Photo Coverage: GAYFEST NYC Launch Party

April 21
1:30 PM 2007

GAYFEST NYC, a festival of new gay-themed plays and musicals, runs May 9-June 2, 2007 in NYC. This year's Main Stage selections, from over 175 submissions worldwide, are Revolution written and directed by Michael D. Jackson, Competing Narratives by A.B. Asher, directed by Margarett Perry, and A Kiss from Alexander, book and lyrics by Stephan DeGhelder, music by Brad Simmons, directed and choreographed by DJ Salisbury, co-produced with Dennis Grimaldi Productions. Two additional plays will be presented as staged readings:  Edward the King by David Hopes, directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne and The Casserole Brigade by David John Ford, directed by Martin Casella. GAYFEST NYC provides scholarships for graduates of Harvey Milk High School in Manhattan. Festival Passports and Individual tickets are available at or by calling 212-351-3101.  Visit

B (Reigning Empress of New York) and Gefil Tefish (The 2X Empress) of

Amy Levin, Martin Casella (Playwright/Director) and Judy Bowman (Casting Director)

Bruce Robert Harris, Michael Hotopp (Set Designer for GayFest NYC) and Jack W. Batman

Steven Ernst, Bruce Robert Harris and Jamie deRoy

Jack W. Batman and Sidney J. Burgoyne

Charles Abbott, Dennis Grimaldi and Stephen DeGhelder

Bruce Robert Harris, Charles Abbott, Dennis Grimaldi and Jack W. Batman

Brad Simmons, composer of A Kiss From Alexander

Maggie Graham and Corey Boardman

Maggie Graham and Corey Boardman 

Maggie Graham and Corey Boardman

Maggie Graham and Corey Boardman

Brad Simmons, composer of A Kiss From Alexander

Bruce Robert Harris, Jack W. Batman, Victor Rose, Valene Pizarro, Jodyann J. Morgan and Aggy Wong

Dan Rossi (Principal, Harvey Milk High School), Gefil Tefish and B

Gefil Tefish and B

Joshua S. Bocian, David Hilder and Philip Gerson

Gefil Tefish, Dan Rossi and B

Gefil Tefish, Jack W. Batman, Bruce Robert Harris and B

Todd Michaels, Alex Malyshed and Russ Theriot

Bruce Robert Harris, Dan Rossi and Jack W. Batman

Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman

Corey Boardman and Maggie Graham

Igor Sanna and Craig Ramsay

Bruce Robert Harris, Clif De Raita, Bruce Michael and Andy Sich

Chester Fultz and Michelle Rodriguez

Kristin Wheeler, Jack W. Batman and Robert A. Sherrill

Andy Sich, Bob Ost and Marvin Kahan

John Connolly, Martin Casella and Joshua Bocian

Sidney J. Burgoyne and Martin Casella

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.



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