"The After Party" Welcomes Rent's James Aug. 31

By Andrew Gans
31 Aug 2007

"The After Party," billed as "an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined," welcomes Broadway actor Marcus Paul James Aug. 17.



James, who is currently featured in the Broadway production of Jonathan Larson's Rent, will be on hand to greet fans and perform a few songs. The evening will also boast performances by Lisa Liaromatis and Joshua Cruz.

Hosted by Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, "The After Party" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre features Ray Fellman at the piano. Cabaret favorite Lisa Asher is also part of the "Party" mix, where amateurs and professionals are invited to take turns at the open mic. The "Party" begins at 10:30 PM and continues until the wee hours.

Marcus Paul James is currently making his Broadway debut in the ensemble of Rent. A native New Yorker, he has appeared in tours of Rent, Jesus Christ Superstar and West Side Story. James is currently at work on his debut solo recording.

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."