Jennifer Ashley Tepper may have grown up in a small town in Florida, but she has without a doubt made New York and its Broadway community her home. As the current Director of Programming at 54 Below, Broadway’s supper club, Tepper works around the clock scheduling and producing the large variety of performances that appear there every night, as well as working on her upcoming book The Untold Stories of Broadway: Volume 2. Tepper’s work as a producer and musical theatre historian keeps Broadway’s past alive in the minds of New York’s contemporary theatre-goers. Stage Door Connections caught up with her to learn more about Tepper’s path to Broadway, her upcoming book, and her favorite things about 54 Below.
Have you come to NYC this summer to study acting or dance? Or perhaps you're a performer feeling "stuck" in the city while your friends go off to work summer stock jobs? Either way, it. is. summer. Specifically, it's summer in THE city! The city is bursting with things to do, and you don't have to break the bank to seize the day. We challenge you to turn New York City into your oyster and take advantage of the multitude of events to satisfy all areas of your creativity. Here are our top picks:
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