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Sep 14 2017
The Sound Of Rufus: 54 SINGS RUFUS WAINWRIGHT Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 1.27.08 PMIf you're a fan of Rufus Wainwright, this is the equivalent of his singing Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall, except in this case, he's Judy. Get tickets for 54 Sings Rufus Wainwright here.

Keep reading for a rundown of what to expect from the glorious-sounding evening, starring a who's who of OMG ...

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From a press release:

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Rufus Wainwright on Sunday, October
1st, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
Broadway stars Alice Ripley (Side Show, Next to Normal), Taylor Trensch (Hello Dolly,
Dear Evan Hansen), and Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) come together
to celebrate the music of Rufus Wainwright, who Elton John has called, “The
greatest songwriter on the planet”. 54 Sings Rufus Wainwright brings together a starry
group of Broadway performers, all great admirers of Rufus Wainwright’s music, in what
will be an evening of lush, romantic, witty, powerful and definitely dramatic songs from
his brilliant and extensive catalog.
Completing the line up are Dave Thomas Brown (American Psycho), Wesley Taylor
(Rock of Ages, The Addams Family), Kacie Sheik (Hair), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray,
Annie, The Who’s Tommy), Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me), Krystina Alabado
(American Idiot, American Psycho) and Gerard Canonico (Groundhog Day, Spring
Awakening). The evening will be hosted by Ben Rimalower (Patti Issues) and music
directed by Rufus’ former keyboard player Jason Hart (music director of American Psycho
on Broadway).
54 Sings Rufus Wainwright has been a longstanding dream of music director Jason
Hart. “Touring and recording for three years with Rufus Wainwright was one of the
greatest artistic experiences of my career. In the past eight years I’ve been working very
closesly with Duncan Sheik on his theatrical endeavors, and I’ve had the opportunity to
meet and collaborate with a number of Broadway’s finest artists. I’ve been struck by how
many of them are great admirers of Rufus Wainwright, and that’s how the idea to do this
special tribute concert was born”.
54 Sings Rufus Wainwright features performers not only known and admired for their
myriad performances on Broadway and elsewhere, but artists who specifically feel connected
to Rufus’s songs and who are eager to celebrate the work of one of their favorite
singer/songwriters. The Rufus Wainwright songbook draws on the best of Pop, Opera,
Folk, Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, and this special one-night-only performance will
showcase his diverse influences and singular, unique sound, and will be a long-overdue
tribute to one of the most important musicians of his generation.