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DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB
The Critically Acclaimed Comedy Variety Show
Where Broadway and Improv Meet… and Make Out

Thursday, June 26th at 11:30 PM
The Zipper Factory (336 W 37th St/9th Ave)
call 212-352-3101 or go to thezipperfactory.com
for $20 tix - no drink min

DON'T QUIT celebrates its 2nd anniversary with a special blowout show!

This month, co-creators STEVE ROSEN, DAVID ROSSMER, SARAH SALTZBERG and DAN LIPTON are joined by...

DERRICK BASKIN (The Little Mermaid)

ASHLEY BROWN (Mary Poppins)

Tony nominee JOHN ELLISON CONLEE (Pig Farm, The Full Monty)

TARA COPELAND (30 Rock, Gravid Water)

LEA DeLARIA (The Rocky Horror Show)

ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI (Sunday in the Park with George)

ASMERET GHEBREMICHAEL (Legally Blonde)

JASON KRAVITS (The Drowsy Chaperone)

ASHLEY MORRIS (Die Mommie Die!)

MAURICE MURPHY (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

Tony nominee KELLI O'HARA (South Pacific, The Pajama Game)

Tony winning music director TED SPERLING (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific)

...with DAMIEN BASSMAN on drums, YOU on audience,
and a SUPERAWESOME CORNUCOPIA of 2nd ANNIVERSARY BLOWOUT SHOW SURPRISES!

(cast subject to change, but always subject to awesome)

DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB is where Broadway goes to let its hair down. The late night happening of improv, music, sketches and stories was created by its stars: industry mainstays STEVE ROSEN (Monty Python's Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention), DAVID ROSSMER (Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic), SARAH SALTZBERG (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and music director DAN LIPTON (Paris Commune, The Coast of Utopia).

DON'T QUIT benefits Open Doors, the Theatre Development Fund's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students, started in 1998 by TDF with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Its goal is to explore the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth. The program matches distinguished theatre and dance professionals with students who have no prior exposure to theatre for an entire school year. Mentors accompany students to performances on and off Broadway, introducing them to the artists who create and perform NYC theatre.

DQYNJ is proud to have raised over $20,000 for Open Doors since June 2006.
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23 May 2008 @ 03:24 pm
Thursday, May 29th at 11:30 PM
The Zipper Factory (336 W 37th St/9th Ave)
call 212-352-3101 or go to thezipperfactory.com for $20 tix - no drink min

This month, co-creators
STEVE ROSEN, DAVID ROSSMER, SARAH SALTZBERG and DAN LIPTON
are joined by...

DERRICK BASKIN (The Little Mermaid)

MATT CAVENAUGH (A Catered Affair)

MAX CRUMM (Grease)

LEA DeLARIA (The Rocky Horror Show)

WILL ERAT (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels)

Tony nominated choreographer CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI (South Pacific)

CHRISTINA GAUSAS (Gravid Water, The Colbert Report)

JEFF HILLER (Awesome '80s Prom)

JULIA MURNEY (Saved, Wicked)

MAURICE MURPHY (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

LAURA OSNES (Grease)

Emmy and Tony winner DAVID HYDE PIERCE (Curtains)

...with DAMIEN BASSMAN on drums, YOU on audience, and MORE!!!


Also, the DQ website is up, go check it out guys!! Videos, pictures, lots of new stuff!!

http://www.dontquitnyc.com/
 
 
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19 April 2008 @ 09:38 am
STEVE ROSEN (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Farnsworth Invention)
DAVID ROSSMER (Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic)
SARAH SALTZBERG (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
and DAN LIPTON (The Coast of Utopia)

present:
DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB
Thursday, April 24th at 11:30 PM
The Zipper Factory (336 W 37th St/9th Ave)
Tickets: $20.00

With Special Guests
DERRICK BASKIN (The Little Mermaid), ANDREA BURNS (In The Heights)
Tony nominee JOHN ELLISON CONLEE (The Full Monty, Pig Farm)
GIBSON FRAZIER (God’s Ear), child actor NOAH GALVIN (Les Misérables)
CHRISTINA GAUSAS (Gravid Water, The Colbert Report)
ASMERET GHEBREMICHAEL (Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot)
Tony nominee JONATHAN GROFF (Spring Awakening)
JASON KRAVITS (The Drowsy Chaperone), VASTHY MOMPOINT (Mary Poppins)
MAURICE MURPHY (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)
Tony winner JULIE WHITE (From Up Here, The Little Dog Laughed)
AND MORE!!


DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB, the critically
acclaimed comedy variety show featuring a revolving cast of Broadway’s brightest performing without a net, welcomes the Spring at their monthly home The Zipper Factory (336 West 37th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Thursday, April 24 at 11:30pm. Tickets are $20.00 and proceeds go to benefit Wendy Wasserstein’s TDF/Open Doors program.

DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB is where Broadway goes to let its hair down. The late night happening of improv, music, sketches and stories was created by its stars: industry mainstays Steve Rosen (The Farnsworth Invention, Monty Python’s Spamalot), David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof, Titanic), Sarah Saltzberg (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and music director Dan Lipton (The Coast of Utopia).

Guests on April 24 will include last year’s Tony winner for Best Actress in a Play, Julie White, along with Tony-nominated Spring Awakening star Jonathan Groff. The show will also welcome Andrea Burns from the hit Broadway musical In The Heights and Tony nominee John Ellison Conlee.

Open Doors is the Theatre Development Fund's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students, and was started in 1998 by TDF with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Its goal is to explore the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth.

Visit DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB on MySpace at myspace.com/dontquityournightjob.

Tickets for DON’T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB are $20.00 and are available now by calling Ovation Tix at 212-352-3101, or online at www.thezipperfactory.com.

For pre-show dinner reservations at The Zipper Factory Tavern, please call 212-695-4600. View the menu online at www.thezipperfactory.com.
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18 March 2008 @ 02:48 pm
So the one month I manage to get info early, I'm missing people...and I'm missing major people!

Here's the (relatively) final cast for the March edition of Don't Quit!

RANDY AARON (Dame Edna), DERRICK BASKIN (The Little Mermaid), Tony winner NORBERT LEO BUTZ (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Tony winner SUTTON FOSTER (Young Frankenstein, Shrek), JORDAN GELBER (2000 Years, Avenue Q), ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI (Les Miz, Sunday…George), ASMERET GHEBREMICHAEL (Legally Blonde), RICK HOLMES (Spamalot), Tony winner ANDREA MARTIN (Young Frankenstein, SCTV), CHARLIE POLLOCK (Urinetown), SANDY RUSTIN (I Love You…Change), Tony Award Nominee CHRISTOPHER SIEBER (Spamalot, Shrek), ALICIA WITT (Law and Order, CI), GEORGE WENDT (Hairspray, TV’s Cheers) and more!

Okay, I might just be freaking out a little.
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16 March 2008 @ 12:07 pm
We have a cast list for the March edition of Don't Quit! (Tentative, as usual...especially since there's been no official announcement yet. Shh!)

Special guests include Rick Holmes (Spamalot), Sandy Rustin (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!), Jordan Gelber (Avenue Q), Charlie Pollack (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change!), Christopher Sieber (Spamalot), Alicia Witt (Law & Order: CI), Norm Lewis (The Little Mermaid), Sutton Foster (Young Frankenstein), Andrea Martin (Young Frankenstein), and Marc Kudisch (The Apple Tree). Starring Steve Rosen (The Farnsworth Invention), David Rossmer (Fiddler On The Roof), Sarah Saltzberg (Junie B. Jones), Dan Lipton, and Damien Bassman.

I'm excited for this cast! See everyone there!!

(Upcoming at dqynj - a new layout, new graphics, and [hopefully] more!)
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15 February 2008 @ 11:58 pm
Lots and lots and lots of pictures courtesy of BroadwayWorld!Collapse )


And two videos courtesy of your moderator!Collapse )

...more to come, I'm sure!
 
 
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DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB continues their monthly residency at the ZIPPER THEATER in New York City with their Valentine's Day show on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 14th @ 11:30pm. This month, creators STEVE ROSEN, DAVID ROSSMER, SARAH SALTZBERG and DAN LIPTON are joined by a slew of guests from Broadway and beyond: CHRISTIAN ANDERSON (Avenue Q, High Fidelity)... DERRICK BASKIN (The Little Mermaid)... child actor NICOLE BOCCI (Mary Poppins)... TARA COPELAND (30 Rock, Chicago City Limits)... JARED GERTNER (Spelling Bee)... ASMERET GHEBREMICHAEL (Legally Blonde)... JASON KRAVITS (The Drowsy Chaperone)... Grammy winner and Oscar nominee MICHAEL McKEAN (The Homecoming, Spinal Tap)... ASHLEY MORRIS (Die Mommie Die!)... MAURICE MURPHY (Spelling Bee), Tony winner SARA RAMIREZ (Grey's Anatomy, Spamalot)... JIMMI SIMPSON (The Farnsworth Invention)... plus musical guests DAVID JOSEFSBERG (The Wedding Singer) and JEFF GURNER (The Lion King) AND MORE!! With DAMIEN BASSMAN (Next to Normal) on the drums and YOU on audience! Sketch comedy, music, improvisation, special segments and oh so much more will ensue... Cast subject to change but always subject to awesome.

I think that last line/subject line needs to be printed on some official Don't Quit t-shirts. :)

(Thanks to vivalawench for this, because someone is being slow again...and clearly, I'm blind to have missed it.)
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01 February 2008 @ 09:14 am
A very, very special congratulations to DQYNJ regular Lisa Jolley and her husband on the birth of their little boy, George!

Just think...in a few years, we might have a new regular on the Don't Quit stage!!
 
 
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24 January 2008 @ 06:03 pm
Hey!  
So boredom has led to these... Photobucket 2 more...Collapse )
 
 
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18 January 2008 @ 09:28 pm
This month's thanks go out to BroadwayWorld's Peter James Zielinski!

( Fake cut - again - to the pictures! )

...it was a fantastically funny show!!

Next show is Valentine's night!
 
 
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