Meg Bussert, Leenya Rideout, Jeremy Morse and More Are Two Legit to Quit in a Riff-Free Evening May 14 in NYC
14 May 2013
Tony Award nominee Meg Bussert (Camelot, Brigadoon, The Music Man), Leenya Rideout (Company, War Horse, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Drama Desk nominee Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love) are among the artists taking part in Two Legit to Quit: a Riff-Free Evening May 14 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City.
The second in a series devoted to classic Broadway singing, Two Legit to Quit: a Riff-Free Evening begins at 7 PM and explores legit-style musicals from 1960-present.
Performers include Bussert, Rideout, Morse, Nicole Dalto, Melanie Field (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera), Carrie A. Johnson (Sister Act), Paul Louis Lessard, Vince Oddo (American Idiot national tour), Katerina Papacostas and Ryan Speakman (Broadway concerts of Oliver! and Camelot).
According to press notes, "In the rubble of the Golden Age of Broadway, a few musicals rose from the ashes and survived the Second Coming of Jesus Christ (Superstar). For one night only, we will explore the music from 1960-present that gives the ever endangered legit singer a home in a world of witches and underaged triple-threats."
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