Broadway stars Laura BenantiLiz Callaway, and more are joining the cast of 54 Celebrates Rita Gardner on May 1st at 7:00pm. For more information, visit

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.

Featuring Tony Award® winner Laura Benanti, Tony Award® nominee Liz CallawayLewis Cleale, Tony Award® nominee Melissa ErricoJeff HarnarPaula Dione IngramHeather MacRaeAmanda McBroomKurt PetersonSarah Rice, and Ann Talman.