Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young, Ben Platt, Ben Fankhauser, Natalie Weiss and More Sing Sam Smith Songs Tonight!

News   Jeremy Jordan, Josh Young, Ben Platt, Ben Fankhauser, Natalie Weiss and More Sing Sam Smith Songs Tonight!
 
Broadway stars celebrate the music of Sam Smith, the U.K. singer-songwriter who won big at this year's Grammy Awards, April 5 at 54 Below. 

Ben Fankhauser
Ben Fankhauser Photo by Monica Simoes

Concerts, offered at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, 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), Tony Award nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies, Wicked), "American Idol" contestant Isabelle and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture, Les Misérables).

Members from the cast picked their favorite Smith songs as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, Smith took home 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 features 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 is 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. 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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