I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been
June 28, 2021
Everyone has dreams that they fear will pass them by. For actors, those come in the shape and form of roles—whether they’ve outgrown that child-star turn, or are the soprano never being considered for the baritone lead. No matter who you are, everyone has a song in their heart that they’ll likely never get to see come to fruition center stage, with a crowd, and in lights.
I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been — is more than just a chance for an audience to bear witness to actors’ dreams manifesting. Our world and community have been viscerally reminded that life is precious, and that theatre has the possibility to do extraordinary things—it can heal, educate, celebrate, and amplify. As we welcome you back to Feinstein’s/54 Below, I Wish is also about including wishes for a welcoming, imaginative, equitable, and celebratory vision and revision of the stage!
Join us for a night of celebration, as you see and hear your favorite performers in ways you’d never imagine.
Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, The King and I)
Mason Alexander Park (Netflix’s “Cowboy Bebop,” Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud, Disney’s The Lion King)
Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Sondheim on Sondheim)
Alexandra Silber (Master Class, Fiddler on The Roof)
Hosted and Conceived by Alexandra Silber
Musical Direction by Drew Wutke
Produced by Jen Sandler
Please note that all artists and acts are subject to change at any time.