Understudies from Beautiful, Mormon, Newsies and Cabaret Will Stand in the Spotlight | Playbill

News Understudies from Beautiful, Mormon, Newsies and Cabaret Will Stand in the Spotlight Understudies from Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, Newsies, Cabaret, Les Misérables and Off-Broadway's Heathers will take the stage Sept. 21 at the Half Hour 5 concert at the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Performers at the 9:30 PM concert include Giuseppe Bausilio (Newsies), Nyk Bielak (The Book of Mormon), Jeff Heimbrock (The Book of Mormon), Leeds Hill (Cabaret), Bre Jackson (The Book of Mormon), Molly Jobe (Newsies), AJ Meijer (Heathers), Melissa Mitchell (Les Misérables), Dimitri Joseph Moïse (The Book of Mormon), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), Gabrielle Reid (Beautiful) and Melvin Tunstall (Beautiful).

According to press notes, "BroadwayUnderstudies.com has once again invited some of Broadway's most talented understudies to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre to share their rare talent — the ability to perform at a second's notice. They'll be thrown into the fire in Half Hour 5: A Last Minute Concert, a show where even they don't know what they'll be singing before they step up to the microphone. The audience will get to vote on what song each performer will sing."

Half Hour 5 is produced by Shoshana Feinstein with musical direction by Benjamin Rauhala.

Feinstein and Karen Marshall started BroadwayUnderstudies.com as a way to "aggregate and celebrate the performances of Broadway's most under appreciated talent: the understudy."

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located at 407 W. 42nd Street, inside the West Bank Cafe. Tickets are $10 when purchased in advance here or $15 cash only at the door. There is a $15 food-drink minimum.

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