Broadway Gets #Blessed! Corey Cott, Kyle Dean Massey, Lesli Margherita, Keala Settle, Nic Rouleau Join @Actor_Friend @54Below
The essence of Twitter account Annoying Actor Friend (@Actor_Friend), who provides a satirical look at what it's like to survive as a working New York actor, came to 54 Below for a concert benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Sept. 20.
#BlessedBingo (an interactive drinking game) was available at each table. Audience members had to complete a “hashtag” to win.
Erich Bergen hosted the evening.
CHAPTER 1: “Are You #Blessed?”
Erich Bergen asks Nikka Graff Lanzarone when she first knew she was “blessed.” Becoming “blessed” is when a person first realizes they want to be an actor.
Lesli Margherita explains when she first knew she was “blessed.”
Stephen Wallem tells Erich Bergen when he knew he was “blessed.”
CHAPTER 2: “What Do You Do With a BFA in Theatre?”
Corey Cott talks about his time at Carnegie Mellon.
Kyle Dean Massey explains how he didn’t get into any schools with the song he chose, and then sings it for the audience: “Corner of the Sky.”
CHAPTER 3: “Pounding the Pavement”
Ellyn Marie Marsh sings 16 bars of “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”
Nic Rouleau sings 16 bars of “Chip On Your Shoulder.”