Performers from Once, Newsies and More Will Share Stories and Songs About "Booking It" in Concert | Playbill

News Performers from Once, Newsies and More Will Share Stories and Songs About "Booking It" in Concert Booktress Offline, a concert party that will "make you laugh, maybe make you cry, and take you through the 'booking' stories (and 'almost-booking' stories) of some of the greatest Broadway stars and brightest performers working in New York City," will be held Oct. 5 at (le) Poisson Rouge.

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Hosted by Booktress founder and Off-Broadway actress Elyssa Brette Mactas, alongside a surprise co-host, the evening will feature Loni Ackerman (Cats, Evita), Jenny Rose Baker (Fiddler on the Roof), Julie Benko (Fiddler on the Roof), Melanie Brook (50 Shades! The Musical Parody), Virginia Cavaliere (In the Heights national tour), Marisa Dargahi (Jasper in Deadland), Brandon Ellis (Once), LaVon Fisher-Wilson (Newsies), Joey La Varco (13), Clinton Roane (The Scottsboro Boys), Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), Dominique Scott (Rock of Ages national tour) and Josephine Spada (American Idiot national tour), among others.

Produced by Megan Minutillo and Elyssa Mactas with musical direction by Luke Williams (Anything Goes national tour), the concert will begin at 7 PM.

According to press notes, "You'll get to hear behind the scenes stories that are usually kept under wraps, musical theatre and pop/rock songs from some of Broadway’s most successful shows, and get to know what the journey of scoring that dream role is like...or, almost like! Then it's time to party with the performers and celebrate the launch of this innovative exciting company. There will be prizes, medleys, mash-ups, and surprises at this jam-packed evening in one of the best concert/party venues in New York City!"

(le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. Tickets are $30 and are available at

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