"The After Party" Will Welcome Spring Awakening's Groff Oct. 19

News   "The After Party" Will Welcome Spring Awakening's Groff Oct. 19
"The After Party," billed as "an informal social gathering for the theatrically inclined," will welcome Spring Awakening Tony nominee Jonathan Groff as well as 2005 Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year Gusty Winds Oct. 19.

Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff

Both performers 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.

In addition to his Tony-nominated performance in Spring Awakening, Jonathan Groff has also been seen on Broadway in In My Life. His other theatrical credits include productions of The Sound of Music, Fame, Bat Boy, Honk! and Godspell. Groff recently starred in the Public Theater's anniversary concerts of Hair.

Gusty Winds' awards include Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year, Glammy Award for Performance of the Year and Miss Grove Hotel. Her TV credits include appearances on "Prime Time Live with Diane Sawyer," "The Today Show," "Ricki Lake" and "Sally Jesse Raphael."

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."

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