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.

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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


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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