Broadway Records Will Release "Nice Fighting You," Celebration of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; Track List Announced
By Andrew Gans
Broadway Records will release "Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW," which spotlights the Tony-winning collaboration of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, June 3.
The recording boasts the talents of Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa.
"Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration" was recorded live over a series six performances last September at 54 Below.
“This double album contains some of the songs we’ve written along the way, performed by our brilliant friends and ranging from the earliest days of our collaboration until now. I still recall the hours of heated discussion, the caffeine and the enjoyment that has gone into it all,” said Ahrens in a statement.
Flaherty added, “We’ve been having a wonderful time for the past thirty years since writing that first song - Broadway, Hollywood, the world stage - a shared life of writing in theaters. It doesn’t get better than that.”
The music director for “Nice Fighting You" was Ted Sperling, and the recording is produced by Michael J. Moritz, Jr., co-produced by Neil Douglas Reilly and executive-produced by Van Dean.
The complete track listing follows:
At The Beginning/Patter – Lynn Ahrens And Stephen Flaherty
Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are currently represented on Broadway with Rocky, and their numerous credits also include Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical, My Favorite Year, A Man of No Importance as well as the animated film "Anastasia."
Ahrens and Flaherty will return to 54 Below May 12 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Joining them at the 7 PM show will be Liz Callaway, Louis Grosso, Julie Halston, Brian Michael Hoffman, Kecia Louis, Sean McCourt, Janet Metz, Mary Testa and Margo Seibert, and at the 9:30 PM show, their guests are Liz Callaway, Louis Grosso, Julie Halston, Brian Michael Hoffman, Kecia Louis, Sean McCourt, Janet Metz, Bobby Steggert, Mary Testa, Margo Seibert and Andy Karl. Visit www.54Below.com.
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