Created and hosted by writer/performers STEVE ROSEN, DAVID ROSSMER, SARAH SALTZBERG and music director DAN LIPTON, the late night happening where Broadway goes to let its hair down.
Every single DON'T QUIT show boasts a different cast of Broadway luminaries, throwing themselves into improv, sketches, games, stunts and surprises. Hundreds of amazing talents from all aspects of show business have appeared on DON'T QUIT, raising money for TDF's Open Doors Program for high school students.
Over the years, DON'T QUIT has welcomed an astounding array of entertainers: Sting, Josh Radnor, Huey Lewis, Hank Azaria, Julianna Margulies, Michael McKean, Marc Shaiman, Alicia Witt, Anthony Rapp, Sara Ramirez, George Wendt, Bebe Neuwirth, David Hyde Pierce, Julie White, Patrick Wilson, Andrea Martin, Marc Summers, Kelli O’Hara, Brian d’Arcy James, Martha Plimpton, Marvin Hamlisch and Roger Rees are just a few of the many guests who have appeared on the show.
David Rossmer, Sarah Saltzberg, Dan Lipton and Steve Rosen
photo by Monique Carboni
DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB began as a one-off benefit at Joe's Pub, which grew into ten sellout months. That was followed by a commercial production off-Broadway and then a long run at the Zipper Factory. It then played at the Julia Miles Theatre and Le Poisson Rouge, and most recently at 54 Below.
Open Doors is the Theatre Development Fund's theatre arts mentoring program for high school students, started in 1998 by TDF with playwright Wendy Wasserstein. Its goal is to explore the relevance of theatre in the lives of today's youth. The program matches distinguished theatre and dance professionals with students who have no prior exposure to theatre for an entire school year. Mentors accompany students to performances on and off Broadway, introducing them to the artists who create and perform NYC theatre. DON'T QUIT is proud to have raised over $50,000 for Open Doors.