Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young Play 54 Below Jan. 29-30
By Andrew Gans
Former "American Idol" contestants and newly married couple Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, who will be seen in the upcoming national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, play 54 Below Jan. 29-30.
Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young in Samson & Delilah, which features songs from the Broadway Records album and forthcoming new musical Samson & Delilah, is presented at 9:30 PM both nights.
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The complete cast for the evenings include Young as Samson; DeGarmo as Delilah; John Hammond as Narrator, The Seren, Philistine ruler, Balak, Delilah’s father and Manoah, Samson and Nathan’s father; Jennifer Sanchez as Zilla, Delilah's servant/companion and Zipporah, Samson and Nathan’s mother; Matt Leisy as Nathan, Samson’s brother; and Natalie Berk as Miriamme, Nathan’s new wife.
"Newly married lovers and American Idol/Broadway stars Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo sing the roles of Samson and Delilah," according to 54 Below. "The songs are a unique blend of legit theater and pop/rock. The show is a new telling of the epic, tragic love story of the biblical couple from different cultures. Delilah, the beautiful young Philistine, falls in love with the mighty Samson. When she betrays him it’s over misguided jealousy. She realizes her tragic mistake and they reconcile."
DeGarmo, who became the first "Idol" alum to star on Broadway, has been seen in 9 to 5, Brooklyn: The Musical, Hairspray and Hair and Off-Broadway's The Toxic Avenger. Young has also been seen on Broadway in Grease and Hair.
The soon-to-be-released Broadway Records album Samson & Delilah, A Love Story will be available for sale at the shows with the stars signing copies afterwards.
Cover charge begins at $30, and there is also a $25 food and beverage minimum. 54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For more information visit 54Below.com.
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