Performers include Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, Bring It On), Ari Groover (Holler If Ya Hear Me), Tony Award winner Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair, On the Town), Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Tracy McDowell (Motown the Musical, Rent), Corey Mach (Godspell, Hands on a Hardbody), Chelsea Packard (Wicked, Promises, Promises), Kyle Post (Kinky Boots, Rent), Saycon Sengbloh (Aida, Fela!), Libby Servais (Wicked, Lysistrata Jones), Tony nominee Keala Settle (Les Misérables, Hands on a Hardbody), Alysha Umphress (On the Town, American Idiot), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture) and Raena White (The Lion King).
Also featured will be Gabrielle Reid (Beautiful the Musical), Anita Welch and Devon Yates.
The performers will be accompanied by an eight-piece jazz band playing unique, original orchestrations created for the series.
Created in 2012, the Broadway Sings… concert series salutes well-known pop icons and twists their music to create new arrangements created specifically for the Broadway performer singing the song. The series is produced and directed by Mach (Hands on a Hardbody, Wicked, Godspell) and features musical direction and arrangements by Joshua Stephen Kartes.
The series will continue this May with Broadway Sings Bruno Mars. 54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. Tickets are $30-$40, plus a $25 food/beverage minimum. For tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.