Understudies from Hardbody, Starcatcher, Cinderella, Newsies, Chaplin and More Will Stand in the Spotlight
By Andrew Gans
Musicals Tonight! will continue its ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates with its next edition of At This Performance April 7 at The Lion Theatre.
Hosted by series producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis, the evening will feature musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. Show time is 7 PM.
Performers who will sing and share anecdotes about their experiences include 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 the musical), 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: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson).
Tickets are $25 each and are available through Telecharge (212) 239-6200 or at the Box Office of The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street).
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