Brian Stokes Mitchell, LaChanze, Liz Callaway and More Celebrate Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty Sept. 26-28 at 54 Below
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and LaChanze are among the performers celebrating Tony Award-winning Ragtime creators Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty in Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 26-28 at 54 Below.
The concerts highlight Ahrens and Flaherty's 30 years of collaboration; many of the performers originated roles in their musicals.
The Sept. 26 concerts at 7 PM and 9:30 PM feature Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Lilla Crawford, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Mary Testa.
The Sept. 27 concert at 8 PM includes Callaway, Crawford, Quentin Earl Darrington, LaChanze, Lewis, Marin Mazzie, McCour and Jessica Molaskey. The 11 PM concert features Annaleigh Ashford, Callaway, Darrington, Julie Halston, Mazzie, Molaskey and Bobby Steggert.
The Sept. 28 concert at 8 PM features Crawford, Kevin Chamberlin, Darrington, Lewis Grosso, LaChanze, Mazzie and Molaskey. The 11 PM concert includes Ashford, Chamberlin, Darrington, Grosso, Halston, Rebecca Luker, Mazzie, Molaskey and Steggert.
"The Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, My Favorite Year, Lucky Stiff... the list goes on…) celebrate their thirty years of collaboration with six not to be missed performances," according to 54 Below. "Drawing from their vast body of work, a changeable feast of Broadway stars perform the team’s best-known songs, as well as lesser-known gems, cut songs and sneak peaks at new shows. And who knows, Lynn and Stephen may even be cajoled into getting onstage."
There is a $55-$65 cover charge ($40-$50 for 11 PM shows) and a $25-$30 food/beverage minimum.
54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.
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