Exclusive: James Monroe Iglehart and Alex Brightman Will Topline 54/54/54 Concert

Cabaret & Concert News   Exclusive: James Monroe Iglehart and Alex Brightman Will Topline 54/54/54 Concert
 
On May 4, 54 stars will have 54 seconds to sing a tune at 54 Below.
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James Monroe Iglehart Monica Simoes

Fifty-four stars will have 54 seconds to sing a tune at Feinstein’s/54 Below in an unusual concert titled 54/54/54 scheduled for—when else?—5/4/18.

Producer and director of the event Philip Romano told Playbill that Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin), Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), and Lesli Margherita (Matilda) are already lined up for the event, which takes place, yes, five months and four days from today.

Romano said the performers will sing a variety of songs, “everything from musical theatre, to pop, to rap, and more, including some people performing original songs.” It’s billed as the longest setlist in Feinstein’s/54 Below’s history.

Check out this teaser video, which features participants Billy Joe Kiessling, Cassidy Rose Layton, Ben Caplan, Brad Mercier, Allison Frasca, J. Michael Zygo, Megan McCaffrey, Dominic F. Russo, Amy Jo Jackson, and Hannah Kloepfer.

Among the other performers already lined up for the marathon 11:30 PM: Hallie Bulleit, Daisy Chase, Lulu Fall, Alex Gibson, Michael Gioia, Joe Iconis, Michael R. Jackson, Billy Joe Kiessling, Derek Klena, Blaine Krauss, Michael Kushner, Adam LaSalle, Azudi Onyejekwe, Larry Owens, Monet Sabel, George Salazar, Heath Saunders, Callie Stelter, Natalie Walker, Katrina Yaukey, and Zack Zadek. with more to be announced in the coming months.

Ben Caplan will serve as musical director.

Feinstein’s/54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street, beneath Studio 54, in Manhattan. Tickets, which cost $20.54–$45 (plus a $25 food/drink minimum), go on sale today at 54below.com/54. Tickets on the day of performance after 4 PM are available only by calling (646) 476-3551.

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