LaChanze not only has one of the best names on Broadway, she also has one of the most infectious talents, put to good use in shows like Ragtime, Once On This Island, Company and her Tony-winning turn as Celie in The Color Purple. For her debut show at 54 Below, Love Hangover, the joyful performer is taking on one of the biggest divas around: Diana Ross. Of course, Miss Ross has been on the Broadway brain these days, thanks to Motown: The Musical (featuring onstage alter ego Valisia LeKae) and her splashy appearance on opening night, so LaChanze's timing is just right. So is her song list, which features Supremes hits, disco Diana, some Lady Sings the Blues tunes and even a powerful take on "Be a Lion" from The Wiz. With the help of musical director Jeff Neiman, LaChanze and her powerful voice offer fresh spins on many a classic (you'll think you're hearing a symphony on "I Hear a Symphony"!), keeping the evening full of surprise. Until her next Broadway gig, get over to 54 Below for LaChanze's final show on Monday, April 22 at 7PM to spend a special night with a one-of-a-kind Broadway diva.
Watch LaChanze in rehearsal for the show below!