54 Below will present DUDE: A 50th Anniversary Celebration October 16 at 7 PM. The evening will celebrate the short-lived 1972 Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot musical, which only played 16 performances before closing on Broadway. Reuniting for the concert are original cast members Ralph Carter (Raisin) and Allan Nicholls (Hair).
Produced and directed by Margaret Hall, author of Gemignani: Life and Lessons from Broadway and Beyond, the cast will also feature Kalonjee Gallimore (A Beautiful Noise), Analise Rios (Rent), Nic Mains (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Tymothee Harrell, Mia Williams, Ali Regan, Rachel Lloyd, and Joshua Kukafka. The evening will also feature surprise guests.
Ben Covello will serve as music director, in addition to playing piano alongside Nate Repasz on drums, Gene Taylor on bass, and Eitan Prouser on guitar.
Ragni and MacDermot wrote Dude following their Broadway hit Hair. The coming-of-age rock musical explores classic themes of good and evil, gods and men, with book and lyrics by Ragni and music by MacDermot. With the MacDermot estate, the 54 Below concert marks a rare presentation of the work.
For tickets and more information, visit 54Below.com.