Susan Blackwell, Ben Platt, Ben Fankhauser, Emma Hunton Join Lineup for Cutting-Edge Composers 54 Below Concert

Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), Donna Vivino (Wicked), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) and Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening) have joined the lineup of performers who will sing songs from new musicals in the Feb. 17 Cutting-Edge Composers concert at 54 Below.

Blackwell will host the 9:30 PM concert, which will also feature performances from Nic Rouleau ( The Book of Mormon), Julia Murney ( Wicked), Nick Blaemire ( Godspell), Lilli Cooper ( Spring Awakening), Annie Golden ( The Full Monty), Van Hughes ( American Idiot), Jen Johnson ( Volleygirls at NYMF), Eric LaJuan Summers ( Motown), Tracy McDowell ( Motown), Donna Vivino ( Wicked), Conrad Riccamora ( Here Lies Love) and Amber Gray ( Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812).

Cutting-Edge Composers, directed and produced by Laura Pietropinto, will feature musical direction by Julie McBride and Benjamin Rauhala.

The evening promises "songs from new musicals by composers who have not yet been produced on Broadway."

Slated to present new material are Eli Bolin and Sam Forman, Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler, Carmel Dean, Drew Gasparini, Joe Iconis and Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams, Aaron Jones and Sung Rno, Paul Loesel and Scott Burkell, Tim Rosser and Charlie Sohne, Ethan Pakchar and Douglas Lyons, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon, Benjamin Velez and Katie Hathaway, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Daniel Zaitchik.

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