By Adam Hetrick
10 Nov 2013
The 9:30 PM concert, celebrating 90s pop group the Spice Girls, is the third in The TRL Generation series, which previously featured Broadway Loves Britney and Broadway Sings the 90's.
Directed by Kyle Fox and produced by Shoshana Feinstein, the evening features musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala (Pippin).
The cast includes Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage aux Folles), Darren Bluestone (Avenue Q), Kennedy Caughell (American Idiot), Max Chernin (Brooklyn Superhero Project), Cott (Newsies), Natalie Daradich (Wicked), Hannah Elless (Somewhere In Time), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Fankhauser (Newsies), 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 (Spring Awakening), Elizabeth Judd (Bare), Alice Lee (Spring Awakening), Lindsay (Newsies), Kate Loprest (First Date), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Gabrielle McClinton (Pippin), Lesley McKinnell (Wicked), Emily McNamara (Gettin' The Band Back Together), Bethany Moore (Pippin), Ryah Nixon (9 to 5), Tess Soltau (Into The Woods, Far From Heaven), Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Bare, Lysistrata Jones) Ariana DeBose (Motown, Bring It On), Anne Brummel (Wicked) and Brandi Chavonne Massey (Caroline, or Change).
The band features David Cinquegrana on guitar, Shannon Ford on drums, Gene Rauhala and John Perko on trumpet, Eric Schedin on trombone, Andrew Halchak on woodwinds, Andy Kuusisto on bass and music director Rauhala on keyboards.
According to press notes, "In their brief, but wildly successful career, the Spice Girls sold a staggering 88 million albums worldwide, becoming the best-selling female group of all time. 'Baby,' 'Scary,' 'Ginger,' 'Posh' and 'Sporty' became household names. Broadway Loves the Spice Girls will feature exciting new vocal arrangements of their biggest hits, including 'Wannabe,' 'Spice Up Your Life,' 'Stop,' '2 Become 1' as well as classic numbers from the cult-hit film 'Spice World,' highlights from the girls' solo careers and more."
The Canal Room is located at 285 West Broadway (at Canal Street). Tickets are $17 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased at CanalRoom.com. There is no food or drink minimum.