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Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'

Bernadette Peters, Gregory Jbara, Cheyenne Jackson, Matt Cavenaugh, Constantine Maroulis and Linda Eder were among the participants of the third annual New York Times 'Great Children's Read.' The day-long event was a free celebration of reading featuring live entertainment for children and families, presented by Target. A list of New York's top-20 "Favorite Stories to Read-Aloud" was specially selected this year by children's librarians from the three public library systems of New York City: Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library and Queens Library. Celebrities from film, TV and Broadway read the 20 books on the list.

The event was held on Sunday, Oct. 4th, 10 a.m - 5 p.m., at Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street. BroadwayWorld.com's cameras were there for the fun and important event!

The "Favorite Stories to Read-Aloud" for young readers ages three to eight, were read by the hot young star of Broadway's "West Side Story," Matt Cavenaugh; Miss New York USA 2009, Tracey Chang; former professional baseball player and broadcaster Roberto Clemente, Jr.; "The Electric Company" actor Dominic Colon; Broadway star and recording artist Linda Eder; MSNBC's Willie Geist; star of Broadway's "Memphis," Montego Glover; NY1 News's parenting expert Shelley Goldberg; EVP for Government & Community Affairs, Columbia University, Maxine Griffith; Olympic gold medalist figure skater Sarah Hughes; star of Broadway's "Finian's Rainbow," Cheyenne Jackson; Tony Award winner for Broadway's "Billy Elliot," Gregory Jbara; co-anchor of NBC's "The Today Show," Natalie Morales; star of Broadway's "Rock of Ages," Constantine Maroulis; "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor JuliAnne Nicholson; "Sesame Street"'s "Gordon," Roscoe Orman; Tony Award winning star of Broadway's "Wicked," Rondi Reed; comedian/actor Jerry Stiller; WCBS-TV News anchor Dana Tyler; and more to be announced. The reading stage will be hosted by WOR Radio710am personality Liz Hamburg.

Photos by Monica Simoes

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
THE NEW YORK TIMES GREAT CHILDREN'S READ

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
The young audience hangs on Cheyenne's every word!

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
A happy member of the crowd

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Cheyenne Jackson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Constantine Maroulis

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Gregory Jbara

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Gregory Jbara

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Gregory Jbara

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Jerry Stiller

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Jerry Stiller

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
An eager member of the audience

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Jerry Stiller

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Jerry Stiller

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
JuliAnne Nicholson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
JuliAnne Nicholson

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Linda Eder

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Linda Eder

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Linda Eder

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Fun...

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
...and games!

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Nice work!

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Matt Cavenaugh

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Montego Glover

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters reads Broadway Barks

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Broadway Barks

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Bernadette Peters

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Somebody likes Broadway Barks!

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Roscoe Orman

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Roscoe Orman

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Roscoe Orman

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Sarah Hughes

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Sarah Hughes

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
Sarah Hughes

Photo Coverage: The Third Annual 'The New York Times Great Children's Read'
THE NEW YORK TIMES GREAT CHILDREN'S READ

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At a young age Monica Simoes became a fan of the stage forever. She always dreamt of being a part of theatrical magic. However, those dreams seemed thwarted by her inability to carry a note and her two left feet. Yet, that minor speed bump didn't stop her. She has melded her passion for theatre and her photographic skill to capture the essence of Broadway. Monica is currently a student at Parsons the New School for Design. She hopes to continue enjoying all that Broadway has to offer through the viewfinder of her camera.