Photo Coverage: NAMT Showcase and Reception

It took us a month, but BroadwayWorld is proud to present photos from The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT)'s 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which was held at New World Stages (340 West 50th St. between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9.

Among the stars participating in NAMT were Kerry Butler, Darius de Haas, Gregg Edelman, Dee Hoty, Marc Kudisch, Brian D'Arcy James, Douglas Sills, Amy Spanger, Mary Testa and Lillias White.  The eight festival shows included Dangerous Beauty, Emma, Jerry Christmas, Julian Po, One Step Forward, Piece, Sunfish and Vanities, as well as the Songwriter Showcase, which featured work by up-and-coming musical theatre writers, as well as performances by such stars as Colin Hanlon, Eden Espinosa, Christopher Fitzgerald and Marya GrandyJayson Raitt produced the 2006 Festival of New Musicals.

Since 1989, NAMT's Festival of New Musicals has introduced theatre producers to more than 175 musicals and 300 writers. More than three-fourths of these shows have had further development, tours and licensing agreements, leading to thousands of subsequent productions. Past festival highlights have included The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Songs for a New World and more.

Visit www.namt.org for more information.

Showcase:

 
Celso Gonzalez-Falla, Jamie DeRoy, Sondra Gilman, John Breckenridge, and Kathy Evans


Rebecca Luker and Richard Kind


Richard Kind, Scott Logsdon and Steve Marzullo


Scott Logsdon and Steve Marzullo


Performance of "How Hard Should a Girl Be Hard to Get" from Joyce Jackson's Guide To Dating; at left, Catherine Brunell and at center, Olivia Oguma


Michael Ruby and Adam Gwon


Jenna Leigh Green and Adam Jacobs


Rebecca Luker, Richard Kind and Fabian Obispo


Melody Butiu


Carla Rose Arnone, Brian Hargrove and Barbara Anselmi


Anthony Barnao, Eleanor Albano and Ron Abel


Anthony Barnao, Eleanor Albano and Ron Abel


Marya Grandy


Robert Maddock, Joe Iconis and Reza Jacobs


Jeremy Kushnier, Liz Callaway and Reza Jacobs


Jeremy Kushnier and Liz Callaway


Rebecca Luker, Richard Kind, Jennfer Maloney and David Austin


Colin Hanlon


Colin Hanlon


Sally Mayes and Johnny Rodgers


Brian Hill and Neil Bartram


Rebecca Luker and Richard Kind


Christopher Fitzgerald


David Howard and Bret Simmons


Eden Espinosa


Eden Espinosa


Rebecca Luker and Richard Kind


Michael Milton, Janie Barnett and Margaret Dorn


Jenny Burton, Janeece Freeman and more perform "Standin' Tall" from Faraway Bayou


Jenny Burton, Janeece Freeman and performers


Reception:


Minako Naito and Kumiko Yoshii


Kumiko Yoshii and Keith Hurd


Tara Smith, Denyce Milson and Scott Alan


Carla Rose Arnone and Tara Smith


Jamie DeRoy and Carla Rose Arnone


John Breckenridge and Kathy Evans


Marty Bell, Lou Spisto, Neil Bartram, Brian Hill, Timothy French, and Leslie Arden


Scott Logsdon and Steve Marzullo


Michael Cooper, Robert Maddock, Hey Jung, Joe Iconis, and Reza Jacobs


Carla Rose Arnone, Keith Hurd, Brian Hargrove, and Barbara Anselmi


Joe Iconis, Robert Maddock, Reza Jacobs, and Marty Bell


Anthony Barnao, Eleanor Albano, and Ron Abel


Scott Logsdon, Brian Hill, Jayson Raitt, and Neil Bartram


Roy Miller, David A. Austin, Jennifer Maloney, and Colin Hanlon


Roy Miller, Michael Robertson, Kathy Evans, and Michael Price


Elisabeth Schneider, Sam Carner, Jana Robbins, and Michael Price


Bret Simmons, Jayson Raitt, and David Howard


Colin Hanlon and Andy Seņor Jr.


Anastasia Barzee and Richard Kind


Tracy Aron, Andrew Asnes, Anastasia Barzee, Richard Kind, and Stefany Bergson


Tommy Scallen and Cheryl L. Davis


Richard Kind, Kathy Evans, and Jayson Raitt


Keith Hurd and Kathy Evans


Paul Gordon and Lianne Marie Dobbs


Andrew Asnes, Anastasia Barzee, and Jayson Raitt


Jayson Raitt and Sue Frost


Kent Nicholson, Henry Fonte, and Michael Wolk


Lori Bales, Leonard A. Anderson, M. Seth Reines, and Jamibeth Margolis


Eva Price, Seth Goldstein, and Kris Stewart


Kent Nicholson and Reza Jacobs


Keith Hurd, Merrill Grant, Jayson Raitt, Tiffani Gavin, and Michael Weiner


Merrill Grant, Lori Bales, Ron Dwenger, and Luther Creek


Jeremy Desmon and Jim Roberts


Michael Robertson and Geoff Cohen

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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 (heartgallerynyc.org) 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 www.benstrothmann.com for more info.