"The After Party" Welcomes Graae and Blankenship Feb. 20

News   "The After Party" Welcomes Graae and Blankenship Feb. 20 "The After Party," billed as "an informal midtown schmoozefest for the theatrically inclined," welcomes Drama Desk nominee Jason Graae and singer Beth Blankenship Feb. 20
Jason Graae
Jason Graae

Both Graae and Blankenship will be on hand to greet fans and perform. 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.

Jason Graae starred on Broadway in A Grand Night for Singing, Falsettos, Stardust and Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, and appeared in the Hollywood Bowl concert version of The Music Man as Marcellus Washburn. His Off-Broadway credits include roles in Forever Plaid; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (Drama Desk nomination); Olympus On My Mind; and All in the Timing. Graae also starred in the Reprise! concerts of Of Thee I Sing!, Anything Goes and The Boys from Syracuse.

Beth Blankenship has sung back-up for Faith Hill and Amy Grant and was a featured voice in Disney's "Mulan II." She has also been part of several workshops and regional productions.

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."