BWW TV: Jeremy Jordan, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, Carrie Manolakos and More Talk HIT LIST at 54 Below; Plus Sneak Peek!
54 Below just welcomed a part of its December line-up for a special performance preview, including the cast of "HIT LIST" -- a fictional musical created for NBC's popular series SMASH. Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years), Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date ,The Addams Family), and Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!) will star in the concert production, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to share in their excitement about the project. Click below to watch interviews, plus a performance preview!
The second season of NBC's Smash featured a fictional new Broadway musical called HIT LIST, written by characters played by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, The Last 5 Years) and Andy Mientus (Carrie, Spring Awakening), and starring Krysta Rodriguez (First Date,The Addams Family). The fictional musical opened at Manhattan Theatre Workshop and then transferred to Broadway, opening at the Barrymore Theatre and winning seven Tony Awards. HIT LIST the musical will receive its actual world premiere performance at 54 Below.
HIT LIST, a modern fable about identity and the price of fame, tells the tragic love story of a wannabe pop singer who transforms herself to become a star and the hidden songwriter she uses to get there - but at what cost?
HIT LIST will be presented by Julia Brownell, Joshua Safran and Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Benjamin Rauhala is musical director. The concerts will feature orchestrations by Charlie Rosen, and performances from Molly Hager, Eric Michael Krop, Julia Mattison, and Eric William Morris. The band will include Rauhala, Rosen, Shannon Ford, Alisa Horn, Dennis Michael Keefe, and Hiroko Taguchi. The score of HIT LIST was written by Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis, Andrew McMahon, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, and Lucie Silvas.
The shows will include some additional songs from these composers that were intended for HIT LIST but never made it to air, and also special appearances by several of HIT LIST's composers and more. For more information, go to www.54Below.com.
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