PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Barrett Wilbert Weed, Lilli Cooper, Jennifer Damiano and More Pick Favorite Taylor Swift Performances

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17 Jul 2014

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

A Taylor Swift Love Story, featuring the music of Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift, will be held July 22 at 54 Below. In anticipation of the concert, members of the cast and creative team pick their favorite Swift performances as part of this week's Playbill Playlist.

Conceived and directed by playwright Kimberly Belflower, A Taylor Swift Love Story will feature Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal, Spiderman, Spring Awakening), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers, Bare, Lysistrata Jones), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening, Hello Again), Andrew Durand (War Horse, The Wild Bride, Spring Awakening), Lilli Cooper (The Threepenny Opera, Spring Awakening, Wicked) and Preston Sadleir (Next to Normal).

Songwriter Joey Contreras (Broadway Dreams Foundation artist in residence) provides music direction for the 9:30 PM concert.

Here's how the evening is billed: "There is no contemporary songwriter more prolific in articulating the highs and lows of young love than Taylor Swift. Her songs – some familiar to all, some lesser-known – span one universal emotional territory. Using selections from all four of Swift's studio albums alongside intermittent spoken-word poetry and narration, A Taylor Swift Love Story will construct a singular, chronological story of young love from beginning to end. Featuring a cast of Broadway performers, the concert will follow a narrative told by some of the theatre community’s most adept young storytellers."

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. There is a $30-$50 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Fore more information and tickets, call (646) 476-3551 or visit


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