25CHICAGO25 With David Sabella and guests Jana Robbins and Hailey Swindal – Times Square Chronicles
November 17th at 7m David Sabella, the original “Mary Sunshine” in cover of Chicago celebrates the 25th anniversary of the oldest American musical on Broadway. Sabella with guest stars Jana Robbins (The story of the allergist’s wife, Gypsy) and Hailey Swindal (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde) will sing the music of Kander and Ebb, live from Feinstein’s / 54 Below. There will also be a special behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the series and its long history as “Mary Sunshine”.
Live from Feinstein’s / 54 Below is a new series featuring LIVE performance streams straight from the Broadway show! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans around the world and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an internal audience and will not be available on demand thereafter.
In addition to being the originator of the lead role of “Mary Sunshine” in the 1996 revival of Chicago with Bebe Neuwirth, Ann Reinking, Joel Gray, James Naughton and Marcia Lewis, Sabella played the role of Julian Eltinge in Jules, and like Phillie in The Phillie Trilogy by Doug DeVita, for which he won the “Best Leading Actor in a Play” award at the Fresh Fruit Festival. As a voice over artist, Sabella has appeared in several television cartoon series including Peter Pan and the pirates for FOX and The teacher’s pet for Disney. And, as a classical singer, he played the title role of Julius Caesar(Virginia Opera, available on Koch International Label), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Utah Opera House), and Die Fledermaus (Lincoln Center).
Sabella and Sue Matsuki have also created a guide for cabaret performers. With a foreword by cabaret legend Lorna Luft, So You Want to Sing Cabaret features interviews with top professionals in the cabaret industry, including Michael Feinstein, Ann Hampton Callaway, Roy Sander, Sidney Myer, Jeff Harner and many more. others. There are also chapters devoted to creating your show, connecting with the lyrics, doing it yourself production and promotion, and working with your music team. You can pick up a copy on Amazon.
25CHICAGO25 airs online via BroadwayWorld Events. To purchase tickets for the event in person, click here.