Photo Coverage Exclusive: Don't Quit Your Night Job 7!

January 3
10:18 PM 2007

On December 21st at Joe's Pub, Steve Rosen (Monty Python's Spamalot), Sarah Saltzberg (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof), in conjunction with Joe's Pub, presented the seventh 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. 

In addition to guest star, Huey Lewis, The following stars also appeared Derrick Baskin (Spelling Bee), John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof), Asmeret Ghebremichael (In The Heights), Kelli O'Hara (Pajama Game, Light in the Piazza), Marc Shaiman (Fame Becomes Me, Hairspray Composer), Jason Kravits (Drowsy Chaperone), Stacie Morgain Lewis (Wicked), Greg Reuter (Spamalot), director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Josh Gad (Spelling Bee).

The show is an evening of improv, music, original sketch comedy and backstage anecdotes all to benefit
Wendy Wasserstein's Open Doors Initiative and features musical direction by Dan Lipton, with Sean McDaniel on drums. The show is aided and abetted by People's Improv Theatre Teachers Yang Miller and Ali Farahnakian.

"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."

Asmeret Ghebremichael

John Cariani and Kelli O'Hara

Marc Shaiman

Steve RosenDavid Rossmer and Sarah Saltzberg

Jason Kravits and Stacie Morgain Lewis

Sarah Saltzberg and Jason Kravits

Derrick Baskin and Josh Gad

Trevor Braun

Kelli O'Hara

Greg Reuter

Kelli O'Hara, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Sarah Saltzberg and Jason Kravits

Huey Lewis belts "Power of Love" - Musical Mad Lib Style!

Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis

Huey Lewis

Josh Gad and Kelli O'Hara

Steve Rosen, Huey Lewis, Jay Reiss, Sarah Saltzberg and David Rossmer

John Cariani and Jordan Gelber

Huey Lewis and David Rossmer

Steve Rosen and Josh Gad are timeless to us!

Musical Director, Dan Lipton

Marc Shaiman catches some Zzzzzz's

Steve RosenDavid Rossmer, Jason Kravits,
John Cariani, Kelli O'Hara and Josh Gad

Casey Nicholaw is all smiles!

Huey Lewis and Marc Shaiman

Don't Quit Your Night Job VII - Cast Photo!

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