Published: Sat Aug 11 2018

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute" on September 3, 2018. The 75 minute tribute begins with Phyllis Hyman’s days with Duke Ellington’s "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-A Train, It Don’t Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Spike Lee’s "School Daze" singing "Be One" to her recording career beginning with Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to her favorite songs "What You Won’t Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

MAC (Manhattan Association for Cabaret & Clubs) Vocalist and Divine Voices Music Recording Artist Queen Diva is the Musical Director and Star (The Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center, Apollo Theater, Ashford & Simpson’s Sugar Bar) will be celebrating Labor Day honoring the Legendary Songstress Phyllis Hyman's musical legacy along with Jazz Composer/Pianist Dan Furman (Founder-Dan Furman Jazz Trio, Musical Director- Lee Strasberg Institute, Cleopatra's Needle), with Vocal Direction by Singer/Songwriter Ayanda Sunshine (PixAlien, Shrine World Music & Sullivan Hall).

Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute" plays Feinstein’s/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on September 3, 2018. There is a $30-$70 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.


Born in (Jamaica) Queens, New York with a Caribbean and French ancestry yet raised in Houston, Texas Queen Diva’s five octave range voice was classically trained in Prairie View, Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts in Voice with a Minor in Fashion Merchandising & Design at Prairie View A&M University, a part of the Texas A&M University system. She furthered her studies in Music Business-Composition at Rice University Susan M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. She is a member of ASCAP as a writer and publisher, NY Blues and Jazz Society, National Association for Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment and a member of The NY Recording Academy (Grammy’s). She is the Star/Producer of "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute Starring Queen Diva" that is the only Phyllis Hyman Tribute approved by the Hyman Family, Friends and supported by the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray founder of THRIVE NYC Mental Health Awareness Initiative.


Feinstein’s/54 Below, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein’s/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein’s/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein’s/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan’s other major supper clubs."

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein’s/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $5-$105. 54Below.com/Feinsteins
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