D'Abruzzo, Shamos Set for Nerve Ensemble's Spam-Themed Nov. 15 Benefit

News   D'Abruzzo, Shamos Set for Nerve Ensemble's Spam-Themed Nov. 15 Benefit Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q) and Jeremy Shamos (Reckless, The Rivals) will participate in spam.show, a one-night benefit for the Nerve Ensemble on Nov. 15 in which theatre artists present pieces inspired by junk email.
Stephanie D'Abruzzo
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Other participants will include the composer Mark Adamo (Lysistrata, resident composer at City Opera), the performers Everett Quinton (The Mystery of Irma Vep), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Well, The Thugs), Tom Nelis (The Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Aida) and Benjamin Walker ("Flags of Our Fathers," "Kinsey") and the sound designer Robert Kaplowitz (The Internationalist).

A Flamenco dancer, a live cooking demonstration, a soloist on the musical saw and a sneak preview of Nerve's upcoming Vegas Project — which has music by Lance Horne and choreography by Tiger Martina (performer in Movin' Out) — are also on the lineup.

The benefit fits with the Nerve Ensemble's mission, which is "to find something extraordinary in these prosaic, utterly ordinary parts of our lives," says Alyse Rothman, the company's artistic director, in a release.

Tickets, priced $25, are available at telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The Zipper Theater is at 336 West 37th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.