Yale Holds a 4-0 Lead in the Series
FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, again presents a cast of Harvard and Yale grads in The Fifth Annual Harvard-Yale Cantata. Join us for a unique evening at Feinstein’s/54 Below, with Team Harvard looking to avenge another lucky narrow victory by Team Yale. Will it be five wins in a row for Yale? Harvard has a new team captain and a new music director, and they promise a strong showing. Most of the contests in this series have been very close, and the teams are always well-matched and brimming with talent.The Harvard songwriters will include Bonnie Raitt(“Nick of Time”), Leonard Bernstein(Broadway’s West Side Story, Candide,and Wonderful Town), and Pete Seeger(“Where Have All the Flowers Gone” and “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy”). The Yale team will feature songs by Maury Yeston(Broadway’s Nine, Grand Hotel,and Titanic) and Cole Porter(Broadway’s Kiss Me, Kateand Anything Goes). Performers for Harvard will include Debbie Deane, Matt Corriel, Jennifer Lauren Brown, Laura Sky Herman, Arianna Paz, Caro Ribeiro, John Forster, Matt Walker, and Jacob Rienstra. Additional performers will be announced as the date approaches.
The show is formatted after the Harvard-Yale Regatta. There will be seven heats, each with a Harvard song pitted against a Yale song. The show is produced by Tom Toce (Yale, 1978), who also hosts, in association with Victoria Ordin(Yale, 1995) and Jennie Litt (Harvard, 1986). Musical direction and accompaniment will be provided by Liz Kantor(Harvard, 2018) for Harvard and Andrew Gerle(Yale, 1994).
Critics raved about Cantatas I through IV:
“A great time was had by all at this unusual and brilliant musical evening.” – TheaterPizzazz
“One of the best—and funniest—shows I’ve seen.” – Cabaret Scenes
“The Harvard-Yale Cantata”plays Feinstein’s/54 Below(254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 9:30. There is a $35-$40 cover charge ($60 premium) and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.