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Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA

Hosted by Lesli Margherita (Matilda), the late night #SOBLESSED Live! at 54 Below on February 7th featured performances by Adam Kaplan (Newsies), Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots), Michael James Scott (Something Rotten), Megan Sikora (Like a Million Broadway Shows), Mo Brady (The Addams Family), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Kinky Boots), with special guest appearance by Julia Murney as Jeremy Jordan and musical direction by Drew Wutke. Scroll down for photos!

#SOBLESSED Live! is a review style staging of Annoying Actor Friend's best selling book, #SOBLESSED: the Annoying Actor Friend's Guide to Werking in Show Business, where performers recount their experiences from college to Broadway to unemployment, and everything in-between.

The evening benefited Broadway Cares/Equty Fights AIDS.

Photo Credit: Sarah Marie Jenkins (www.facebook.com/sarahjenkinsphoto)

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli Margherita (Matilda) opens the show with musical director, Drew Wutke

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli Margherita explains how the evening will run, and the one rule: DRINK.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Joey Taranto (Kinky Boots) explains when he first new he was "soblessed" (wanted to be an actor) and sings 'I'm the Greatest Star.'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
During 'I'm the Greatest Star,' Joey Taranto reenacts how he used to pretend he had long hair when he was a child.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Adam Kaplan (Newsies) sings his fairly inappropriate college audition song from when he was seventeen, 'It's Hard to Speak My Heart' from Parade.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Michael James Scott (Aladdin) recounts understudying Ben Vereen in Fosse on the road by singing 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Megan Sikora shares stories from understudying in The Nance, Promises, Promises, Dracula, and Wicked.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
After explaining that she had to go on for Galinda in Wicked after a night of drinking, only to discover while up in the bubble she was still drunk, Megan Sikora reenacts her booze-brave rendition of 'Popular.'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli Margherita can't handle Megan Sikora's drunk 'Popular.'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Neither can the audience.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Mo Brady (The Addams Family) gets 'pulled' up from running the projections to cover for a sick Wesley Taylor, whom he understudied on Broadway.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Mo Brady, understudying for Wesley Taylor, sings 'Pulled' from The Addams Family.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Representing unemployment, Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) sings 'Nothing Compares 2U' in homage to 2011, when she was gainfully employed.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Ellyn Marie Marsh recounts when her survival job was at Ellen's Star Dust Diner, by singing 'C'mon Everybody,' complete with original karaoke track. She also bussed the tables during it.

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli Margherita

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli interviews Julia Murney as Jeremy Jordan. Questions included, 'What is your favorite cookie at Schmackary's?' 'How did you get your Equity card?' 'Discuss being naked in the bathtub during Bonnie & Clyde,' and 'How did you propose to Ashley Spencer?'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Julia Murney brings down the house with 'They Just Keep Moving the Line.'

Photo Flash: Lesli Margherita Hosts #SOBLESSED LIVE! to Support BC/EFA
Lesli Margherita, Joey Taranto, Mo Brady, Drew Wutke, Adam Kaplan, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Julia Murney and Megan Sikora


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