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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

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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