By Michael Gioia
03 Feb 2014
The 11:30 PM concert will feature "love songs" written by musical theatre composers Will Buck, Lauren Marcus, Ryan Scott Oliver, Drew Overcash, Alexander Sage Oyen, Georgia Stitt and Zoe Sarnak.
Joining Brightman (Big Fish), Crumm (Grease), DeBose (Motown) and Rodriguez ("Smash," First Date) will be Joanna Howard (Off-Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher), Siri Howard (Sweeney Todd at the New York Philharmonic), Lauren Marcus, Jessica Mortellaro, Taylor Noble, Krista Pioppi (Spring Awakening national tour), Max Quinlan (Les Misérables), Andrea Ross, Taylor Sorice, Stephanie Turci, Alan Wiggins (Beautiful) and Natalie Weiss (Les Misérables national tour).
A portion of the proceeds will go to the VDAY Foundation, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.
Produced and directed by Megan Minutillo, with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala, the band will include Rauhala on piano, Mike Rosengarten on acoustic guitar and Micah Burgess on electric guitar.
54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. Tickets are $15 plus a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit 54Below.com.