By Michael Gioia
20 May 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The performers were backed by a trio of Hardbody guys, David Larsen, Corey Mach and Jon Rua, as well as a trio of Bring It On gals, Ryann Redmond, Janet Krupin and Taylor Louderman. They provided vocals on songs such as "She Goes," performed by Gasteyer; "The Last Real Record Store On Earth," featuring Chase, Chanler-Berat and Jarvis; "Cryin' in the Rain" and "Nine Percent Chance," with Hughes; and company numbers "Conflict Resolution" and "Turn The World Off (And Turn You On)."
Tony Award-winning songwriter Kitt, on piano, led the pit, which also included Lacamoire and Adam Ben-David on piano, Alec Berlin and Josh Weinstein on guitars, Randy Landau on bass, Dan Willis on reed and Damien Bassman on drums.
Highlights of the evening included "Number 5 With a Bullet," a show-stopping number belted out by the sassy and chic Colella, who was most recently seen on Broadway — also singing into the stratosphere — in Chaplin; "Goodbye and Good Luck," featuring Mario Cantone alongside Chase; "Laura, Laura" and "Too Tired," performed by Chase and Colella, respectively; and "Ready to Settle," featuring Grammy Award-winning folk duo the Indigo Girls, who received a standing ovation after their performance in the middle of the show.
Although High Fidelity, which featured a book by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, ran for only 18 previews and 14 regular Broadway performances, the musical was alive again at 54 Below, and Tony nominee Green was thrilled.
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