By Michael Gioia
06 May 2013
If It Only Even Runs a Minute 11 featured rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales and photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around.
Ackerman, Andrews and Cohen shared stories about creating Starting Here, Starting Now and sang numbers that they originated in 1977.
Performers also included Kacie Sheik (Hair, February House), Cale Krise (The Book Of Mormon, Fat Camp), Daniel Everidge (Grease, Fat Camp), Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Bertilla Baker (Titanic, Asylum), Marlene Danielle (Cats, West Side Story), André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown, The Scottsboro Boys), Jake Epstein (American Idiot, Spider-Man), Scott Fagan (writer of Soon), Danielle Gimbal (Pool Boy, The Fix), Leah Hocking (Billy Elliot, All Shook Up), Christopher Ketner (The Sound of Music), Kelvin Moon Loh (American Idiot, Here Lies Love), Brynn O'Malley (Annie, Sunday in the Park with George), Michon Peacock (Chicago, Georgy), Monet Julia Sabel (6 The Musical), Amanda Michelle Savan (Fancy Nancy, Cruel Shoes), Ryan Speakman (Camelot, Oliver), Larry Spivack (Metamorphosis, Triumph of Love), Taylor Trensch (Matilda, Bare), Renee Claire Bergeron (A Man Of No Importance, Whistle Down The Wind), and Freida Williams (Starmites, Jesus Christ Superstar), among others.
If It Only Even Runs A Minute was created and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy. Caleb Hoyer was the musical director, and videography is by Shoshana Feinstein.
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