54 Celebrates Rita Gardner, featuring Laura Benanti, Liz Callaway, and more!
May 1, 2023
Come remember and celebrate Rita Gardner at 54 Below! Rita Gardner will always be remembered as The Girl in the legendary Off Broadway hit The Fantasticks, in which she introduced “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” “Much More,” and “They Were You.” She went on to star in Broadway shows, TV and film, and to teach countless young performers at HB Studios. This salute to Rita will feature stories and songs that celebrate a remarkable career and life, featuring Broadway and Off-Broadway stars. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, She Loves Me)
Tony Award® nominee Liz Callaway (Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Cats)
Jeff Harnar (I Know Things Now)
Kurt Peterson (West Side Story, The Baker’s Wife)
Tony Award® nominee Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street)
Sarah Rice (Sweeney Todd)
Pamela Sousa (Pippin, A Chorus Line)
and more stars to be announced!
Produced by Sherry Eaker and Claire-Frances Sullivan. Music direction by Alex Rybeck. Direction by Pamela Sousa.
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.