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'Falsettos' Production Showcases Actors Turned Restaurateurs

Sep 12, 2017

The next two Sundays feature Broadway by way of soup.

Jenny Levison, the founder of the Souper Jenny cafes, is starring in the musical “Falsettos.” Those performances are Sept. 17 and 24 at the Atlanta History Center at 3 p.m.

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The cabaret production will also feature MetroFresh’s owner Mitchell Anderson.

“What a lot of people don’t know is that we were performers in our former lives,” Levison said. “As with many actors, I was always in the restaurant business on the side, and I just realized that I almost loved the hospitality industry as much as I did performing.”

Levison spent much of her acting career on the stage. Anderson said he was very fortunate to not have to work in restaurants during his 20 years of acting. He appeared in the show “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “Party of Five.” He also has the acclaim of being the first person eaten in “Jaws: the Revenge.”

Levison started recruiting her acting friends to perform concert-styled productions to raise money for her nonprofit, the Zadie Project. She launched that initiative in 2016 to help provide food for children and families in need.