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Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below

On Friday, May 17th Feinstein's/54 Below hosted the return of composer Ben Caplan with his song cycle, I Don't Want to Talk About It.

Ben tackled the subjects and stigmas of mental illness with humor, honesty, and empathy. The night featured some of Broadway's favorite performers as they pushed the boundaries of how society discusses mental health.

The evening was produced by Jen Sandler and music directed by Caplan.

The band featured Caplan (Piano), Lloyd Kikoler (Bass), Jakob Reinhardt (Guitar),and Scott Still (Drums).

Performers included Justin Albinder (Jersey Boys), Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me), Alexis Field (50 Shades! The Musical), Kaitlyn Frank (We Are The Tigers, Newsies), Damon J. Gillespie (NBC's "RISE," Newsies) , Alan H. Green (Broadway Bounty Hunter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), F. Michael Haynie (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Danté Jeanfelix (Balls), Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels, Groundhog Day), Andrew Kober (School Of Rock, Alice By Heart), Danny Harris Kornfeld (RENT, Renascence), Charlotte Maltby (The Sound Of Music), Monet Sabel (Sweeney Todd), Ben Schrager (ms. Estrada, The Flea), Phil Sloves (Sp! ongeBob SquarePants) and Keith White (A Bronx Tale, Jersey Boys).

Photo Credit: Michael Kushner

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Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Justin Albinder

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Kaitlyn Frank and Danny Harris Kornfeld

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Jen Sandler and Ben Caplan

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Phil Sloves

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Danny Harris Kornfeld, Danté Jeanfelix, Justin Albinder and Ben Schrager

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Ben Caplan and Alexis Field

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Kaitlyn Frank, Danté Jeanfelix, Justin Albinder, Phil Sloves, Ben Schrager, Ben Caplan, Monet Sabel, Alan H. Green, Andrew Kober, Charlotte Maltby, Danny Harris Kornfeld, Damon J. Gillespie, Taylor Iman Jones

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Ben Caplan

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Charlotte Maltby

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Danny Harris Kornfeld

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Justin Albinder

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Ben Schrager

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Danté Jeanfelix 

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Ben Caplan,Danté Jeanfelix, Ben Schrager, Justin Albinder and Danny Harris Kornfeld

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Damon J. Gillespie

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Kaitlyn Frank

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Keith White

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Keith White

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Keith White

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Andrew Kober & Nicholas Barasch

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Andrew Kober & Nicholas Barasch

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Alexis Field and Monet Sabel

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Alexis Field and Monet Sabel

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Phil Sloves

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Phil Sloves

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
F. Michael Haynie

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
F. Michael Haynie

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Taylor Iman Jones

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Taylor Iman Jones

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Alan H. Green

Photo Flash: Taylor Iman Jones, Damon J. Gillespie, & More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan At 54 Below
Alan H. Green

 


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