ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY RETURNS TO FEINSTEIN'S
Rita McKenzie's Award Winning Ethel Merman
Feinstein’s/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie’s award-winning ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY, the country’s longest-running one woman musical, this Saturday, December 12th at 7 PM. Rita McKenzie has performed her critically acclaimed show throughout the world – from New York’s Carnegie Hall to Pasadena Playhouse – from Canada to Europe and Asia.
ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY is a love letter to the life and times of Ethel Merman, the Queen of Broadway’s Golden Age. Ms. McKenzie brings to life more than 16 of the greatest hits of Broadway in this thrilling show which recalls the glorious days of the Great White Way and its brightest Star. Written by Christopher Powich and Ms. McKenzie and directed by Mr. Powich, McKenzie triumphs in a role in which she recreates the excitement of La Merm. A night to remember!
“Bold and Brassy. A Don’t Miss!”
- The New York Times
“Showstopping at its best!”
- Los Angeles Times
- San Francisco Chronicle
Ms. McKenzie is currently co-starring Off-Broadway in the smash hit musical RUTHLESS! She's performed in the national tour of Neil Simon’s female version of THE ODD COUPLE, co-starring with Barbara Eden, in which he was honored for her outstanding portrayal of Olive Madison with a National Broadway Theatre nomination as Best Actress in a Touring Play. She also recently toured with Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna in their production of BERMUDA AVENUE TRIANGLE. Ms. McKenzie created the role of Phoebe Farber in Sam Harris’ production of HURRY! HURRY! HOLLYWOOD! in Los Angeles, and she played Maggie Jones in the 42nd STREET tour with Mariette Hartley. She also toured the U.S. in Merman’s signature role as Annie Oakley in the 50th anniversary production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN opposite Glenn Yarbrough. Ms. McKenzie has had the privilege of opening for stars such as Steve Allen, Don Knotts, Norm Crosby and Milton Berle and she has been an acclaimed Pops guest artist with virtually every major symphony across the country. An accomplished TV and film actress, Ms. McKenzie played Alice, the housekeeper, on Fox’s “Unauthorized Brady Bunch: The Final Days,” has guest-starred on NBC’s “Caroline in the City,” Mrs. Littlejohn on NBC’s “Frasier,” Rita Marcus on the Family Channel’s “Big Brother Jake” and her recurring role on “Daddy Dearest,” starring Richard Lewis and Don Rickles.
Produced by Evan Sacks, the return of ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY features a seven-piece orchestra, with musical direction by David Snyder. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com or by calling 646-476-3551. For more information about ETHEL MERMAN’S BROADWAY, visit www.EthelMermansBroadway.com.
Michael Feinstein, one of the world's great musical artists, and 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, have united to give New York an unparalleled destination for entertainment and dining. Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, is the 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. The venue provides a food and beverage menu from early evening through the wee hours of the morning that is worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage. Located at 254 West 54 Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly.