Understudies from Wicked, Priscilla, Ghost, Once, Cinderella and More Will Stand in the Spotlight
18 Apr 2013
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 held April 22 at The Lion Theatre.
The 7 PM performance will be hosted by producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis with musical direction/accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz.
Those scheduled to perform and share anecdotes about their experiences include Nick Corley (understudy for the roles of Bazzard/Mr. Phillip Bax, Reverend Mr. Crisparkle/Mr. Cedric Moncrieffe and Durdles/Mr. Nick Cricker in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Heidi Giberson (understudy for the role of Ella/Cinderella in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Kendal Hartse (understudy for the role of Gabrielle in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella), K.J. Hippensteel (standby for the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon), Laura Irion (understudy for the role of Charlotte in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Gavin Lodge (understudy for the roles of Bernadette, Frank and Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Emily Mechler (understudy for the role of Glinda inWicked), Jennifer Noble (understudy for the role of Molly Jensen in Ghost The Musical) and Erica Swindell (understudy for the roles of Girl, Reza and Ex-Girlfriend in Once).
Tickets are $25 and are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or at the Box Office on the evening of performance. The Lion Theatre is located at 410 W. 42nd St.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.