Don't Quit Your Night Job Officially Opens Uptown May 17 with Special Guests Foster and Feldshuh

News   Don't Quit Your Night Job Officially Opens Uptown May 17 with Special Guests Foster and Feldshuh Don't Quit Your Night Job, a monthly evening of comedy and song that has been a Joe's Pub hit since June 2006, officially opens at uptown's HA! Comedy Club May 17.

Conceived by Dan Lipton (The Coast of Utopia), Steve Rosen (Spamalot), David Rossmer (Nerds) and Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Night Job, which plays a six-performance-a-week schedule, began previews April 26.

The four creators are joined at each performance by several members of its core company. Those taking part in the opening-night program are Nancy Opel, Sandy Rustin, Jerzy Gwiazdowski and Charlie Pollock. Tony winner Sutton Foster and theatre veteran Tovah Feldshuh are the evening's special guests. Show time is 9:45 PM.

The complete core company comprises Jill Abramovitz (Fame Becomes Me), Eric B. Anthony (Mary Poppins), Todd Buonopane (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tim Cain (Godspell), Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens), Will Chase (High Fidelity), Jennifer Cody (Pajama Game), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty), Tara Copeland (Chicago City Limits), Deborah S. Craig (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Will Erat (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q), Jared Gertner (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Jerzy Gwiazdowski (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Jeff Hiller (The Awesome 80's Prom), Lisa Jolley (Hairspray), Jason Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Wicked), Vasthy Mompoint (Mary Poppins), Nancy Opel (Urinetown), Charlie Pollack (Urinetown), Greg Reuter (Monty Python's Spamalot), Sandy Rustin (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), Amy Rutberg (Our Leading Lady), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Donna Vivino (Hairspray) and Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde).

Don't Quit Your Night Job is described as "a late night happening of music, comedy and improvisation." The show features a rotating core of Broadway stars with surprise celebrity guests.

The performance schedule for the revue is Thursday and Friday at 11 PM, Saturday at 5:30 and 8 PM and Sunday and Monday at 7 PM. Tickets are priced $35 and $55; there is also a two-item food/drink minimum. Tickets are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com. The HA! Comedy Club is located in Manhattan at 163 West 46th Street at Seventh Avenue.

For more information log on to www.dontquit-nyc.com.

Part of the rotating cast of 28 of <i>Don't Quit Your Night Job</i>.
Part of the rotating cast of 28 of Don't Quit Your Night Job. Photo by Monique Carboni
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