Chandler Corley-Essex to headline improv musical ‘On The Spot’ on July 11
On The Spot, the now 7-year-old improvisational musical comedy show, is turning Monday nights into an institution at the Broadway Comedy Club, and this month is teaming up with Chandler Corley Essex (Swan Lake Rock Opera) to create a night of a theater like no other.
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In their usual format, On The Spot casts multiple singers to perform songs that inspire the show’s improv cast (who hear the tracks for the first time on the night) to create the book of a musical. On this occasion, Mrs. Corley-Essex will be the sole singer of this performance. With each song she sings, the performers will have to, without prior preparation, string together a coherent show… on the spot.
On The Spot has in the past featured guest vocalists such as Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Matt DeAngelis (Waitress), Ashley North (Kinky Boots) and Jelani Remy (Ain’t Too Proud). They received unanimous critical acclaim, even going so far as to be dubbed “NYC’s Funniest Improv Show”, by Popdust.
Chandler Corley-Essex is an actor and singer whose credits include The Importance of Being Earnestly LGBTQ+. This isn’t his first On The Spot appearance, having started performing with them in 2021. His turn as a soloist is highly anticipated by the cast and production team.
“Chandler quickly became a new favorite when we reopened after the pandemic,” enthused On The Spot producer Nathan Armstrong, “She’s good at what she does, and the crowds love her, it was an absolute no-brainer to give him his own headlining Show.”
The show, which will take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 11 at the Broadway Comedy Club, will feature members of On The Spot’s rotating improv cast. They will include Thomas Burns Scully (Broad City), Jillian Vitko (Synesthesia The Musical at the Edinburgh Fringe), John Xavier Miller (Black Guys Matter) and Alison Wien (Drunk Shakespeare). Musical accompaniment will be provided by Oliver Glynn. Technical direction and stage calls will be done by Nathan Armstrong. On The Spot is produced by Nathan Armstrong and Patrick Reidy.
The Broadway Comedy Club is located at 53rd and 8th in Manhattan, with subway access from Columbus Circle, 57th-7th and 50th-8th.