"70’s and Sunny" debuted to sold-out houses at 54 BELOW in the summer of 2012 and returned for an equally successful engagement in January. Andrea McArdle, Broadway's original ANNIE, the voice that helped define the seventies for many, revisits the music that defined that era for her and helped influence the artist she became. From Peter Alan to Stephen Schwartz, from Billy Joel to Broadway, from Jerry Herman to Marvin Hamlisch, "70’s and Sunny" rewards listeners with fresh takes on music heard on stages, on screens and on the radio. Other albums in the series include recordings by Patti LuPone Norbert Leo Butz and Christiane Noll with new titles to be announced soon.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with 54 BELOW on this exciting new live album series,” stated Van Dean, co-founder of Broadway Records. “We believe 54 BELOW has been, and will continue to be, host to a multitude of legendary concerts featuring Broadway’s brightest stars and this is an opportunity to capture these performances permanently for the fans.”
54 BELOW is owned and operated by Tony Award winning producers Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, and Steven Baruch. Frankel said, “My partners and I are happy to add the live recording component to our 54 BELOW activities. It is exciting that some of the great performances will be available to audiences world wide.”