Photo Coverage: Broadway Sings Waterwell Benefit

The acclaimed theatre ensemble Waterwell presented its second annual Waterwell Cabaret Benefit, which took place on Monday, March 5, 2007 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street).

The performance was hosted by Waterwell ensemble members Hanna Cheek, Rodney Gardiner and Kevin Townley and featured performances by Waterwell ensemble member Nicole Parker (recently seen on Broadway in Fame Becomes Me and a regular on the long-running comedy series "MadTV") as well as Broadway vets such as Heath Calvert (Good Vibrations), Sarah Hyland (Grey Gardens), Nancy Opel (Tony nominee for Urinetown), and Elizabeth Stanley (Company).

Although the evening was a success, a fire at Joe's Pub unfortunately caused the benefit to end early. No one was injured.

"Founded in 2001 in Bloomington, Indiana, Waterwell relocated t0 New York City in 2002. The company devises fresh new productions or 'drops' - that blend everything from original live music to incisive social commentary and interaction with the audience. The most recent Waterwell drop was the critically acclaimed Marco Millions (based on lies), which played the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row in August of 2006," according to press materials. The Waterwell ensemble includes Happy Anderson, Hanna Cheek, Lauren Cregor, Rodney Gardiner, Brian McMullen, Arian Moayed, Joe Morse, Nicole Parker, Elizabeth Payne, Tom Ridgely and Kevin Townley.

For more information, visit www.waterwell.org.


Stephen Scarpulla (Gypsy), Sarah Hyland (Grey Gardens, Shrek), MJ Geier and Nicoli Bracato


Krissy Shields and Derek Zasky (William Morris)


Doug Cheek, Jean de Segonzac ("Law and Order" director), Anne Mollegen Smith (Waterwell Board Member), Basia Hellwig and Bruce Campbell


Beth Saunders and Ali Reza (Homebody/Kabul, Peoples Improv Theater)


Derek Zasky, Fred Hashagen, Meg Hammer, David Kalodner and Hilary Oleon (William Morris Agency)


Arian Moayed, Edie Robb (Station 3), Lakey Wolff (CESD) and Maura Maloney (CESD)


Nicole Parker ("MadTV," Fame Becomes Me), Jamie Tiplisky, Tom Ridgely (Waterwell Ensemble Member)


Hanna Cheek and Rodney Gardiner


Eric Price and Tom Ridgely


George Pinney and Nicole Parker


Adam Feldman (Time Out NY)


Ali Reza and Reed Birney


Stephen Karam (writer of Colombinus) and Arian Moayed


Bruce Campbell, David Kener (American Place Theater) and Basia Hellwig


Jennifer Barnette, Chris Snock, Jessica McVea and Gwen Brownson (American Place Theater Staff and Members)


Elizabeth Payne (Waterwell Ensemble Member and Costume Designer)


(Top Row) Stephen Scarpulla (Gypsy), Sarah Hyland (Grey Gardens, Shrek), Hanna Cheek, Nicole Parker and Rodney Gardiner; (Bottom Row); Elizabeth Stanley (Company), Nancy Opel (Urinetown), Reed Birney and Kevin Townley (Waterwell Ensemble Member)


Nancy Opel


Nicole Parker


Hanna Cheek


Rodney Gardiner


Reed Birney


Heath Calvert (Good Vibrations)


Elizabeth Stanley


Kevin Townley

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Carlos Gustavo Monroy Carlos Gustavo Monroy, originally born in Cartago, Colombia, came to New York at age 18. He studied at the International Center of Photography, and worked in the travel industry for about 10 years. He was a staff photographer for Genre Magazine for almost three years, and is now a freelance portrait artist, shooting models for Subzero Modeling Agency. His photos have appeared in HX, the New York Press, the New York Blade, and more of his work can be seen at www.monroyphotographs.com.