Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, Ben Fankhauser, Natalie Weiss Will Sing Music of Last Night's Big Grammy Winner Sam Smith

News   Jeremy Jordan, Ben Platt, Ben Fankhauser, Natalie Weiss Will Sing Music of Last Night's Big Grammy Winner Sam Smith
 
Broadway stars will celebrate the music of Sam Smith, the U.K. singer-songwriter who won big at last night's Grammy Awards, April 5 at 54 Below.

Concerts, offered at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, will feature Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan ("The Last Five Years," Newsies), Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect," The Book of Mormon), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mamma Mia!), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!, Piece of My Heart), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Adrienne Warren (Bring It On), Janet Krupin (If/Then, Bring It On), Jason Gotay (Peter Pan Live!, Bring It On) and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Misérables).

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Smith took home four trophies for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year (for his breakthrough single "Stay With Me") and Best Pop Vocal Album (for his platinum-selling debut "In The Lonely Hour").

According to press notes, "The 22-year-old British songwriter describes his album as his 'way of defining 'what is love,' and how unrequited love is just as painful, just as powerful, as what we call 'normal' love.' The star-studded cast of Broadway Loves Sam Smith will bring this emotional truth to the stage with the hit singles 'Stay With Me,' 'Latch,' 'I'm Not The Only One,' 'Lay Me Down,' and more fan favorites in an unforgettable evening of song."

The band will feature Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on the cello, Justin Goldner on the bass, David Cinquegrana on the guitar, Shannon Ford on the drums and music director Benjamin Rauhala on the piano. The evening will be produced and directed by Rauhala.

This is the fifth concert in the Broadway Loves series, which previously celebrated Celine Dion, the Spice Girls, Britney Spears and the music of the 90s. Ticket prices start at $35 with a $25 food and beverage minimum and are now available to 54 Below's insider e-mail list. Tickets go on sale to the general public Feb. 11.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.

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