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Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala

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The New York Musical Theater Festival honored producer Robyn Goodman at its Fifth Anniversary Season Awards Gala on Sunday, November 2nd at The Hudson Theatre. The winners of The NYMF 2008 Awards for Excellence were also be honored at the gala.

Robyn Goodman produced Avenue Q, In the Heights (Tony Awards for Best Musical), Metamophoses, A Class Act, Steel Magnolias, Barefoot in the Park, High Fidelity on Broadway. Off-Broadway credits include Bat Boy; tick, tick...BOOM!, Our Lady of 121st Street; Red Light Winter and Altar Boyz. Co-founder of Second Stage Theatre, Goodman was its artistic director for 13 years; she is currently artistic consultant to the Roundabout, where she curated Speech and Debate at the Underground Theatre.

Special appearances and performances included a reunion of the original NYMF cast of Altar Boyz (Ryan Duncan, Cheyenne Jackson, David Josefsberg, Andy Karl and Tyler Maynard), as well as Gary Adler (Altar Boyz, Avenue Q), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Robert Lopez (Avenue Q), Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Finding Nemo: The Musical), Kevin McCollum (producer, Avenue Q, In The Heights), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), and the current casts of Altar Boyz, [title of show] and the award-winning NYMF 2008 shows.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrates its fifth year with 24 full productions, a dance series, a developmental series, concerts and special events. Since its inception in 2004, this three-week annual festival has premiered more than 160 new musicals - many of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theaters and on tour in 38 states, and nine countries worldwide. NYMF 2004 hit Altar Boyz has played well over 1,000 performances Off-Broadway and spawned two National Tours; fellow NYMF alum [title of show] recently opened to rave reviews at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway; Nerds is coming to Broadway this Spring; and Off-Broadway audiences will soon see My Vaudeville Man.

Hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF exists to revitalize one of America's greatest art forms by discovering, supporting and promoting new musical theater artists, producers, and projects, and by introducing a diverse audience to the vibrancy of contemporary musical theater. Widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery, NYMF is the flagship program of The National Music Theater Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The 2008 Festival season was presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group and TheaterMania.com, and was supported by amNewYork, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, HX Magazine, Jossip.com, King Displays, Queerty.com, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, Metromix.com, The New York Blade, Next Magazine, Panasonic Astrovision, Tekserve, TheMENEvent, VOGA Italia, and The Zipper Factory. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency

For more information visit www.NYMF.org.

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Isaac Robert Hurwitz (NYMF Executive Director & Producer) and Robyn Goodman (2008 NYMF Gala Honoree)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Altar Boyz original cast; Ryan Duncan, Tyler Maynard, Cheyenne Jackson, David Josefsberg and Andy Karl

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ryan Duncan

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
David Josefsberg

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Andy Karl

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ryan Duncan, Tyler Maynard, Cheyenne Jackson, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, David Josefsberg and Andy Karl

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Sharon Fallon (NYMF Board of Directors Chair) and Isaac Robert Hurwitz

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Andy Karl, Ryan Duncan, Tyler Maynard, Robyn Goodman, Cheyenne Jackson and David Josefsberg

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Charlotte St. Martin and Robyn Goodman

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Choreographer Shea Sullivan

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Harris Doran

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ted Chapin and Robyn Goodman

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Robyn Goodman and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Robyn Goodman and Lonny Price

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Stephen Kocis, Robyn Goodman, Jessica White and Josh Fielder

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"Love Jerry's" J.T. Arbogast, Megan Gogerty and Harris Doran

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ken Davenport and Robyn Goodman

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Jodie Langel ("I Come For Love")

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Bernard Dotson

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Josh Strickland ("Plat It Cool")

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robyn Goodman and Robert Lopez

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Jennifer Williams and Matt Williams ("Ward 9")

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Susan Blackwell, Robyn Goodman and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Anna Louizos and Robyn Goodman

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Sarah Paulson, Robyn Goodman and Anna Louizos

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Sarah Paulson and Todd Haimes (Roundabout Theatre's Artisic Direcdtor)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody and Jeffrey Seller

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"title of show" cast Larry Pressgrove, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"title of show" cast Larry Pressgrove, Susan Blackwell, Robyn Goodman, Hunter Bell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"title of show" cast Larry Pressgrove, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell, Robyn Goodman, Kevin McCollum, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Isaac Robert Hurwitz and Sarah Paulson

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Kevin McCollum, Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Larry Pressgrove, Eve Rybnick (NYMF Operations Associate) and Eric Louie (NYMF Senior Associate Producer)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Dina Merrill and Ted Hartley

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ken Roberson and Stephanie D'Abruzzo

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Jeremy Schonfeld

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Shonn Wiley and Karen Murphy

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Felicia Needleman ("The Jerusalem Syndrome") and Laurence Holzman ("The Jerusalem Syndrome")

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Kate Wetherhead ("Wood") and Harris Doran ("Love Jerry")

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Lorin Latarro ("The Jerusalem Syndrome"), Bruce Sabath ("The Jerusalem Syndrome") and Felicia Ricci ("The Jerusalem Syndrome")

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"Play It Cool" Josh Strickland and Sally Mayes

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Sally Mayes and Josh Strickland

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Adam Riegler (upcoming Shrek)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Adam Riegler and Ryan Duncan (upcoming Shrek)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Idaho! Creative Team: Richard Winkler, Sharon Carr, Janet Pailet and Matt Lenz

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Richard Winkler, Daniel Frank Kelley, Sharon Carr, Holly Holcomb Janet Pailet, Matt Lenz and Beth Curry

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Roy Miller and Jodie Langel

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
"Bonnie and Clyde A Folk Tale" Hunter Foster

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Avenue Q; Christy Carlson Romano, Howie Michael Smith, Ann Sanders, Minglie Chen, Carla
Retna, Jennifer Barnhart and Jonathan Root

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Altar Boyz current cast; Travis Nesbitt, Neil Haskell, Michael Kadin Craig, Ravi Roth and Mauricio Perez

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Heidi Blickenstaff and Tyler Maynard

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Michael Berresse, Susan Blackwell, Hunter Bell, Cheyenne Jackson, Larry Pressgrove, Heidi Blickenstaff, Tyler Maynard and Jeff Bowen

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Ryan Miller and Marissa Kamin

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Shane Marshall Brown and Jason Maschi

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Goodman at 5th Anniv. Gala
Bed Bugs cast; Brian Charles Rooney, Ryan Bogner, Celina Carvajal, Fred Sauter, Paul Leschen and Bobby Mrozek

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