Feinstein's/54 Below's Second Act Series to present first Strouse and Adams musical, A POUND IN YOUR POCKET
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 02:15 pm EDT 07/17/17

Feinstein's/54 Below's Second Act Series to present first Strouse and Adams musical, PA OUND [sic] IN YOUR POCKET....

Wednesday, January 24th, 2017 – 7:00PM


Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series. The little-known work is the first collaboration by Tony Award winning songwriters Charles Strouse and Lee Adams (Bye, Bye, Birdie, Applause, Golden Boy, All American, It's A Bird... It's A Plane... It's Superman!). For one night only, on Wednesday January 24th at 7:00pm, audiences at the famed New York supper club will have the rare opportunity to hear a seldom-sung score by two of the American musical theatre's most acclaimed writers.

Based on the classic Charles Dickens novel The Old Curiosity Shop, the comedic musical centers around Dick Swiveller. A congenial, boozy, soon-to-be-heir to a family fortune, Dick takes a job as a law clerk while waiting to come into his inheritance. When he befriends the lonely servant girl of his corrupt employers, the unlikely duo overcome greed, malice, and injustice through a series of topsy-turvy plot twists.

When Charles Strouse first met Lee Adams 1949, neither knew what would happen next. 68 years and three Tony Awards later, Strouse and Adams are one of the most celebrated and prolific teams in musical theatre. Now, an all-star cast will celebrate their very first collaboration, the delightful and rarely heard A Pound In Your Pocket. With a delectable score that launched Strouse and Adams’ legendary career and an all-star cast, the charming and intimate musical is sure to be considered a newly-discovered classic to warm your hearts this winter. Full casting to be announced shortly.

A Pound In Your Pocket is presented as part of the Second Act Series, produced by Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan. Each evening revisits a short-lived musical, highlighting its neglected score and inviting audiences to rediscover a forgotten gem. Previous evenings include: Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul, Nick & Nora, 70, Girls, 70, Shelter starring Jon Cryer and more.

The Wednesday, August 9th, 9:30pm concert is presented by the team behind the popular Second Act Series, Steven Carl McCasland and James Horan, who brought Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, 70, Girls, 70, Nick & Nora, and Eating Raoul to New York’s hottest supper club. The evening features Musical Direction by Horan and Direction by McCasland. Tickets, beginning at $25, are available now at https://54below.com/events/charles-strouse-lee-adams-first-collaboration-pound-pocket/ or by calling (646) 476-3551.


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. 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. 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 $15-$105. www.54Below.com/Feinsteins

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