9/28 Don't Quit Your Night Job Features Azaria, Kind, Etc.
On September 28th at Joe's Pub, Steve Rosen (Monty Python's Spamalot), Sarah Saltzberg (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof), in conjunction with Joe's Pub, will present the third installment of "Don't Quit Your Night Job," a new monthly comedy benefit featuring a revolving cast of Broadway and Off Broadway's brightest stars performing without a net. More shows will be presented on 10/26, 11/30 and 12/21; all are at 11:30 PM.
The show is an evening of improv, music, original sketch comedy and backstage anecdotes all to benefit Wendy Wasserstein's Open Doors Initiative.
The following stars are currently scheduled to appear on September 28th (cast subject to change): Rosen, Rossmer, Saltzberg, Samuel Anderson (The History Boys), Hank Azaria (Spamalot), James Corden (The History Boys), Lisa Datz (The Full Monty), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Spamalot), Brian D'Arcy James (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Richard Kind (The Producers), Jason Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Michael McGrath (Spamalot), Kelli O'Hara (The Pajama Game), Nicole Parker (Fame Becomes Me, "MadTV"), Greg Reuter (Spamalot), with musical guests: Dan Fogler (Spelling Bee) and Law Tarello (Spelling Bee).
The evening will feature musical direction by Dan Lipton, with Sean McDaniel on drums. The show is aided and abetted by People's Improv Theatre Teacher Yang Miller.
"Open Doors, TDF's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students, was started in 1998 by TDF with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. It's goal is to explore the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth. Dedicated theatre professionals each mentor a group of eight underserved high school students, who have had no exposure to the theatre, for an entire school year. They attend six Broadway and/or Off Broadway productions, followed by a lively, 90 minute post-performance discussions. The students keep a journal to document, expand and reflect on their experiences."
Tickets are $15. Call 212-539-8778 between the hours of 11-5 daily to purchase tickets and make a table reservation for this show. No on-line tickets are available for this event. There is a two drink minimum or a twelve dollar food minimum per person. Seating or standing room will be on a first-come, first-served basis without table reservations.