Carolee Carmello, Jenn Colella & More to Join Maltby & Shire at 54 Below, 12/17
Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match, and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway's best in story and song. Expect original cast performances recreated, as well as brand new interpretations, and even a world premiere song!
The show will feature performances from Loni Ackerman (Starting Here, Starting Now, Cats), George Lee Andrews (The Phantom of the Opera, The Fantasticks), Carolee Carmello (Scandalous, Sister Act), Allison Case (Hands on a Hardbody, Hair), Margery Cohen (Starting Here, Starting Now), Jenn Colella (If/Then, Chaplin), Marya Grandy (Les Miserables, Closer Than Ever), Molly Hager (Fat Camp, Joe Iconis & Family), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hands on a Hardbody, The Last Goodbye), Jose Llana (Here Lies Love, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Stacey Logan (Sweet Smell of Success, Beauty and the Beast), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon, "Pitch Perfect"), Steve Rosen (The Other Josh Cohen, Peter and the Starcatcher), Michael Rupert (Falsettos, Legally Blonde), Donna Vivino (Stars of David, Wicked), Frank Vlastnik (Big, Sweet Smell of Success), and Barbara Walsh (Big, Company), as well as Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire themselves. The concert is presented by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and features musical director Jeremy Robin Lyons leading a full band, including Mike Rosengarten on guitar, Christopher Bastian on bass, and Jeff Roberts on drums.