THE COLOR PURPLE'S Antoine L. Smith to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its tenth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Broadway Veteran Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday, September 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm).

The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected "up and comers" at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street.

Performers and audience will be treated to an up close view of artists newest works, make invaluable connections and support our local communities. Signed show posters will be raffled and a donation will be made for CAT Youth Theatre who provide FREE theatre programming to inner city teens.


Broadway artists performing include: Paige Davis (BOEING-BOEING, CHICAGO & Emmy nominated host of Trading Spaces); Travis Ward-Osborne (HOLIDAY INN, ALADDIN); Jessica McRoberts (SPIDER-MAN; TURN OFF THE DARK, NINE, FOLLIES); Lisa Datz (THE FULL MONTY, TITANTIC); Larry Merritt (PIPPIN, original, ON THE TOWN, APPLAUSE, DEAR WORLD, GOLDEN RAINBOW, NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP, NO STRINGS); Amy Dolan-Fletcher (42ND STREET, GREASE) and Antoine L. Smith - host (THE COLOR PURPLE, MEMPHIS). Accompaniment by Brad Ross.

Producer: Tamlyn Brooke Orlando (42nd STREET, Dame Edna). Associate Producer: Malini Singh McDonald. Stage Manager: Will Maitland Weiss.

Selected Singers: Michelle Mazza Cippoletti, Rachel Pierce, Laura Chetti, Sabrina Chevlin, MacKenzie Wrap, Jacob Shilling, Annabelle Wachtel, Jillian Slade, Nicholas Sattinger, Anna Fosselman, Nawaf Yoordin, Michael Morano, Kate Semmens, Jazzy Sinkov, and Eugene Steficek.

The fun continues as selected fans & friends take the mic to sing for NYC Casting Director Robin Carus who will be crowning two participants the "future of Broadway." To find out how you can sing in a BAC event, email

TICKETS on sale now. $20 cover (plus $20 food & beverage minimum per person). For more information visit

The Broadway Artists Connection is a nonprofit that brings together Broadway & aspiring artists to perform, connect and share their talents for the greater good. BAC events have featured over 80 Broadway Artists, over 50 aspiring artists and have raised thousands of dollars for charities improving our communities through the arts.

Laurie Beechman Theatre, "home of some of the hottest Broadway & Cabaret performers for over 30 years" is located in the heart of the Theater District. This 100-seat supper club is committed to serving high-quality entertainment in an unpretentious setting where both theater-goers and theater stars feel at home.

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