Genre: Musical, Other
an MTWorks Benefit production

MAIEUTIC THEATRE WORKS (MTWorks) is pleased to announce their one-night only benefit event, UNDERWORLD: A Night with Broadway's Understudies, hosted by improv comic Law Tarello (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), under the musical direction of Matt Doebler (Wicked). UNDERWORLD will take place on Monday, May 19th (7:30pm) at The D-Lounge (101 East 15th Street, under the Daryl Roth Theatre). The understudies performing include David Garry (Company, Sweeney Todd Tour), Carly Hughes (The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Chelsea Krombach (Wicked), Lindsay Northen (Wicked), Jacqui Polk (Hairspray, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), Heather Spore (Wicked), Andrew Varela (Sunday in the Park with George), Katrina Yaukey (Company, Cabaret) and Catherine Walker (Mary Poppins). Julie Griffith is the event producer. The production features stage direction by Elyzabeth Gorman and Martha Goode is the sound engineer. Artwork created by Lindsay Moore. Tickets are $30.00 (+2 drink minimum) and are now available online at www.theatermania.com or by calling 212-352-3101. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the D-Lounge. For table seating and groups of 8 and over, please contact Julie Griffith at 917-536-5737. You can also visit www.dloungenyc.com for driving/subway information. Support the Arts with Entertainment and a Nightcap; all proceeds from UNDERWORLD go to funding MTWorks Season 08-09, including the production of Johnna Adams' Sans Merci, directed by Cristina Alicea (June 12-29 at The Roy Arias Theatre Center).

About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Works

Started producing thought-provoking new plays in the Fall of 2006 with Folie A Deux: Insanity in Pairs written by founder and Artistic Director David Stallings, directed by founder and former Executive Director Cristina Alicea, produced by founder Antonio Minino. What started as a trio of like-minded artists has grown into a family of over 50 talented MTWorkers dedicated to developing new ground-breaking diverse plays from around the world. MTWorks is dedicated to discovering new plays that challenge our perception of diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). We foster today’s innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period and location by collaborating with exceptional theatre artists to develop their plays through our Living Room Series, Newborn Festival and mainstage productions. www.mtworks.org

Cast: David Garry, Carly Hughes, Chelsea Krombach, Lindsay Northen, Jacqui Polk, Heather Spore, Andrew Varela, Katrina Yaukey, Catherine Walker, Law Tarello-Comedian , Matt Doebler-Director , Martha Goode-Sound
Open:   05/19/08
Close:   05/19/08

One Night Only: May 19, 2008 at 7:30pm.
Theater:   D-Lounge
Address:   101 East 15th Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$30.00 (+2 drink minimum)
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Works         Official Web Site: www.mtworks.org

Shelly Bhalla studied at the University of Maryland and the 2.5 year conservatory at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (NYC). NYC credits/recent roles include: April in Savage in Limbo, Boochie in Den of Thieves, Irene in When We Dead Awaken, Reenie in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, Rosalind in As You Like It and Sherry in Independence, Soledad in Compression of a Casualty and Trisha in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. She was in the pilot Waiters and the film Previous Tenants (which premiered at the Big Apple Film Festival). She recently moved to Los Angeles and continues to work in a number of commercials, industrials, print campaigns, plays, shows and short films.


Elyzabeth Gorman is Artistic Director of Ignited States Production Company, dedicated to smart works that spark debate. World premieres include Caitlin Condy's See Jane Run (Prospect Theatre Co.); Jennifer Lane’s Does Anyone Know Sarah Paisner? (Intravenous Theatre Co.); and Michael Niederman’s To Barcelona! (Ignited States Production Co.), Every Man (’07 Samuel French Festival Winner), and Don’t Drink and F*ck (Crosstown Playwrights). Other favorite productions include Caitlin Condy’s Little Wing (NY Int’l Fringe Festival); Anthony Clarvoe’s The Living (Stone Soup Theater); and an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s Henry IV in Prospect Park, produced by Rebellious Subjects. She is a proud member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and the Artistic Cabinet of Rebel Theater Co.