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Hannah Reimann in Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell’s Blue
Reimann and All-Star Band Perform Michell’s Classic Album in Its Entirety as Well as Hits from Mitchell’s Early Career
Thursday, March 30 at 7pm at 54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club
Featuring Michele Temple on Guitar with Special Guests Micah Burgess (Guitar), Scott Chasolen (Keyboards), Mike Viseglia (Bass) and More
Tickets Starts at $45
“All of the renditions were note-perfect, with Temple’s guitar work as consistent as Reimann’s vocals.” – JoniMitchell.com
“An extraordinary voice.” – XM Satellite Radio
“An uncanny interpreter of Mitchell’s canon.” – The New Yorker Magazine
54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Hannah Reimann in Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell’s Blue on Thursday, March 30 at 7pm. Back by popular demand! Celebrating the iconic Joni Mitchell’s upcoming 80th birthday later this year and her stunning album Blue, Hannah Reimann (vocals, piano, and dulcimer) and Michele Temple (Pere Ubu, Wicked) first played this renowned album in its entirety in 2012 with their colleagues at The Bitter End, where Mitchell played in the 1960s. Since that time, they have performed over 40 songs from Mitchell’s catalogue from seven albums and continue to add more songs to their repertoire with each performance. What sets their show apart from other Joni Mitchell cover acts is its dedication to playing an authentic concert in the same keys and arrangements as the original studio and live recordings, as well as seeking out great jazz, pop, and Broadway collaborators in New York City who are willing to do the same with them. For the March 30th performance, Blue will be bookended by hits from Mitchell’s other albums including “Both Sides Now,” “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Help Me,” and more. This is one concert no Broadway, or folk/pop music lover should miss!
The performance features Reimann and Temple, as well as Micah Burgess (School of Rock, Petula Clark), Scott Chasolen (The Machine Pink Floyd show at BB King’s on Broadway, US tours, Beginnings Chicago tribute, US tours), Mike Viseglia (Kinky Boots, Suzanne Vega), with more special guests to be announced soon.
Reimann grew up as a classically-trained musician, but she was also forming rock bands with her teenage friends. “I first discovered Joni Mitchell’s music when I was thirteen,” says Reimann. “I collected her records and, like many of the women of my generation, memorized the lyrics of those amazing albums: Clouds, Ladies of the Canyon, For the Roses, Court and Spark, Miles of Aisles, and, of course, the classic, Blue. I identified with the longing and courageous honesty in Joni’s music and lyrics. In 2011, I sang selections of Mitchell’s work on St. Barths while on a three-week engagement there. At that time, my father was growing increasingly ill with a fatal disease. Going through my own blue period, I decided to study and perform the entire album Blue at The Bitter End. It was a powerful and healing experience. Joni Mitchell’s music and career continue to inspire and motivate me and I’m blessed to have the opportunity to share the gift of her music as part of a celebration of her long and fruitful life.”
This performance is part of Live From 54 Below, a new series featuring streams of live performances direct from Broadway’s Living Room! Designed to make more shows accessible to fans from across the globe and to recreate the live experience, all shows will be presented exclusively at the time of performance with an in-house audience and will not be available on demand afterwards. The livestream for this performance will be available for $25.
Hannah Reimann in Hannah Reimann Sings Joni Mitchell’s Blue plays 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Thursday, March 30 at 7pm. There is a $45-$55 cover charge ($50.50-$62 with fees) and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00pm are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
About Hannah Reimann
Songwriter, vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, actor, music educator, and filmmaker Hannah Reimann will be releasing her single “Doin’ Good” on all platforms on March 10, 2023, and recently hit 50,000 plays on Spotify with her EP, Asheville. Reimann has been performing publicly since the age of two. Her pedagogical lineage, via multiple generations, can be traced back to Beethoven via her teachers Arminda Canteros and German Diez (a student of Claudio Arrau). She has played classical music and sang in folk and rock ensembles since she was a child. Over the course of her varied and multi-genre career, Reimann has played concert piano at Lincoln Center, fronted a punk band in Japan, appeared in over twenty independent films, performed with the Main Squeeze Accordion Orchestra, and directed the documentary My Father’s House: A Journey of Love and Memory.
For much of the past decade, Reimann has devoted herself to interpreting the music of Joni Mitchell with her live show Both Sides Now, notably at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn for a nine-show Off-Broadway run for the ON WOMEN Festival in 2019. Both Sides Now and her previous tribute show, Woman of Heart & Mind, have been performed at The Bitter End, Littlefield, The Cutting Room, and more in New York City, Maine, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She was recently awarded a grant from Café Royal Cultural Foundation to record an EP of her original work. Music from Reimann’s album First Songs has been on the airwaves for over twenty years, most notably her song “Corazòn,” which gets regular play on XM Satellite and Sirius Radio. She has been commissioned to create numerous pop, folk, theatre, and classical compositions over the past 20 years. Reimann’s contemporary writing, music and inspirations are available on her website at HannahReimann.com.
54 Below Safety Information
54 Below is committed to the health of its performers, staff, and guests and has created a Safety Plan to ensure safe conditions along with optimum performing conditions. Additional information on our safety protocols can be found here. 54 Below has installed improved air circulation and filtering systems as well as added plexiglass barriers between some tables. Based on CDC and New York State guidelines at the time of performance, safety protocols and seating capacity may change, and policies may be adjusted as is appropriate.
More about 54 Below
54 Below was founded as a place for the Broadway community to celebrate Broadway performers, both established and new, who sing not only the music of Broadway and the Great American Songbook, but also new material intended for Broadway and off-Broadway stages. The club features fine dining and superb scenic, lighting, and sound designs entirely imagined by Broadway designers. For performers, writers, musicians, and more, 54 Below gives opportunities to advance their craft, expand their repertoires, and develop their voices in a way that is more personal, making them stronger as artists. It gives Broadway fans an opportunity to see their favorite artists in a different way, deepening their relationship and understanding of their talent.
A recipient of the 2022 TONY AWARDS® Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. It is also a place for innovation in musical songwriting and performance. Collaborations born at 54 Below give rise to and help develop new theatrical projects and new musicals. In addition, its popular streaming video activities and audio recordings support these activities, helping to build a new Broadway audience worldwide, both in age and geography.
54 Below is one of the most in-demand performance venues in the city, presenting over 700 shows each year. Unique in its mission, it has become an indispensable member of the Broadway ecosystem, providing a place for seasoned and emerging artists to hone their craft, try out new work, grow their fanbases, and gather as a community. The management team includes Proprietors and nine-time Tony Award® winning Broadway producers Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel, Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and restaurant General Manager Mandisa Boxill.
Located at 254 West 54th Street, the club presents live shows at 7pm and 9:30pm. Tickets and information at 54below.com.
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