Jenna Leigh Green, Kevin Duda, Tyler Maynard and More Will Take Part in the Worst Audition Ever at Joe's Pub
By Michael Gioia
Worst Ever Productions will present its first New York City installment of Worst Audition Ever, an evening of comedy, June 18 at Joe's Pub. Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys) will host the event, which will benefit The Actors Fund.
Directed by Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), the 9:30 PM concert will feature performances from Tyler Maynard (Altar Boyz, The Little Mermaid), Kevin Duda (The Book of Mormon, Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Jena Friedman (writer for "Late Night With David Letterman"), Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, bare), John West (The Drowsy Chaperone, Newsical the Musical) and Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, Candide).
Worst Audition Ever, according to press notes is "about a group of artists (actors, directors, dancers, etc.) telling their real stores about the all too familiar audition process. The format is simple—a blank stage with one microphone—making the shared stories truly intimate and personal. For anyone who has ever had an embarrassing moment 'putting themselves out there' in the name of art, Worst Audition Ever presents a wry and candid evening of some of the most awkward moments in artistic vulnerability—because pain is best served funny and with cocktails."
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone – performers and those behind the scenes – who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,000 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund’s programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has – for nearly 130 years – been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit ActorsFund.org.
Worst Audition Ever is produced by Christine Lakin, Alec Ledd, Daniel A. Miles and Corri English.
Joe’s Pub is located at 425 Lafayette Street. There will be a two-drink minimum. For more information and tickets, visit WorstAuditionEver.com.
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