THE SCREENING ROOM: Broadway Loves the Spice Girls, With Jenna Leigh Green, Kara Lindsay, Ariana DeBose and More

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11 Feb 2014

Jenna Leigh Green
Jenna Leigh Green

The New York City return of Broadway Loves the Spice Girls, a celebration of the pop group whose hits included "Wannabe," "Spice Up Your Life," "Stop" and "2 Become 1," was presented at 54 Below Jan. 13. Here are highlights from the evening. 

Directed by Kyle Fox with music direction by Benjamin Rauhala, the concert was produced by Shoshana Feinstein.

Interpreting new vocal arrangements of Spice Girls hits were Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Stefanie Brown (Wicked), Caitlyn Caughell (Newsies), Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Natalie Daradich (Wicked), Ariana DeBose (Motown), Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"), Ariana Groover (Bare), Sabrina Harper (Pippin), Liana Hunt (Newsies), Emma Hunton (Witness Uganda), Elizabeth Judd (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Janet Krupin (If/Then), Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins), Alice Lee (Bare, Spring Awakening), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), Synthia Link (Bullets Over Broadway), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), Lesley McKinnell (Wicked), Emily McNamara (Gettin' The Band Back Together), Nic Rouleau (The Book of Mormon), Tess Soltau (Far From Heaven), Billy Tighe (Pippin), Stephanie Torns (Wicked), Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Bare). 

The band featured David Cinquegrana on guitar, Shannon Ford on drums, Gene Rauhala and John Perko on trumpet, Eric Schedin on trombone, Andrew Halchak on woodwinds and music director Benjamin Rauhala on keyboards. Back-up vocals were provided by Lacey Angerosa, Michael Gioia and Jillian Soares.

Click here for the recent Playbill Playlist with Broadway Loves the Spice Girls cast members, who picked their favorite songs by the Spice Girls.

Orchestrations and vocal arrangements are by Rauhala, with brass arrangements by Schedin. Videography is by Feinstein and Karen Marshall.

"Spice Up Your Life," performed by Tess Soltau, Sabrina Harper, Gabrielle McClinton, Steffanie Leigh and Synthia Link:


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