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It’s Broadway’s Understudies Time to Shine

It’s Broadway’s Understudies Time to Shine

On January 15th at 7 PM, The Musicals Tonight! series at The Green Room 42 will continue its  salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway understudies, standbys, covers, and swings, with the latest edition of At This Performance….

Hosted by the series’ producing artistic director and casting director Stephen DeAngelis, current Broadway understudies showcase their versatility and share anecdotes about their experiences.

Performers scheduled for January 15 are Yassmin Alers (understudy for the roles of Gloria Fajardo and Consuelo in Broadway’s On Your Feet!), Colby Dezelick (understudy for the role of Chris in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon), and Alex Gibson (understudy for the role of Squidward Q. Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical).

Also performing will be Jessica Hendy (understudy for Grizabella and Jennyanydots in the recent Broadway revival of Cats); Matt Leisy (standby for Beadle Bamford, Anthony Hope and Tobias Ragg in the Off-Broadway revival of Sweeney Todd); Jesse J.P. Johnson (understudy for Eugene Krabs in SpongBob SquarePants); Kristen Faith Oei (understudy for Comrade Chin in the Broadway revival of M. Butterfly); and Kimberly-Ann Truong (understudy for Ellen and Gigi in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon).

Musical director/accompanist for the evening will be Eugene Gwozdz.

At This Performance…debuted in October 2003 and, as of this performance, will have showcased the talents of 900 standbys, understudies, and alternates who have covered more than 4,000 roles in nearly 500 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.

The Green Room 42 is located inside the Yotel at 42nd Street and Tenth Avenue in Manhattan. Tickets, which cost $25–$50 (no drink/food minimum) can be ordered at, or by calling (646) 449-7792, or at the box office on the evening of performance.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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