Tuesday, June 8 - 8:00PM EST
Join Jennifer Ashley Tepper, author of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series, on a virtual adventure through the secret history of our beloved Broadway theaters. On June 8, go behind the scenes and discover the secrets of the Jacobs Theatre, formerly the Royale. Did you know that this theater hosted the "longest running poker game on Broadway" when the original cast of Grease welcomed folks from other Broadway houses to play a hand in the basement---sometimes even in between cues? From Julie Andrews' Broadway debut to Terrence McNally's first original play on Broadway... from fascinating underappreciated musicals like The Human Comedy to thrilling hits like Once... from important new work like Anna in the Tropics to important revivals like A Raisin in the Sun, explore the Jacobs Theatre on Broadway through stories and photos, like you never have before.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, recent projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. She is the Creative and Programming Director at Feinstein's/54 Below, where she has curated or produced over 3000 shows. Tepper's three volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series have been called an "inspiring Must-Read" by NBC New York and occupied the #1 spot on Amazon.com's Best Sellers List in Broadway & Musicals. The fourth volume will be released in March of 2021. On Broadway, Tepper has worked on [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman. She is the conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project, historian consultant on the upcoming tick, tick… BOOM! movie and co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute. Tepper recently received a 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. She was named one of the 10 professionals on Backstage Magazine's "1st Annual Broadway Future Power List", which stated: "Proving herself both a zeitgeist predictor and theatrical historian with her eclectic programming, Tepper is leading the conversation on contemporary musical theatre." Follow her @jenashtep
THIS IS A LIVE EVENT AND WON’T BE RECORDED FOR REPLAY, JUST LIKE A LIVE SHOW. Brief segments may be recorded for marketing purposes only. If you are invited “on stage”, you, your likeness, and/or your comments may be used in upcoming advertising for Playbill Experiences on Playbill.com and affiliated social media channels.