Great performers relive their terrible performances in this second annual benefit for The Performing Arts Project, held at 54 Below on Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.
Hunter Bell ([title of show], Grinch) and Susan Blackwell ([title of show], “Side by Side by Susan Blackwell”) host Let Me Try That Again: Take 2 on Sunday, November 2nd at 54 Below. The evening includes presentations by Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (No Man’s Land, Waiting for Godot, The Coast of Utopia), Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed…), Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Nice Work, South Pacific), Ben Platt (The Book of Mormon, “Pitch Perfect”), Steve Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Reasons to be Pretty, “Rescue Me”), Krysta Rodriguez (First Date, The Addams Family, “Smash”), and more to be announced. Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Big Fish, The Addams Family) will serve as the music director.
At the end of the evening, the audience will vote on the star performer who most redeemed themselves through their efforts that night. Bell and Blackwell (pictured above holding their Redemption Belt high) were the winners of the event last year, which Pasquale developed with his peers in mind.
“This benefit is to remind us all that we all have failed. And failed miserably; in my case in particular,” says Pasquale. “But it’s also to remind us about persistence, and focus, and moving forward. And about recognizing how important it is to not take ourselves too seriously. It will be a crazy fun night.”
Let Me Try That Again: Take 2 is a benefit for The Performing Arts Project: a not-for-profit organization that provides vibrant theatrical training to a generation of young performers. The Performing Arts Project offers dynamic and constantly evolving annual programming, the cornerstone of which is a three-week summer intensive during the month of July. Funds raised during this benefit will go directly towards scholarships and student programming costs.