Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

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. Their work was just celebrated at 54 Below with WHAT COULD BE BETTER, which was performed last night, December 17. Check out photos from the concert below!

The show featured 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.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are $30-$40 and are available at 866-468-7619 or at www.54Below.com.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
David Shire & Richard Maltby Jr.

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Allison Case & Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Allison Case & Jay Armstrong Johnson

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Director of Programming 54 Below

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Donna Vivino

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Barbara Walsh

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Ben Platt

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Steve Rosen

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Magery Cohen

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Molly Hager

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
George Lee Andrews

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Jose Llana

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Loni Ackerman

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Richard Maltby Jr.

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Jenn Colella & Marya Grandy

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Jenn Colella

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
Carolee Carmello

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below!
David Shire & Richard Maltby Jr.

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.


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