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SOUND OFF World Premiere: Cheryl Freeman & More In 'Hard To Be Diva' Music Video From STARMITES At 54 Below

A standout showstopper from STARMITES at 54 Below!

Cult musical favorite and regional theater mainstay STARMITES returned to NYC for one night only in a special concert presentation on July 19 and a brand new music video for the showstopping score selection "Hard To Be Diva" by Broadway headliner Cheryl Freeman alongside Jessica Hendy, Jessica Waxman, Terita Redd, Melissa VanPelt and Carla Hargrove is now available to view exclusively on BroadwayWorld.com.

Of note, the video was created by Jack Danini and Isaac Benelli.

In addition to original Broadway stars Liz Larsen and Sharon McNight, the cast of STARMITES at 54 Below included: Tyce Green (LMNOP), Dan Tracy (AMERICAN IDIOT), Emily Padgett (SIDE SHOW, WATERFALL), Cheryl Freeman (THE WHO'S TOMMY), Jessica Waxman (CHILDREN OF EDEN), Carla Hargrove (LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, HAIRSPRAY), Terita Redd (HAIRSPRAY, LEAP OF FAITH), Melissa VanPelt (HAIRSPRAY), Jessica Hendy (THE RADIO CITY SPRING SPECTACULAR, AIDA), Ashley Blanchet (BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL), Gregory Sullivan (PALIN: THE MUSICAL), Danny Lindenberger (STARMITES) and Brian Charles Rooney (THE THREEPENNY OPERA, THE UNCIVIL WAR).

The official description of STARMITES at 54 Below was as follows: "54 Below is proud to present STARMITES: IN CONCERT, a one-of-a-kind tribute to one of the most brave, boisterous, brazen, raucous and just plain far-out theatre experiences of the 1980s. Based on the 1989 Broadway musical of the same name with music and lyrics by Barry Keating and a book by Keating and Stuart Ross, STARMITES blasts off boasting an instant earworm score packed with delectable pop gems, epic ensemble sequences, and one of the most show-stopping diva showcases of all time at its center. Like no musical before or since, STARMITES is truly in a galaxy all its own. Featuring original cast member Liz Larsen as narrator and host for the evening, along with a starry assortment of talent both fresh and familiar. STARMITES has musical direction by Henry Aronson. Directed by Barry Keating & Pat Cerasaro."

STARMITES was presented at 54 Below on July 19 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM.

More information on STARMITES at 54 Below is available at the official site here.

View the new extended music video for "Hard To Be Diva" from STARMITES at 54 Below below.

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