THE SCREENING ROOM: Ghost and Newsies Understudies Prepare! (Video)
By Adam Hetrick
Broadway understudies are gearing up to show off their talents in Half Hour: A Last Minute Concert Aug. 19 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. The actors have gamely released a series of fun videos capturing their studious preparations.
The concert will feature performances by Constantine Rousouli (Ghost, Hairspray), Allison Blackwell (Porgy and Bess), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Delius Doherty (Book of Mormon), Jen Noble (Ghost), Garett Hawe (Newsies), Carly Hughes (Ghost), Stephen Mark Lukas (Book of Mormon), Corey Mach (Godspell), Matthew Marks (Book of Mormon), Jack Scott (Newsies), Brendon Stimson (Newsies), Julius Thomas III (Porgy & Bess) and Laurie Veldheer (Newsies).
Shoshana Feinstein produces the event that gives the audience the chance to vote on which song the actors will sing, giving the performers just a few moments notice to prepare themselves to take the microphone.
Here's a look at videos of actors Brendon Stimson and Jeremy Jordan; Constantine Rousouli and Richard Fleeshman; and Jen Noble and Caissie Levy as the understudies prepare to go on!
Ghost's Jen Noble and Caissie Levy
Ghost's Constantine Rousouli and Richard Fleeshman
Newsies' Brendon Stimson and Jeremy Jordan
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