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Photo Coverage: Matt Doyle, Betsy Wolfe, et al. in York Theatre Company's NEO 8

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York Theatre Company presented the 8th Annual NEO 8 (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") on Monday, May 21, at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The event celebrated songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals.

NEO 8 included songs by the following new musical theatre writers: Andrew Gerle, Jenny Giering, Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair, Marisa Michelson, and Ryan Scott Oliver.

Performers included Whitney Bashor (The Fantasticks), Ben Crawford (Shrek, The Musical) Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening), Jake Kitchin, Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist), Catherine Porter, Margo Seibert (Cinderella), and Betsy Wolfe (Ragtime). The evening will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with music direction by Matt Castle (York's Enter Laughing, The Musical), David Gardos and Michael Borth. Program mentors making special appearances include Adam Guettel (Light in the Piazza), Tom Jones (The Fantasticks), Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof), and Maury Yeston (Grand Hotel).

Check out the performers and night's attendees in the photos below, and for more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org


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Hosts-Adam Guettel and Andy Hammerstein


Adam Guettel


Andy Hammerstein


James Morgan


Theresa McCarthy


Jenny Giering


Ben Crawford and Whitney Bashor


Whitney Bashor


Jake Kitchin and Joe Kinosian


Jake Kitchin


Jill Abramovitz


Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair


Marisa Michelson


Margot Siebert


Andrew Gerle


Soara-Joye Ross


Soara-Joye Ross


Catherine Porter


Tom Jones


Andrew Gerle and Betsy Wolfe


Betsy Wolfe


Ryan Scott Oliver


Matt Doyle


Matt Doyle


Ben Crawford, Hayley Anna Norris and Devin Lewis


Ben Crawford


Pace Musical Theatre Ensemble-Claire Charland, Tony Clements, Julia Franklin, Kerri George, Kelsey Lake, Devin Lewis, Chris Nolan, Hayley Anna Norris, Katy Rea, Michael Ryan, Nick Sanza


Pace Musical Theatre Ensemble-Claire Charland, Tony Clements, Julia Franklin, Kerri George, Kelsey Lake, Devin Lewis, Chris Nolan, Hayley Anna Norris, Katy Rea, Michael Ryan, Nick Sanza


Jenny Giering and Sean Berry


Elliott Ames, Quinn Lemley and Robert Goldberg


Soara-Joye Ross


Soara-Joye Ross


Adam Guetell and Haley Bond


Jake Odmark and Patrick Cragin


Nancy Ford


Lois Catanzaro (Lighting Designer)


Jill Abramovitz, Ryan Scott Oliver, Matt Boyle and Matthew Murphy


Lily Fan and Ted Sperling


Andrew Gerle and Joe Zellnik


Catherine Porter, Andrew Gerle and Betsy Wolfe


Caroline Jureller and Sharon Jureller


Hannah Roth, Marissa Michelson and Sarah Feldman


Andrew Levine (Director Of Development) and Jeanine Levine


Bob Wachs and Tess Wachs


Lynne Lane, James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director) and Elisa Stein


W. David McCoy (Board of Directors Chairman)


Lynne Lane, Andrew Gerle and Elisa Stein


Tess Wachs, Bob Wachs, Geoff Cohen (Managing Director) and Lily Fan


Julia Patterson, Joe Kinosian and Molly Grose


Robert Goldberg and Jim Kierstead


David, Joe Zelnick, and Andrew Gerle


Ryan Scott Oliver with his students Pace Musical Theatre Ensemble-Claire Charland, Tony Clements, Julia Franklin, Kerri George, Kelsey Lake, Devin Lewis, Chris Nolan, Hayley Anna Norris, Katy Rea, Michael Ryan, Nick Sanza

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