Half Hour 3 Concert, With Understudies From Bare, Newsies, The Lion King and Pippin, Held June 2 in NYC
By Michael Gioia
Understudies from the 2013 Tony-nominated revival of Pippin, the Off-Broadway musical Bare, Newsies and The Lion King stand in the spotlight at Half Hour 3 June 2 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Performers at the 7:30 PM concert include Justin Gregory Lopez (Bare), Caitlyn Caughell (Newsies), Gabriel Croom (The Lion King), Derrick Davis (The Lion King), Mike Faist (Newsies), Sabrina Harper (Pippin), Liana Hunt (Newsies), Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Sara Kapner (Bare), Alice Lee (Bare), Tommy Martinez (Newsies), Bethany Moore (Pippin), Michael Tacconi (Bare), Molly Tynes (Pippin) and Alan DeMont Wiggins (The Lion King).
According to press notes, "BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway's most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent—the ability to perform at a second's notice. They'll be thrown into the fire in Half Hour 3: A Last Minute Concert, a show where even they don't know what they'll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing."
The concert is produced by Shoshana Feinstein with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala.
Feinstein and Karen Marshall started BroadwayUnderstudies.com as a way to aggregate and celebrate the performances of Broadway's most under-appreciated talent: the understudy.
The Laurie Beechman Theater is located at 407 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $12 in advance plus a $15 food/drink minimum. For tickets, click here. For more information, visit BroadwayUnderstudies.com.
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