New York’s Birdland Jazz Club has announce the opening of the Birdland Theater, a 100-seat venue that will occupy the lower level of Birdland Jazz Club at 315 West 44th Street and open in the spring of 2016.
The venue’s programming will include cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and more. According to a press release, the Birdland Theater will also allow for an extension of the current Broadway @ Birdland programming with more performances by Broadway stars and limited-run off-Broadway productions.
The venue will be programmed by Gianni Valenti, Ryan Paternite and Jim Caruso. The release also states, “Due to scheduling conflicts with the construction timeline, the previous plan to name the venue in conjunction with Michael Feinstein has been changed.”
The Birdland Theater will provide the full restaurant and bar services of the jazz club. The space will include new dressing rooms, bathrooms and backstage space.