"The After Party" Welcomes Bell and Leung Sept. 12

News   "The After Party" Welcomes Bell and Leung Sept. 12 "The After Party," billed as "an informal midtown schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined," welcomes [title of show]'s Hunter Bell and Rent's Telly Leung Sept. 12.
Telly Leung
Telly Leung

Both Bell and Leung will be on hand to greet fans and perform a few songs at the weekly event. The evening will also feature an informal reunion of Indiana University alumni.

Hosted by Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, "The After Party" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre features Ray Fellman at the piano. Amateurs and professionals are invited to take turns at the open mic during the "Party," which begins at 10:30 PM and continues to 2 AM.

Hunter Bell is the co-creator and a co-star of Broadway's [title of show]. For the musical's Off-Broadway run, he received an Obie Award, a GLAAD Media nomination and a Drama League nomination. Bell also appeared on Broadway in How the Grinch Stole Christmas and penned the books for Silence! The Musical and Bellobration!. He has written original material for BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet competition, the Actors Fund 125th Gala, Vineyard Theatre's 25th Anniversary Gala, Broadway Bares 18: Wonderland and the 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards. His regional credits are numerous.

Telly Leung, who was a member of the final cast of Broadway's Rent, made his Main Stem bow in the revival of Flower Drum Song and then appeared in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. He spent a year playing Boq in the Chicago production of Wicked, and his other theatrical credits include Zanna, Don't!; Thoroughly Modern Millie; The King and I; Jesus Christ Superstar; Children of Eden; Sweeney Todd; and Godspell. Leung can be heard on the "Wall to Wall Stephen Sondheim" recording, and his debut EP is titled "Getaway." The actor is also a co-founder of the fledgling Jaradoa Theatre Company and was seen in the Philadelphia Theater Company's production of M. Butterfly.

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street. There is no cover charge or minimum for "The After Party."