PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Jenna Leigh Green, Nic Rouleau, Hannah Elless and More Pick Favorite Spice Girls Songs

By Playbill Staff
08 Jan 2014

Jenna Leigh Green
Jenna Leigh Green

The New York City return of Broadway Loves the Spice Girls, a celebration of the pop group whose hits included "Wannabe," "Spice Up Your Life," "Stop" and "2 Become 1," will be presented at 54 Below Jan. 13. In anticipation of the concert, members from the cast pick their favorite Spice Girls song as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

Directed by Kyle Fox with music direction by Benjamin Rauhala, show time is 11:30 PM. Shoshana Feinstein produces.

Interpreting new vocal arrangements of Spice Girls hits will be Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Stefanie Brown (Wicked), Caitlyn Caughell (Newsies), Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Natalie Daradich (Wicked), Ariana DeBose (Motown), Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Ariana Groover (Bare), Sabrina Harper (Pippin), Liana Hunt (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Witness Uganda), Elizabeth Judd (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Janet Krupin (If/Then), Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), Alice Lee (Bare, Spring Awakening), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Synthia Link (Bullets Over Broadway), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), Lesley McKinnell (Wicked), Emily McNamara (Gettin' The Band Back Together), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Tess Soltau (Far From Heaven), Billy Tighe (Pippin), Stephanie Torns (Wicked), Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Bare). 

The band will feature David Cinquegrana on guitar, Shannon Ford on drums, Gene Rauhala and John Perko on trumpet, Eric Schedin on trombone, Andrew Halchak on woodwinds and music director Benjamin Rauhala on keyboards. Back-up vocals will be provided by Lacey Angerosa, Michael Gioia and Jillian Soares.



Here, music director Rauhala and a handful of the Broadway Loves the Spice Girls cast members pick their favorite song by the Spice Girls and tell us why they made the list.

Orchestrations and vocal arrangements are by Rauhala, with brass arrangements by Schedin.

There is a $15 cover charge and a $20 food/beverage minimum. Visit 54Below.com.

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