PHOTO CALL: If It Only Even Runs A Minute and Things To Ruin Double-Header, With Mary Testa, Debbie Gravitte and More

News   PHOTO CALL: If It Only Even Runs A Minute and Things To Ruin Double-Header, With Mary Testa, Debbie Gravitte and More
 
A back-to-back musical theatre evening was held March 28 at Les Poisson Rouge: If It Only Even Runs A Minute 6, a cabaret performance featuring songs from under-appreciated musicals, and Things to Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis, a theatrical rock concert.

Here's a look at the busy evening of song:

The If It Only Even Runs A Minute concert featured "rare and inspiring songs, anecdotes, and photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around."

The concert series, now in its sixth incarnation, is created and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Caleb Hoyer.

Performers in the 7pm concert included Alexis Field, Alexis Fishman, Andrew Hollenbeck, Andrew Sotomayor, Anthony Rapp, Anne Bobby, Bill Finn, Brian Gari, Debbie Gravitte, Gabe Cummins, Jenny Donoghue, Jeremy Morse, Jill Eikenberry, Jim Stanek, Jordan Stanley, Kara Guy, Lauren Marcus, Mary Testa, Megan Kane, Michael Morch, Molly McCarthy-Egan, Steve Gettinger and Tracy Weiler. The concert featured songs from and stories about Actor Lawyer Indian Chief, Brownstone, In My Life, In Trousers, Late Nite Comic, The Little Prince and the Aviator, Onward Victoria, Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don’t You Ever Forget It, Smile, So Long 174th Street, Story of My Life, Two on the Aisle and Zorba.

* The performance of Things To Ruin: The Songs of Joe Iconis reunited much of the original cast of Things to Ruin, who performed in the work during its Second Stage and Zipper Factory runs in 2009. Iconis was joined Blaemire and Dideriksen, as well as Ian Kagey, Eric William Morris, Mike Pettry, Lance Rubin, Ben Arons and Jason "Sweet Tooth" Williams as well as newcomers Carrie Manolakos and Starr Busby.

Things to Ruin promises songs "about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don’t have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to."

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