My friend invited me to join her at Feinstein’s/54 Below nightclub for opening night of the Ben Vereen show Thanksgiving weekend. Ben is the Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his performance in Bob Fosse’s Pippin. Some of this other credits include Wicked, I’m Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse and Jesus Christ Superstar.
The New York Times wrote that “Mr. Vereen is a song and dance man who never lets up.” Ben Vereen, now 71, was exactly as the Times described. Quite the showman. (Click here for a complete review on Theater Pizzazz.)
54 Below is also a supper club, offering dinner and drinks. I tried my waiter’s suggestion of their fettuccine Bolognese, made from veal, beef and pork with a splash of cream and touch of chili peppers over housemade fettuccine all topped with shredded Parmigiano Reggiano then drizzled with basil oil ($26).