PHOTO CALL: Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, LaChanze, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Mary Testa and More Kick Off Ahrens and Flaherty Celebration

By Matthew Blank
27 Sep 2013

Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who created such works as Ragtime, Once On This Island and the upcoming Broadway musical Rocky, are celebrating 30 years of musical collaboration with a six-performance concert engagement beginning Sept. 26 at 54 Below.



Billed as Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration, the concerts are populated by special guests from Ahrens and Flaherty's three decades of collaboration. Lyricist Ahrens and composer Flaherty will be joined by actors who appeared in their productions of Lucky Stiff, Ragtime, Once On This Island, A Man of No Importance, Seussical and their animated film "Anastasia."

Here's a look at the first concert:



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Kecia Lewis, Liz Callaway, Stephen Flaherty, Stephanie J. Block, Mary Testa and LaChanze
Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for 54 Below



The Sept. 27 concert at 8 PM includes Callaway, Crawford, Quentin Earl Darrington, LaChanze, Lewis, Marin Mazzie, McCour and Jessica Molaskey. The 11 PM concert features Annaleigh Ashford, Callaway, Darrington, Julie Halston, Mazzie, Molaskey and Bobby Steggert

The Sept. 28 concert at 8 PM features Crawford, Kevin Chamberlin, Darrington, Lewis Grosso, LaChanze, Mazzie and Molaskey. The 11 PM concert includes Ashford, Chamberlin, Darrington, Grosso, Halston, Rebecca Luker, Mazzie, Molaskey and Steggert.

There is a $55-$65 cover charge ($40-$50 for 11 PM shows) and a $25-$30 food/beverage minimum.

54 Below is located at 254 West 54th Street. For more information and tickets, call (866) 468-7619 or visit 54Below.com.