Broadway's Jed Resnick Comes Home for a Special Holiday

With Theatre's Shut Down, MSTDA Alum Jed Resnick Returns to "Heroic" Effort At Maintaining Community

Updated 5 weeks ago
Full cast on stage for finale, "The Ghosts Among Us."
Full cast on stage for finale, "The Ghosts Among Us."
Photo: Irina Hage, Irina Island Images

"It’s been a treat to take part in the MSTDA’s bold effort to stage a Covid-safe, socially-distanced, and masked production! In these isolating times, they’ve done a heroic job trying to maintain a sense of community, especially for a great group of kids."

Inspired Alumni Returns To His Roots

That's how Jed Resnick describes coming home to Roosevelt Island and Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance, taking a role in Jonathan Fadner's new musical The Ghosts Among Us

Tickets for streaming Ghosts, which opens Friday, are on sale now.

"I grew up on Roosevelt Island," Resnick told The Daily. "My parents, Terri Dancik and Jack Resnick, were among the first residents involved in the community shows and early supporters of MST and Nancy and Worth Howe."

Dancik still lives on Roosevelt Island, serving on MSTDA's board, and Dr. Resnick has long been a pillar of the community.

But Jed points to his brother Seth as his inspiration.

"I watched my older brother Seth do shows, and knew I wanted to join. I started doing shows in 1993, and performed in a dozen productions after that."

After MSTDA, A Successful Professional Career

"In non-pandemic times, I worked consistently as an actor on and off-Broadway, including a long run in Avenue Q, Rent, and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Fairview," Jed says.

"During the Pandemic with theaters closed, I’ve had to adjust my professional work. Since I can’t perform live on stage professionally right now, I’ve been doing some online productions and readings, as well as writing and directing some virtual events for organizations like Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS."

And that left him time to steer his professional run straight through this town and his role as the "Ghost of William," but you'll have to see the show to figure out who William is and why his ghost is haunting Roosevelt Island.

The Ghosts Among Us premieres on Friday, December 11th. Audiences are restricted by COVID-19, you and your family and friends can watch from the safety and security of your homes. Get your tickets here.

 

 

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