Cavenaugh, Chase, Gelber, Opel and More to Be Part of Night Job Core Company

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The complete company of Broadway and comedy performers who will be part of Don't Quit Your Night Job — the new revue scheduled to begin performances April 26 at HA! Comedy Club — has been announced.
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Four performers from the 29-member core company will join Night Job creators Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Sarah Saltzberg and Dan Lipton each evening at the Manhattan venue.

The core company comprises Jill Abramovitz (Fame Becomes Me), Eric B. Anthony (Mary Poppins), Todd Buonopane (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Tim Cain (Godspell), Matt Cavenaugh (Grey Gardens), Will Chase (High Fidelity), Jennifer Cody (Pajama Game), Jenn Colella (High Fidelity), John Ellison Conlee (The Full Monty), Tara Copeland (Chicago City Limits), Deborah S. Craig (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Will Erat (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Josh Gad (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q), Jared Gertner (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Jerzy Gwiazdowski (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), Jeff Hiller (The Awesome 80's Prom), Lisa Jolley (Hairspray), Jason Kravitz (The Drowsy Chaperone), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Wicked), Vasthy Mompoint (Mary Poppins), Nancy Opel (Urinetown), Charlie Pollack (Urinetown), Greg Reuter (Monty Python's Spamalot), Sandy Rustin (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change), Amy Rutberg (Our Leading Lady), Clarke Thorell (Hairspray), Donna Vivino (Hairspray) and Noah Weisberg (Legally Blonde).

About the new company, producer Jed Bernstein said in a statement, "Our creators have assembled a wide variety of fantastic talent that will guarantee that Don't Quit remains diverse, surprising and hilarious at each and every performance."

Don't Quit Your Night Job is described as "a late night happening of music, comedy and improvisation." The show features a rotating core of Broadway stars with surprise celebrity guests.

Among the celebrity guests scheduled to appear during the first few weeks of Night Job are Hank Azaria, Kristin Chenoweth, Brian d'Arcy James, Paige Davis, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Dan Fogler, Hunter Foster, Kat Foster, Sutton Foster, Heather Goldenhersh, Marvin Hamlisch, Jane Krakowski, Marc Kudisch, Huey Lewis, Andrea Martin, Andrea McArdle, John McDaniel, Eric Millegan, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, Lonny Price, Anthony Rapp, Michael Riedel, Tony Roberts, Seth Rudetsky, Peter Scolari, Marian Seldes, Christopher Sieber, Mary Testa, Alan Tudyk, Patrick Wilson, B.D. Wong and Adrian Zmed. The performance schedule for the revue will be Thursday and Friday at 11 PM, Saturday at 5:30 and 8 PM and Sunday and Monday at 7 PM. Tickets are priced $35 and $55; there is also a two-item food/drink minimum. Tickets are now available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting

The HA! Comedy Club is located in Manhattan at 163 West 46th Street at Seventh Avenue.

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