Host Luisa Lyons chats with Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theatre historian, curator, producer, and Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below in NYC.
Topics include the joy that is Florida Thespians, the importance of theatre on TV, New York City as a musical theatre campus, and going behind the scenes of 54 Below, one NYC’s hottest cabaret venues.
Jennifer Ashley Tepper is the Creative and Programming Director of 54 Below, a position she has held for over a decade. At 54 Below, Tepper has curated or produced over 5000 shows. She is the producer of the musicals Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Love In Hate Nation, projects that are part of a decade-long collaboration with the group known as Joe Iconis & Family. Tepper is the co-creator of the Bistro Award- winning concert series If It Only Even Runs A Minute, celebrating under appreciated musicals, and conceiver and director of The Jonathan Larson Project. She was the historian consultant on the tick, tick... BOOM! movie. As a writer, Tepper has authored four volumes of The Untold Stories of Broadway book series. Her other Broadway credits include [title of show], The Performers, Godspell, Macbeth, and The Parisian Woman.
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