The performance, beginning at 11:30 PM, will feature Alison Cimmet (Baby It’s You), Jordan Gelber (All My Sons), Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Jason Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Marc Kudisch (A Minister's Wife, 9 to 5), Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q), Neil McCaffrey (Billy Elliot), Maurice Murphy (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Roberto and Edwin Olvera (Pilobolus), Anthony Rapp (Rent), Sandy Rustin (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change), Ephraim M. Sykes (Memphis) and Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Peter and the Starcatcher), as well as special surprise guests.
Damien Bassman (The Addams Family) will be featured on drums, and Andrea Wales will stage manage the evening.
Don't Quit Your Night Job was created by Steven Rosen, David Rossmer, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton and is a late-night happening of improv, music, sketches and offbeat performances.
Don't Quit began in 2006 as a benefit at Joe’s Pub. It then performed a commercial production Off-Broadway in 2007 followed by a long run at the Zipper Factory. Most recently, Don't Quit played at The Julia Miles Theater, and over the years has welcomed performers such as Huey Lewis, Hank Azaria, Julianna Margulies, Michael McKean, Marc Shaiman, Alicia Witt, Anthony Rapp, Sara Ramirez, George Wendt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Julie White, Patrick Wilson, Andrea Martin, Marc Summers, Kelli O’Hara and Mo Rocca.
Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Theatre Development Fund’s Open Doors Program, which mentors high school students and explores the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth. Don't Quit has raised over $40,000 for Open Doors since 2006. (Le) poisson rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. For more information and tickets, visit www.lepoissonrouge.com or dontquitnyc.com.