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54 Celebrates the Muppets on July 11th

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by gavry3, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    For one night only on July 11th, 7:00 PM, some very popular broadway stars will be celebrating the Muppets at Feinstein's/54 Below.

    James Monroe Iglehart (Tony Award winner, Aladdin, Memphis)
    Lesli Margherita (Olivier Award winner, Dames At Sea, Matilda the Musical)
    Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Tony Award nominee, Avenue Q, Sesame Street)
    Rick Lyon (Avenue Q, Sesame Street)Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, Smash, First Date)
    The Skivvies (Nick Cearley & Lauren Molina)
    Mara Wilson (Matilda, Welcome to Night Vale, author – Where Am I Now?)
    Max Crumm (Disaster!, The Fantasticks, Grease)
    Emily Padgett (Bright Star, Side Show)
    Brian Gonzales (Aladdin; One Man, Two Guvnors; Shrek the Musical; …Spelling Bee)
    Julia Mattison (Godspell, Ruby Manger, Brooklyn Sound)
    Grace McLean (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812; Brooklynite)
    Molly Pope (Molly Pope Likes Your Status, Found)
    George Salazar (Be More Chill, Here Lies Love, Godspell)
    Noah Forman (The Chris Gethard Show, Improvised Seinfeld)
    Dru Johnston (The Chris Gethard Show, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Broad City)
    and more, including a very special frog!

    Hosted by Griffin Newman (HBO’s Vinyl, Amazon’s The Tick)



  2. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Some videos of the event have serviced. Here are the one's I've seen so far. Jen and Stephanie's voices are beautiful, and Rick's Kermit looks like a dead-ringer for the real one. I love Jen's reaction when two of the singers get a line in Rainbow Connection wrong: , , ,
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  3. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Wow they almost got the original cast of Avenue Q expect John T.
  4. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    So Steve Whitmire was not actually there performing, Kermit? Rick Lyon was?
  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yes, but only because it wasn't the actual Kermit from the Muppets, it was just a replica that Rick made as a tribute to Jim. Rick's own personal puppet.
  6. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    But that replica looked so similar to the original!
  7. Daffyfan4ever

    Daffyfan4ever Well-Known Member

    Well, we shouldn't worry to much, after that issue with Kermit on America's Got Talent and a few other appearances that month in 2009, Disney knows not to pull that again. The performance seems exciting though. I'll have to watch the videos when I get a chance.
  8. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    It's a replica of Kermit that Rick Lyon made to remind himself of Jim.
  9. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bump this thread, but at the encore performance, Stephanie gave a beautiful rendition of Never Before (she should release an album), and in the finale everyone got the lyrics for Rainbow Connection right: ,
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  10. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Here's videos from the third version of the event. Interestingly, this time the audience didn't cheer when Rick brought out his Kermit puppet, because he made it more clear that it's not the real Kermit:
    , , ,
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  11. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    Thread bump: Possibly due to Steve's firing, Rick didn't bring his Kermit puppet to the most recent version of the concert. Instead he brought a Gonzo puppet. Also Stephanie sang a mashup of two Fraggle Rock songs.
  12. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Well-Known Member

    OMG, I had tears in my eyes after Stephanie sang... such a beautiful arrangement!
  13. MuppetSpot

    MuppetSpot Well-Known Member

    Rick Lyon did a pretty good Gonzo I’m sure if something ever happened to Dave, he could do Gonzo
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