Join Jennifer Ashley Tepper on June 8 on a live virtual adventure through the secret history of Broadway theaters. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, Playbill Experiences offers a special exploration of the Bernard B. Jacobs theater, which currently houses the revival of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth Company, which is expected to resume performances on December 20.
Formerly called the Royale, did you know this theater hosted the longest-running game of poker on Broadway when the original cast of Fat welcomed people from other Broadway houses to play a helping hand in the basement, sometimes even between signals? Explore the Jacobs Theater on Broadway through stories and photos like you’ve never done before, including Julie Andrews’ Broadway debut, Terrence McNally’s original first Broadway play, musicals like The Human Comedy and Once and play like Anna in the tropics and A raisin in the sun.
Dress Circle Publishing published Tepper’s The Untold Stories of Broadway, Book 4, in March, the last of the series of the famous historian and producer. The books tell the stories of all the Broadway theaters. The latest edition includes the beloved Imperial, Jacobs, Studio 54, Minskoff, Friedman and Golden Theaters homes, as well as the five Broadway theaters that were destroyed in 1982, changing the course of New York City history. .
Watch Telly Leung and Paul Gemignani read The Untold Stories of Broadway, Book 4
Tepper is also a producer of musicals Be cooler, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love in the hateful nation, recent projects that are part of a ten-year collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. She is the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein’s / 54 Below, where she has organized or produced over 3,000 shows. On Broadway, Tepper worked on [title of show], The interpreters, Divine spell, Macbeth, and The Parisian. She is the designer and director of The Jonathan Larson Project, consulting historian on the upcoming tick, tick… BOOM! movie.
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