Photo Coverage: Damn Yankees All Star Concert

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Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director of Amas Musical Theatre, honored Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and Tony-Award winner Leslie Uggams at their 3rd Annual Blast from the Past Gala Benefit on Monday, November 14th at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. The evening also honored JP Morgan Chase and featurde an all-star concert presentation of Damn Yankees set in the Negro Leagues.

Damn Yankees starred Stephanie Pope Caffey as Lola, Darius de Haas as Young Joe Hardy with Alton F. White as the devilish Mr. Applegate), Ira Hawkins as the Coach, Ken Prymus as Older Joe, Vivian Reed as his wife Meg, Tina Fabrique as Sister and Deven May as Mr. Welch. The concert presentation of Damn Yankees was directed and choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj with music direction by Charles Creath.

The Amas Blast from the Past Benefit is an annual event held to raise funds in support of Amas Musical Theatre's ongoing theatre and arts education programs.

Photos by Kerry Long

 


Honoree Leslie Uggams, Amas Musical Theatre Artistic Director Donna Trinkoff and Yankees General Manager (and honoree) Brian Cashman


Donna Trinkoff and Producer Eric Krebs



Ken Prymus and Vivian Reed in "Six Months Out of Every Year"


Ken Prymus sings "Goodbye Old Girl"


Ira Hawkins (as Coach Van Buren) and his players have "Heart"


Alton F. White and Ira Hawkins


Ira Hawkins (Coach Van Buren) and Deven May (Mr. Welch) strike a deal


Alton F. White and Stephanie Pope Caffey in "A Little Brains, A Little Talent"


Alton F. White and Stephanie Pope Caffey in "A Little Brains, A Little Talent"


Alton F. White and Stephanie Pope Caffey in "A Little Brains, A Little Talent"


Darius de Haas and Vivian Reed in "A Man Doesn't Know"


The persuasive Stephanie Pope Caffey


A compromising position for Joe Hardy!


And yet another one!


Stephanie Pope Caffey gets "Whatever Lola Wants" from Darius de Haas


Ira Hawkins and Deven May


Eric Anthony (standing, as Rocky) thought about "The Game"


"Near to You" with Darius de Haas and Vivian Reed


Stephanie Pope Caffey and Darius de Haas sing "Two Lost Souls"


"A Man Doesn't Know (Reprise)" with Ken Prymus and Vivian Reed


Danielle and Leslie Uggams


Leslie Uggams


Richard Adler


Stephanie Pope Caffey


Victoria Lang


Maurice Hines


Alton White


Brian Cashman


Darius de Haas


Darius de Haas


Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj

 

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Kerry Long Kerry Long has been photographing live theatre in New York and Connecticut for the past eight years. Currently, she runs her own photography business, specializing in portraits, events, sports and theatre photography. In her "spare" time, she and her fiance direct a group of terrific young actors at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. Kerry is a graduate of Barnard College. See http://www.kerrylong.com for more information!


 
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