Understudies From Follies, Bonnie & Clyde, How to Succeed, Anything Goes Stand in the Spotlight Oct. 17

By Andrew Gans
October 17, 2011

At This Performance, the ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys and understudies, continues Oct. 17.

Presented by Musicals Tonight!, the 7 PM concert will be held at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theatre. Casting director Stephen DeAngelis hosts the evening, which features musical direction and piano accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz.

Among the performers who will sing and share anecdotes about their experiences are Ashley Blanchet (understudy for the role of Felicia in Memphis), Liz Byrne (standby for the roles of Mary Jane Greenberg and Lesley Gore in Baby It's You!), Alison Cimmet (understudy for the role of Blanche in Bonnie & Clyde), Joyce Chittick (understudy for the role of Erma in Anything Goes), David Hull (understudy for the role of J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Danielle Jordan (understudy for the roles of Emily Whitman and Young Sally in Follies), Jahi A. Kearse (understudy for the roles of Luther Dixon, Jocko, Chuck Jackson, Ronald Isley, Bass Man, Gene Chandler, Doo-Wopper and Drifter in Baby It's You!), Kimberly Marable (understudy for the roles of Deloris Van Cartier and Tina in Sister Act), Jesse Swimm (understudy for the roles of Bert and Northbrook in Mary Poppins) and Lori Wilner (standby for the roles of Bubbie/Raisel and Chayesel Fisher in The People in the Picture).

The Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 560-2186 or by visiting the box office.

For more information visit www.musicalstonight.org.