Musicals Tonight! to Feature Understudies From Jersey Boys, Newsies, Cinderella, and More Broadway and Off-Broadway Favorites
Musicals Tonight! will pay homage to the unsung heroes of New York theater in its next edition of At This Performance.
Now in its 10th season, the nonprofit theater company Musicals Tonight! will host its next concert on April 7 at the Lion Theatre. This will be the second in a series of three spring concerts entitled At This Performance. The concerts, where performers both sing and tell stories of their experiences, pay homage to the standbys and understudies of Broadway and off-Broadway theater. The first was held on March 18 and the third is scheduled for April 22.
The roster for the April 7 performance includes: Caitlyn Caughell (understudy for the roles of Katherine, Medda Larkin, and Hannah in Newsies), John Michael Dias (alternate for the role of Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), Janine DiVita (understudy for the roles of Edwin Drood/Miss Alice Nutting and Rosa Bud/Miss Deirdre Peregrine in The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Isaiah Johnson (understudy for the roles of Alf, Lord Astor, and Slank in Peter and the Starcatcher), Ethan Khusidman (understudy for the roles of Young Charlie Chaplin/Jackie Coogan in Chaplin), Janet Krupin (standby for the roles of Kelli Mangrum and Heather Stovall in Hands on a Hardbody), Justin Gregory Lopez (understudy for the role of Matt in Bare), Happy McPartlin (standby for the roles of Janis Curtis, Virginia Drew, Cindy Barnes, and Norma Valverde in Hands on a Hardbody), Alessa Neeck (understudy for the roles of Ella/Cinderella, Fox, Raccoon, and Lady of Ridicule in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Isabel Santiago (understudy for the role of Lupe in Giant), Bart Shatto (standby for the roles of Don Curtis/Dr. Stokes, Frank Nugent, Mike Ferris, Benny Perkins, and JD Drew in Hands on a Hardbody), Brendon Stimson (understudy for the role of Jack Kelly in Newsies) and Billie Wildrick (understudy for the role of Aimee Semple McPherson in Scandalous). With musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz, the evening will be hosted by the series' producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis.