Every now and then I get asked to perform at events around the city. I love getting to sing, and challenge myself with new material. However, no concert has impressed me more than the one I did last Monday. IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE, is a tribute to under-appreciated musicals, and is a Musical Theatre lover's heaven!Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy follow through with such amazing research and humor. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I never want to miss another one, and neither should you!!
I was privileged to sing a song called, SMASHING NEW YORK TIMES from, A BROADWAY MUSICAL. Look up the show folks, it closed opening night!! They gave me the honor of opening the show. It would be an honor to return! Check out the press release below to see the amazing talent that I witnessed following my performance! And make sure to follow @runsaminute on twitter!
If It Only Even Runs a Minute 11, With Loni Ackerman, Brandon Victor Dixon, André De Shields and More, Held April 22
By Michael Gioia 22 Apr 2013
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The 11th edition of the Bistro Award-winning series If It Only Even Runs a Minute is held April 22 at (le) Poisson Rouge. This edition features a cast reunion of the entire original cast of Maltby & Shire's Starting Here, Starting Now: Loni Ackerman, George Lee Andrews and Margery Cohen.
If It Only Even Runs a Minute 11, which begins at 9:30 PM, features rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales and photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around.
Ackerman, Andrews and Cohen will share stories about creating Starting Here, Starting Now and sing numbers that they originated in 1977.
Also scheduled to perform are Kacie Sheik (Hair, February House), Cale Krise (The Book Of Mormon, Fat Camp), Daniel Everidge (Grease, Fat Camp), Bret Shuford (The Little Mermaid, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Bertilla Baker (Titanic, Asylum), Marlene Danielle (Cats, West Side Story), André De Shields (The Wiz, The Full Monty), Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown, The Scottsboro Boys), Jake Epstein (American Idiot, Spider-Man), Scott Fagan (writer of Soon), Danielle Gimbal (Pool Boy, The Fix), Leah Hocking (Billy Elliot, All Shook Up), Christopher Ketner (The Sound of Music), Kelvin Moon Loh (American Idiot, Here Lies Love), Brynn O'Malley (Annie, Sunday in the Park with George), Michon Peacock (Chicago, Georgy), Monet Julia Sabel (6 The Musical), Amanda Michelle Savan (Fancy Nancy, Cruel Shoes), Ryan Speakman (Camelot, Oliver), Larry Spivack (Metamorphosis, Triumph of Love), Taylor Trensch (Matilda, Bare), Renee Claire Bergeron (A Man Of No Importance, Whistle Down The Wind), and Freida Williams (Starmites, Jesus Christ Superstar), among others.
Advertisement According to press notes, "The show features performances, as well as stories, from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows."
If It Only Even Runs a Minute 11 features songs from and stories about A Broadway Musical, Georgy, Greenwich Village USA, Haarlem Nocturne, La Strada, The Last Resorts, Rockabye Hamlet, The Scottsboro Boys, Soon and Starting Here, Starting Now.
If It Only Even Runs A Minute is created and produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy. Caleb Hoyer is the musical director.
(le) Poisson Rouge is located at 158 Bleecker Street. Tickets are $15 plus a two-item minimum. For tickets, visit lePoissonRouge.com. For more information, visit IfItOnlyEvenRunsAMinute.com.