On Tuesday, May 5th, Broadway’s biggest voices will take to the 54 Below stage to sing the iconic rock hits of Grammy-award winning composer Jim Steinman.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012, Steinman has sold more than 190 million records as the composer and lyricist behind such hit songs as “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now,” “I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That),” “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” and “Holding Out For A Hero.” In 1983, he became the only artist in music history to have written and produced the simultaneous #1 and #2 song on the Billboard charts when “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” and “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” held the top two spots on the Hot 100 for three weeks.
The concert will feature performances by:
Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan (‘The Last 5 Years,’ Newsies, ‘Smash’)
Tony nominee Josh Young (Amazing Grace, Jesus Christ Superstar)
Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll & Hyde, ‘American Idol’)
Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages, Bring It On: The Musical, Hair)
Justin Matthew Sargent (Rock of Ages, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark)
Ariana DeBose (Hamilton, Pippin, Motown)
Jessica Hendy (Radio City Spring Spectacular)
Tyce Green (LMNOP)
Dan Tracy (American Idiot)
and, performing together for the first time, Steinman’s long-time collaborators Ellen Foley, Meat Loaf’s iconic duet partner on “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”, and Karla DeVito, who toured the “Bat Out Of Hell” album with Meat Loaf.
The band will feature Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf on cello, Shannon Ford on drums, David Cinquegrana on guitar, Alan Stevens Hewitt on bass, and music director Benjamin Rauhala on piano. Backup vocals will be provided by 54 Below favorites Rachel Mackenzie, Tara Minogue, Jeff O’Donnell, and Jillian Soares, as featured in Jeremy Jordan’s viral clip of the Steinman classic “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now.”
With a setlist crafted by the Jim Steinman himself, the concert will feature new arrangements of Steinman’s iconic hits, created especially for this one-night-only event, in addition to special costume and design elements created by Asher Levine, who has designed for Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, and The Black Eyed Peas. The evening has been conceived and produced by Jim Steinman and Pat Cerasaro, who will serve as the director, and will be produced and music directed by Benjamin Rauhala.