Groff, Lansbury, Martin, Peters, et al. Perform at Broadway's Back
The 25-minute event began with a clever, strike-related monologue delivered by Bob Martin as "Man in Chair," the character he originated in The Drowsy Chaperone (which continues to run at the Marquis). He then introduced special guest Bernadette Peters, who sang some of the original lyrics of "There's No Business Like Show Business," before being joined by Cheyenne Jackson, Jonathan Groff, Laura Bell Bundy, and Howie Michael Smith.
After the conclusion of that song, Martin briefly interviewed George Wendt, who recently took over the role of Edna Turnblad in Hairspray, Michael Longoria, who is now playing Frankie Valli full-time in Jersey Boys, and Sean Mahon, one of the stars of The Seafarer. That segment was followed by a "surprise" visit by Bob Saget, who is currently playing "Man in Chair" in Chaperone.