More performers have been announced for Classic Stage Company's Make Them Hear You: Celebrating 40 Years of Ahrens and Flaherty. The one-night-only benefit will be held April 17 at 7 PM in CSC's Lynn F. Angelson Theater.
Two-time Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime), Emmy winner Liz Callaway (Anastasia), and Grammy nominee Quentin Earl Darrington (MJ) have joined the evening's company of performers.
They join the previously announced Tony winner Lea Salonga (Once On This Island, Miss Saigon), Tony nominee A.J. Shively (A Man of No Importance, Paradise Square), Christy Altomare (Anastasia, Mamma Mia!), Shereen Ahmed (A Man of No Importance, My Fair Lady), Hannah Elless (Knoxville, Bright Star), and Jason Danieley (Knoxville, Pretty Woman: The Musical). Danieley will also direct the benefit while Daniel Green (Almost Famous) will serve as music director.
The Off-Broadway theatre company will honor the work of the Tony-winning writers behind Ragtime, Anastasia, A Man of No Importance.
It was recently announced that Salonga will star as Aurora Aquino in a limited guest engagement for the upcoming Broadway production of Here Lies Love.
CSC presented Ahrens and Flaherty's A Man of No Importance with Jim Parsons leading the cast of the extended Off-Broadway production last fall. Performances began October 11, and opened October 30 for a run through December 18. The original production won the 2003 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical.