todd this summer. Haley is thrilled to be back at 54 Below after last year’s sold-out production of “Golden Girl” and to be sharing the stage with the fabulous Jana Robbins.
Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a 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 and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.
In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, “Feinstein’s/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. 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-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins
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