Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Stephanie J. Block & More Celebrate Ahrens & Flaherty with NICE FIGHTING YOU at 54 Below
Last night, Thursday, September 26, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, launched its first of six performances celebrating the extraordinary 30-year collaboration of Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, the upcoming Rocky, and more). In "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration," September 26 - 28, Ahrens and Flaherty offer six very special concerts featuring their best known songs, rare gems and even some never-before-heard material, performed by a rotating cast of Broadway stars. Last night's opening night concert featured Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes), Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Baby, Anastasia), Tony Award winner LaChanze (Dessa Rose, Once on This Island), Kecia Lewis (Dessa Rose, Once on This Island), Sean McCourt (Wicked, A Man of No Importance), Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, Kiss Me Kate) Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (42nd Street, Lucky Stiff), and musical direction by Tony Award Winner Ted Sperling (South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, and The Other Josh Cohen). The evening features musical arrangements by Neil Douglas Reilly.
Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty in "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration" plays four more performances at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) T Friday, September 27 at 8PM & 11PM; and Saturday, September 28 at 8PM & 11PM. Guest stars for upcoming performances:
There is a $40-$65 cover charge and $25-$30 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.
Photos by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for 54 Below
Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze