PHOTO CALL: Hunter Foster, Chip Zien, Lesli Margherita, Max Crumm and More in If It Only Even Runs a Minute

By Krissie Fullerton
07 May 2014

The 12th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series If It Only Even Runs a Minute, celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals, was held April 21 at 54 Below.



Created and hosted by 54 Below director of programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and The Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, the 9:30 PM concert included performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected shows as well as new interpretations of songs.

Performers included Anna Ty Bergman, Randy Blair, Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster!), Ed Dixon (Anything Goes), Hunter Foster (The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody), Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, Brighton Beach Memoirs), A.J. Holmes (The Book of Mormon, Team StarKid), Chad Kimball (Memphis, Lennon), Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Samantha Massell (Little Me at Encores!), Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy, Up In One), Larry Owens (Fat Camp), Sean Michael Palmer, Ben Rappaport (Picnic, "Outsourced"), Mike Rosengarten and Chip Zien (The Big Knife, Into the Woods), among others.

Joshua Zecher-Ross was the evening's musical director.

The 12th edition featured stories about and songs from Borscht Capades, Chess, Climb High, The Gospel at Colonus, The King of Schnorrers, Lennon, Let My People Come, Mr. President, Ride the Winds, Ruthless!, The Selling of the President, Up in One, Weird Romance and more.

Here's a look at the evening:

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Hunter Foster
Photo by Kristin Goehring