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Photo Coverage: 'Don't Quit Your Night Job' with Foster, But

Don't Quit Your Night Job, the critically acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway's brightest performing without a net, welcomed the Spring at their monthly home - The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) - on Thursday, March 27 at 11:30PM.

Don't Quit Your Night Job is where Broadway goes to let its hair down.  The late night happening of improv, music, sketches and stories was created by its stars: industry mainstays Steve Rosen (The Farnsworth Invention, Spamalot), David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic), Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and music director Dan Lipton (The Coast of Utopia).

Special guests that evening included Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Norbert Leo Butz and Andrea Martin. Also performing were Spamalot's Christopher Sieber, "Law and Order, C.I." star Alicia Witt, Howard McGillin of The Phantom of the Opera and "Cheers" star George Wendt, among others.

Proceeds benefit Open Doors is the Theatre Development Fund's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students, and was started in 1998 by TDF with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Its goal is to explore the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth.  For more information on "Don't Quit Your Night Job," visit www.thezipperfactory.com.

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


David Rossmer and Sarah Saltzberg (right) stumble upon the latest Broadway sensation: Sunday In The Park....


...with George Wendt!


A jubilant Sarah Saltzberg announces she's engaged


Sarah Saltzberg and the Phantom, Howard McGillin


Sarah Saltzberg and Howard McGillin


Jordan Gelber, Sandy Rustin, David Rossmer and Rick Holmes (on-stage) are instructed by Steve Rosen (far-right)


Jordan Gelber as Cinderella... Kabuki-style


Sandy Rustin details a Western Cinderella story


Rick Holmes as a film-noire narrator


Jordan Gelber sweeps his Kabuki broom


Steve Rosen


Norbert Leo Butz


Norbert Leo Butz (left) faces a panel of press-reporters, Steve Rosen, Charlie Pollock and Jordan Gelber


Norbert Leo Butz slowly discovers that he is Santa Claus, starring in the musical Cats


Norbert Leo Butz


Christopher Sieber's dreams of being on "Law & Order" come true thanks to Alicia Witt


Alicia Witt cautiously advises that Christopher Sieber should tone it down just a little...


Alicia Witt and Christopher Sieber


Christopher Sieber (right) encounters Howard McGillin


Howard McGillin, having never appeared on an episode of "Law & Order," seeks his vengeace upon Christopher Sieber


Sarah Saltzberg


Rick Holmes and Sarah Saltzberg


Andrea Martin and Sutton Foster are stupified when David Rossmer (center) gives them details of their up-coming task...


Andrea Martin poses for the cover of National Geographic


Andrea Martin poses for National Geographic


Andrea Martin lip syncs to Fiddler on the Roof


Andrea Martin lip syncs to Fiddler on the Roof


Sutton Foster poses for the cover of Sports Illustrated


Sutton Foster poses for the cover of Sports Illustrated


Sutton Foster accepts the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Velociraptor


Sutton Foster as a velociraptor


Sutton Foster lip syncs to Annie


Sutton Foster lip syncs to Annie


A rejoicing Sutton Foster and Andrea Martin


Sutton Foster and Andrea Martin


David Rossmer turns into Hyde despite never seeing Jekyll & Hyde


David Rossmer, Charlie Pollock, and Sarah Saltzberg


Steve Rosen and David Rossmer, hosts on NY2


Rick Holmes, Charlie Pollock and Sarah Saltzberg reenact a scene from the musical I Can See


Charlie Pollock not only has his sight back... but discovers he is bisexual!


Rick Holmes, Charlie Pollock and Sarah Saltzberg rejoice "in the light!"


Charlie Pollock (as Brian d'Arcy James) with Sandy Rustin and Jordan Gelber reenact a scene from the play, My Eyebrows


Sarah Saltzberg and Sandy Rustin reluctantly let Charlie Pollock (as Brian d'Arcy James) join Jordan Gelber and Rick Holmes in Eyebrow Land


Sandy Rustin, Jordan Gelber and Rick Holmes reenact a scene from the musical, The Jew and The Demon


Sandy Rustin (right) gives Jordan Gelber an injection of kosher-heroin


The Kosher Heroin Dance


Alexander Gemignani sings "Bring Him Home" (Les Miserables) Musical Mad Libs style!


Alexander Gemignani


And then the kicker... Alexander Gemignani sings a lyric so bad, we can't publish it here!


Andrea Martin


The Broadway Symphony


Christopher Sieber (second from left, front-row) hilariously belts the final notes of "Defying Gravity"


The Broadway Symphony


The cast bows as Sarah Saltzberg is killed by Howard McGillin


Hannah Waddingham (Spamalot)


Alicia Witt ("Law & Order")


Alicia Witt


Christopher Sieber (Spamalot) and Alicia Witt


Sandy Rustin (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change)


Derrick Baskin (The Little Mermaid), Randy Aaron, and Asmeret Ghebremichael (Legally Blonde)


George Wendt (Hairspray)


Alicia Witt and George Wendt


Tony Award-winner Norbert Leo Butz


Jordan Gelber (Two Thousand Years) and Alicia Witt


The Cast of Don't Quit Your Night Job - March 27, 2008!



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