#StageFave superstar George Rae heads to America in "Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!"

12 Aug
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Author: Staff
George Rae heads to New York in February 2018

We last saw earlier this year in Sonheim's THE FROGS at the Jermyn Street Theatre and now the Scottish #StageFave is heading across the pond to the great white way for one night only! Next February, George Rae will perform at Broadway's supper club Feinstein's 5/4 Below, sharing stories and singing songs from his 17-year musical theatre career and beyond. He's already announced a host of special guests, from Olivier-winners to Amrican touring superstars, so to all you Broadway-bound MT fans, keep 5 February 2018 in your diary because this is one night not to be missed...

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents George Rae in “Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!” on Monday February 5, 2018. Recalling anecdotes from his blossoming career beginning as a young Scot in London, George performs songs that have defined him as a personality within the London musical theatre circuit and also some more personal Celtic music.

Featured guest artists include Broadway star and Laurence Olivier Award winner Stephen Ashfield (The Book of Mormon), Valerie Cutko (Tommy Tune’s Grand Hotel), Morgan Keene (Disney’s 1st National Broadway Tour of Newsies) and music from Joshua Schmidt – the composer of the award winning ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL (2008 Lucille Lortel Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winner). 
Music direction by London composer Matheson Bayley.  Produced by Amy Martinez-Miller and Joshua Schmidt.  Tony Award winning final special guest to be formally announced at a later date.

George Rae in “Life is a Caba-RAE: A Scot in New York!” plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Monday February 5, 2018.  There is a $25-$35 cover charge and $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. 

More about George Rae...

Most recently, George played Xanthias - the “breakout star” of the critically acclaimed UK premiere of Nathan Lane’s revised Broadway version of Sondheim’s The Frogs (Jermyn Street Theatre, London) - where he had the pleasure to work with Mr Lane on his revised version.

West End/West End Tours include: Timon/Zazu in Disney's first UK/Ireland tour of The Lion King (George played Timon for Sir Tim Rice at the Irish premiere); Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (West End/UK national tour); Schlomo in Fame with Barbara Dickson; Rick in A Slice of Saturday Night with Norman Pace; Ko-Ko (u/s) in The Mikado (Carl Rosa USA/Canada tours).

Other performing credits: Mr Two/Shrdlu in the London premiere of Joshua Schmidt’s Adding Machine: A Musical (Finborough Theatre); Patsy in Spamalot (English Theatre Frankfurt); HMS Pinafore (The Old Vic - workshop); Narrator/Van Der Valt/Luigi in Holy Crap (Rialto Theatre, Brighton); TJ in Sister Act (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); Macduff in The Wallace (Finborough Theatre); David in Michael Strassen's Company (King's Head Theatre, London); Man 1 in I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change! (King's Head Theatre/Andrews Lane Theatre, Dublin). For Pitlochry Festival Repertory Theatre, notable repertory productions include: George Campbell in the world premiere of Whisky Galore – A Musical!, Dvornichek in Stoppard's Rough Crossing and Tim in Noises Off (Best Supporting Actor Award).

George gained national critical acclaim and three best actor award nominations for his portrayal of Otto Kringelein in the 2015 London revival of Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse) which he performed for Maury Yeston.  In January 2017, he was featured in Mark Shenton’s list of the ten best leading men in UK musical theatre (The Stage).