3rd annual broadway purim shpiel

What fun I had last night. Right after our last show I got ready as fast as I could and rode in style in Daniel Reichard’s private car to the Hudson Theatre to perform in the Third Annual Broadway Purim Shpiel. It was hosted, directed and musically directed by the fabulous Seth Rudetsky. He knows everyone and everything about Broadway,and hosts so many benefits, used to write for the Rosie O’Donnel show, has a book out “The Q Guide to Broadway”, has played piano in so many bway shows (including Grease, Les Miz w/me) and is a deejay on Sirius Satellite Radio…check his site out at www.sethsbroadwaychatterbox.com

Anyway both the first show and the 2nd at the JCC (Jewish Cultural Center) were fundraisers for the Jewish Community and he basically took the story of Queen Esther from the Old testament…and told it using bway songs to jazz it up and allow laughter. The line up of talent was great. Daniel Reichard, Tituss Burgess , Constantine Maroulis, Christine Pedi, Anika Larsen, Jose Llana, Paul Castree, Marya Grandy, Drew Geraci..and our song “I’m A Woman” Nina Hennessey, Kate Pazakis and Jaclyn Huberman…and many more.
Constantine Maroulis, Nina Hennessey, Kate Pazakis and myself

Tituss Burgess and Jennifer Naimo

Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Naimo and Daniel Reichard

Seth kept it rolling along and it was so much fun to sing again…Seth said we need to get you singing more too much acting. In fact when he introduced me he would ask how many of you have seen Jersey Boys? (thunderous applause) well she plays Frankie Valli’s wife..you know the drinking, smoking, swearing tough one…” how funny…here’s a photo of me with Constantine and 2 of the girls in our number, Nina Hennessey and Kate Pazakis..Tonite we got free tickets to see the Pirate Queen…I’ll let you know …

Photos of Tituss Burgess, Jennifer Naimo, and Daniel Reichard courtesy of Michael Findling. For more photos from Broadway Purim Shpiel 2007, please visit Findling Fotos.

4 Comments so far

  1. Stacey on March 5th, 2007

    Hey Jennifer,

    Sounds like you all had a fabulous time last night. Loved the way you said Seth introduced you,……funny. Enjoy the Pirate Queen tonight. I’ll talk to you later.


  2. Hilary on March 5th, 2007

    I know… we never get to hear you sing, minus those what 8 bars in “My Eyes Adored You”? Keep doing the benefits so I can hear you sometime! And Seth is a riot… I love his chatterbox. Let us know about Pirate Queen… I need to decide what to see next week still!

  3. jennifernaimo on March 6th, 2007

    Hi Hilary
    Yes he is hilarious..I loved Stephanie..her voice so inspiring and blessed.. thanks for the message..xo jennifer

  4. jennifernaimo on March 6th, 2007

    Hi Stacey
    Yes it was fun and Pirate Queen was fun ..and the lead girl amazing…xo Jennifer