"The After Party" Welcomes Grease and Spelling Bee Actors Nov. 30

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30 Nov 2007

"The After Party," billed as "an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined," welcome Grease's Natalie Hill and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee's Kevin Smith Kirkwood Nov. 30.

Both Hill and Kirkwood will be on hand to greet fans and perform a few numbers at the free weekly event.

Hosted by Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, "The After Party" at the Laurie Beechman Theatre features Ray Fellman at the piano. Cabaret favorite Lisa Asher is also part of the "Party" mix, where amateurs and professionals are invited to take turns at the open mic. The "Party" begins at 10:30 PM and continues to 2 AM.

Natalie Hill plays Cha Cha DiGregorio in the current revival of Grease. She was seen in the national tours of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Hairspray and in regional productions of Romeo and Bernadette, Camille Claudel, Brigadoon, Footloose and West Side Story.

Kevin Smith Kirkwood appeared in the Broadway production of Spelling Bee and is currently playing Mitch in the national tour of that musical. His other theatrical credits include How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes; Dragapella!; It's Karate, Kid!; Godspell; Jesus Christ Superstar; Grease; Smokey Joe's Cafe; Songs for a New World; The Wiz, Batboy; and Big River. Kirkwood is a founding member of Jaradoa Theater.



The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within the West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street. There is no cover charge or minimum for "The After Party."