Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1944 at Town Hall
Broadway Musicals of 1944, was presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker), on Monday, May 11th. Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series is known for great signing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. The cast celebrated after the concert at Broadway favorite, Tony's DiNapoli restaurant (147 West 43rd Street at Broadway).
BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there to take in the special night of song and dance!
Broadway Musicals of 1944 featured William Michals (South Pacific), Sarah Jane McMahon (opera star who most recently sung with Placido Domingo), Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Kendrick Jones (Stairway to Paradise) and Melinda Sullivan (High School Musical), among other Broadway stars.
This edition of the critically acclaimed series includes such famous shows as On the Town, Follow the Girls, Song of Norway, Bloomer Girl, Mexican Hayride and more.
Built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates. Over the decades, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis have graced the stage. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spector, Brian Adams, Aimee Mann and Dawn Upshaw. For over a decade, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include The Century of Change, Not Just Jazz, Broadway by the Year® and The Broadway Cabaret Festival.
Scott Siegel has created three acclaimed and popular series for The Town Hall: Broadway By The Year®, now in its ninth season, the Broadway Cabaret Festival and the Broadway Summer Festival. Mr. Siegel also conceived and produces both Broadway Unplugged and The Nightlife Awards at The Town Hall. Scott and his wife, Barbara, are authors (47 books, including The Encyclopedia of Hollywood) and critics ("The Siegel Column" and "The Two of Clubs" on Talkin' Broadway).
The Running Order of the Performance:
New York, New Your -Company (On The Town)
Lucky To be Me-William Michals (One The Town) UNPLUGGED
It Was Nice Knowing Your-Shannon Lewis (Jackpot)
I Wanna Get Married-Kate Baldwin (Follow The Girls)
Right As The Rain-Sarah Jane McMahon (Blommer Girl)
Twelve O'Clock And All Is Well-William Michals (Follow The Girls) UNPLUGGED
Wandrin'-Stephen DeRosa (Sing Out, Sweet Land) UNPLUGGED
Is It The Girl (Or Is It The Gown)?-Stephen DeRosa (Seven Lively Arts)
I Can Cook Too-Kate Baldwin (On The Town)
Lonely Town-Tony Yazbeck (On The Town)
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye-Kate Baldwin (Seven Lively Arts)
I Love Your-Sarah Jane McMahon (Song Of Norway) UNPLUGGED
Some Other Time-Company (On The Town)
Broadway By The Year® is supported by Bank of America and the Edythe Kenner Foundation.
Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Scott Siegel, Creator, writer and the host for the evening, starts the show
Jeffry Denman-Director and Choreographer of the show
Stacia Teele and William Michals