Understudies from the 2013 Tony-nominated revival of Cinderella, Big Fish and First Date stand in the spotlight at the Half Hour 4 concert Nov. 24 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
The 9:30 PM concert includes performances from Eric Ankrim (First Date), Preston Truman Boyd (Big Fish), Caitlyn Caughell (Newsies), Brandon Ellis (Once), Kendal Hartse (Cinderella), KJ Hippensteel (The Book of Mormon), Dan Horn (Cinderella), Adam Jepsen (Cinderella), Synthia Link (Big Fish), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), Tally Sessions (Big Fish), Sydney Shepherd (First Date) and Billy Tighe (Pippin).
According to press notes, "BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway's most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent — the ability to perform at a second's notice. Half Hour 4: A Last Minute Concert, a show where even they don't know what they'll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing."
The concert is produced by Shoshana Feinstein with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala.
Feinstein and Karen Marshall started BroadwayUnderstudies.com as a way to aggregate and celebrate the performances of Broadway's most under-appreciated talent: the understudy.
The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 W. 42nd Street. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 cash-only at the door; there is a $15 food/drink minimum. For more information and tickets, click here.
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