Katie Finneran, Hunter Foster, Beth Leavel, Chip Zien and More Set for If It Only Even Runs a Minute at 54 Below

By Michael Gioia
February 28, 2014

The 12th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series If It Only Even Runs a Minute, celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals, will be held April 21 at 54 Below.

Created and hosted by 54 Below director of programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and The Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, the 9:30 PM concert will include performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected shows as well as new interpretations of songs.

Performers include two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie; Promises, Promises; Noises Off), Hunter Foster (The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody), Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, Brighton Beach Memoirs), A.J. Holmes (The Book of Mormon, Team StarKid), Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (Baby, It's You!; The Drowsy Chaperone), Mike Rosengarten (Hard Times, Hank Williams: Lost Highway), Chip Zien (The Big Knife, Into the Woods) and more.

Joshua Zecher-Ross is the evening's musical director.

The 12th edition will feature stories about and songs from Chess, The Civil War, Happiness, Mr. President, Ride the Winds, Ruthless!, Up in One and Weird Romance, among others.

54 Below is located at 254 W. 54th Street. For tickets, visit 54Below.com. For more information, visit IfItOnlyEvenRunsAMinute.com.