Casting Announced for 54 Sings Concert Series, Celebrating Tell Me on a Sunday, The Wiz, 1776 and More

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10 Jun 2014

Lesli Margherita
Lesli Margherita

Casting has been announced for 54 Below's upcoming 54 Sings series, which celebrates the scores of beloved musicals.

Four musicals will be spotlighted in the series, which kicks off June 29 with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's one-woman song cycle Tell Me on a Sunday. The series will continue with 1776 (July 3 and 5), Hello, Dolly! (July 13) and The Wiz (Aug. 10). Performances will be offered at 7 and 9:30 PM all evenings.

Tell Me on a Sunday, which will be directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond with musical direction by Dan Kazemi, will feature Andrea Burns, Lesli Margherita, Kelli Rabke, Shayna Steele, Donna Vivino and Jessica Vosk.

54 Sings 1776, celebrating Sherman Edwards' Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will be directed by Lucia Spina with musical direction by Jacob Yates. The cast will include Jacob Hoffman, Rob Maitner, Daniel Marcus, David Alan Marshall, Patrick Mellen, Kathleen Monteleone, Aaron Ramey, Brian Charles Rooney, Adam Shapiro and Paul Michael Valley.

The concerts spotlighting the 50th anniversary of Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly! will be directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond with musical direction by Joe Goodrich. Lee Roy Reams, who starred as Cornelius in the 1978 staging of Dolly! and directed the last Broadway revival of the musical in 1995, will be among the cast.



T. Oliver Reid will direct 54 Sings The Wiz, which will feature Kenita R. Miller, Kecia Lewis, Kenita Miller and Virginia Woodruff. James Sampliner will be the musical director.

"Re-live the hit songs from these groundbreaking shows, performed by some of the best in the biz-sometimes by the very voices for whom they were written," according to 54 Below.

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