Photo Flash: Sting, Josh Radnor & More Take Part in Starry DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB at 54 Below!
Don't Quit Your Night Job, the longest-running variety show featuring Broadway Stars since The Ziegfeld Follies, awakened from hibernation just in time to present the Don't Quit Your Night Job Holiday Spectacular! at 54 Below last night. Check out photos below!
Special guests included 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting (The Last Ship), Josh Radnor (Disgraced, "How I Met Your Mother"), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart(Aladdin), Derrick Baskin (Piece of My Heart), Alex Brightman(Matilda), Jenn Colella, (If/Then), Erin Davie (Side Show),Dion Flynn (Obama on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"), Asmeret Ghebremichael (The Book of Mormon),Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking, Lords of the Playground),Maurice Murphy(Motown), Emily Padgett (Side Show), Alysha Umphresss (On The Town), Kate Wetherhead(Submissions Only, The Other Josh Cohen), and more, joining creatorsSteve Rosen, Sarah Saltzberg, andmusic director Dan Lipton, with a visit from creator David Rossmer.
Proceeds benefit the Theatre Development Fund's Open Doors program, the theatre arts mentoring program for high school students.
Don't Quit Your Night Job began in 2006 as a one-off benefit, which grew into ten sellout months. That was followed by a commercial production off-Broadway in 2007 and then a long run at the Zipper Factory, playing to oversold houses monthly, through the venue's closing in early 2009. It then played at the Julia Miles Theatre and Le Poisson Rouge before landing at its current venue, 54 Below, in 2013. Over the years, Don't Quit Your Night Job has welcomed an astounding array of entertainers: Huey Lewis, Hank Azaria, Julianna Margulies, Michael McKean, Marc Shaiman, Alicia Witt, Anthony Rapp, Sara Ramirez, George Wendt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Julie White,Patrick Wilson, Andrea Martin, Marc Summers, Kelli O'Hara and Mo Rocca are just a few of the many guests who have appeared on the show.
Photos by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 54 Below
Sting and Josh Radnor
Cast of "Don't Quit Your Night Job"