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In Conversation With Krysta Rodriguez

In Conversation With Krysta Rodriguez

Krysta Rodriguez makes her long-awaited Feinstein’s/54 Below solo debut! Join us as Krysta presents a brand new concert exploring career highlights from her time in Broadway shows including Spring AwakeningFirst DateThe Addams FamilyIn the HeightsA Chorus Line and Good Vibrations. There will also be other favorite songs and surprises, in this evening accompanied by music director Ben Rauhala.

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Special guests for this engagement will be Krysta’s “Smash” co-star Andy Mientus (Spring AwakeningLes Misérables), Jelani Alladin (Frozen), who will star opposite Krysta as the title character in the upcoming Public Works presentation of Hercules, and Megan McGinnis (Come From AwayLes MisérablesBeauty and the Beast).

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T2c had a chance to talk with this hard working talent.

Rodriguez is set to star as Megara in the the Public Works presentation of Hercules, the upcoming musical adaptation of the Disney animated film at the Public Theater’s Delacorte Theater in Central Park this summer. She was most recently seen playing Anita at the National Symphony production of West Side Story at The Kennedy Center and was seen starring in Theresa Rebeck’s newest play What We’re Up Against Off-Broadway opposite Skyler Astin. On television, Rodriguez is best known from her scene-stealing turn on the second season of NBC’s “Smash” as fan-favorite Ana Vargas. Rodriguez was a standout in the Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line, in which the Hollywood Reporter singled her out as the “Broadway pro whose delivery is so powerful she easily fills the cavernous Bowl, leading the cast to a cathartic crescendo.” Other television credits include the NBC series “Trial & Error” opposite John Lithgow and recurring roles on “Quantico,” “Younger,” “Chasing Life,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Married,” and “Gossip Girl.”

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Krysta Rodriguez: Feinstein’s/54 Below, 234 West 54th St. September 10 – 14 at 7pm.


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, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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