Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, LaChanze and More Will Celebrate Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at 54 Below Concerts
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winners Andrea Martin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze are among the performers who will celebrate Tony Award-winning Ragtime creators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty at Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration this September at 54 Below.
The concerts, which celebrate Ahrens and Flaherty's 30 years of collaboration, are scheduled for Sept. 26-28. Many of the performers announced originated roles in Ahrens and Flaherty's musicals.
Guests at the concerts include Tony winners Mitchell (Sept. 26 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM) and LaChanze (Sept. 26 at 7 PM, Sept. 27 at 8 PM, Sept. 28 at 8 PM), Tony nominee Liz Callaway (Sept. 26 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, Sept. 27 at 8 PM and 11 PM), Lilla Crawford (Sept. 26 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, Sept. 28 at 8 PM), Jessica Molaskey (Sept. 27 at 8 PM and 11 PM), Bobby Steggert (Sept. 27 at 11 PM, Sept. 28 at 11 PM), Quentin Earl Darrington (Sept. 27 at 8 PM and 11 PM), Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin (Sept. 28 at 8 PM and 11 PM), Tony winner Martin (Sept. 27 at 11 PM, Sept. 28 at 11 PM) and Tony nominees Marin Mazzie (Sept. 28 at 8 PM and 11 PM) and Annaleigh Ashford (Sept. 28 at 11 PM).
"The Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Lucky Stiff... the list goes on…) celebrate their thirty years of collaboration with six not to be missed performances," according to 54 Below. "Drawing from their vast body of work, a changeable feast of Broadway stars perform the team’s best-known songs, as well as lesser-known gems, cut songs and sneak peaks at new shows. And who knows, Lynn and Stephen may even be cajoled into getting onstage."
Show times will be Sept. 26 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM, Sept. 27 at 8 PM and 11 PM and Sept. 28 at 8 PM and 11 PM.
There is a $55-$65 cover charge ($40-$50 for 11 PM shows) and a $25-$30 food/beverage minimum.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.
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