Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story.
If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by Feinstein’s/54 Below Creative and Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon‘s Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Jeremy Robin Lyons, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations.
The 17th edition of the concert will feature performances from Buck White, Cleavage, Dark Rosaleen, The Glorious Ones, Gone Missing, Hallelujah, Baby!, Hazel Flagg, Rex, Taboo, The Thing Of It Is, People Like Us, and more to be announced.
Previous editions of Runs A Minute have played at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Caroline’s on Broadway, The Laurie Beechman Theatre, Joe’s Pub and Le Poisson Rouge. So far, the series has included over 300 performers and over 175 featured musicals, as well as many songs that have never before been recorded. For more information, check out: http://IfItOnlyEvenRunsAMinute.com
Featuring performances by:
Sarah Uriarte Berry (Taboo, Light in the Piazza, Next to Normal)
Alex Brightman (Tony nominee for School of Rock, Assassins)
Penny Fuller (Tony nominee for Applause and The Dinner Party)
Devin Ilaw (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables)
Taylor Iman Jones (Groundhog Day)
Blaine Krauss (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812)
Kevin Michael Murphy (The Book of Mormon)
Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Smash)
Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater)
Jay Rogers (Once Upon A Mattress, When Pigs Fly)
Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, I Am Anne Hutchinson/ I Am Harvey Milk)
Jason SweetTooth Williams (Benny & Joon, Freaky Friday, Bloodsong of Love)
and more to be announced!
Musical theatre know-it-alls will not want to miss this!
Time Out New York
An artistically compelling series… displays the blood, guts, sweat and tears that go into making Broadway shows.
AM New York
Sarah Uriarte Berry
Taylor Iman Jones
Kevin Michael Murphy
Jason SweetTooth Williams