Photo Coverage Exclusive: Don't Quit Your Night Job 8!

February 6
7:48 PM 2007

On February 3rd at Joe's Pub, Steve Rosen (recently seen in 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 eighth 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. 

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."

 


John Carrafa and Jessica-Snow Wilson


Derrick Baskin and John Carrafa


Marc Kudisch


Steve Rosen


Rick Holmes, Jordan Gelber, Gibson Frasier and Lisa Jolley


Asmeret Ghebremichael, Jennifer Frankel, Kristie Kerwin and Greg Reuter


Warming up before the show!


Jordan Gelber


Marc Kudisch, Gibson Frasier, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Barrett Foa, Sarah
Saltzberg, Steve Rosen, Jenn Colella, Jordan Gelber and Lisa Jolley


Celia Keenan-Bolger and Jessica-Snow Wilson


Paul Scott Goodman rehearses with Dan Lipton


Jenn Colella, David Rossmer and Gibson Frasier

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