George Rae to play Feinstein’s 54 Below in February

West End favourite George Rae will be taking his new cabaret show to the prestigious Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York early next year.

Packed with anecdotes about his glittering career beginning as a young Scottish artist working in London, Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York will play the Broadway supper club on Monday 5 February 2018.

Rising star Rae recently won rave reviews for his performance as Xanthias in the critically-acclaimed UK premiere of Nathan Lane’s revised Broadway version of Stephen Sondheim’s The Frogs.

Highlights of his career to date include three best actor award nominations for his portrayal of Otto Kringelein in the 2015 London revival of Grand Hotel; taking on the roles of Timon and Zazu in the first UK/Ireland tour of Disney’s The Lion King; and playing Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the West End and on tour.

In January this year, Rae was featured in respected critic Mark Shenton’s list of the ten best leading men in UK musical theatre published in The Stage.

With featured guests including fellow Broadway star and Olivier Award winner Stephen Ashfield (The Book of Mormon), Valerie Cutko (Grand Hotel) and Morgan Keene (the first national tour of Disney’s Newsies), Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York will include music by Joshua Schmidt, the composer of the award-winning Adding Machine: A Musical.

Schmidt will also produce the show along with Amy Martinez-Miller and musical direction will be by London composer Matheson Bayley.

A final Tony award-winning special guest will be announced at a later date.

Angela Thomas

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