Understudies from Edwin Drood, Book of Mormon, Annie, Last Five Years, Jersey Boys Will Stand in the Spotlight
By Andrew Gans
Musicals Tonight! will continue its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates with its next edition of At This Performance, which will be presented March 18 at The Lion Theatre.
Hosted by series producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis, the evening will feature musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. Show time is 7 PM.
Sharing songs and anecdotes about their experiences will be Jane Blass (understudy for the role of Miss Hannigan in Annie), Will Blum (standby for the role of Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon), Candi Boyd (understudy for the roles of Francine, Lorraine and Mary Delgado in Jersey Boys), Jared Bradshaw (understudy for the roles of Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys), Jeremy Davis (understudy for the role of Rooster Hannigan in Annie), Janine DiVita (understudy for the roles of Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting and Rosa Bud/Miss Deirdre Peregrine in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Rory Donovan (standby for the role of Buddy in Elf The Musical), Amy Justman (understudy for the roles of Fosca and Clara in Passion), Desi Oakley (understudy for the roles of Grace Farrell, Lily St. Regis and Star to Be in Annie) and Spencer Plachy (understudy for the roles of John Jasper/Mr. Clive Paget and Neville Landless/Mr. Victor Grinstead in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Taylor Richardson (understudy for the role of Annie in Annie), Allison Semmes (understudy for the role of Nabulungi in The Book of Mormon) and Morgan Weed (standby for the role of Cathy Hyatt in The Last Five Years).
The Lion Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $25 and are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or at the Box Office on the evening of performance.
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