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Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall

Grammy Award-winner and platinum-selling recording artist Melissa Manchester joined the cast of The Town Hall's Broadway Musicals of 1948 on Monday, March 22. Continuing the 10th Anniversary celebration of The Town Hall's Broadway by the Year ® concert series, Manchester joined the cast of musical theater performers celebrating shows that graced Broadway stages in 1948, including Cole Porter's classic Kiss Me Kate and Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?. The show was hosted, created and written for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel.

The evening featured songs including "So In Love," "Where Is The Life That Late I Led, "Were Thine That Special Face," and "Too Darn Hot," from Kiss Me Kate; "Once In Love With Amy," from Where's Charley?; "Mr. Right," from Love Life; "Schraffts," from Make Mine Manhattan; "Haunted Heart" from Inside USA; and "Neurotic You and Psychopathic Me" from Lend Me and Ear, among others.

The cast of singers and dancers included: Jeff McCarthy (Urinetown), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Yank!), Jeffry Denman (White Christmas), William Michals (South Pacific), Noah Racey (Curtains), Erin Denman (42nd Street), Josh Grisetti (Enter Laughing) and the Grammy Award winning opera singer John Easterlin. Broadway Musicals of 1948 will be directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid), and musical directed by Ross Patterson.

Built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates. Over the decades, the stage has been graced by Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, opera, comedy and dance, including Robin Williams, Don Rickles, Renee Fleming, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spector, Brian Adams, and the Dhali Lama. 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. For more information, visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
William Michals

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Kristin Dausch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Josh Grisetti and Farah Alvin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman, Scott Siegel and Farah Alvin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman, Scott Siegel and Farah Alvin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman, Farah Alvin and Kristin Dausch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman, Farah Alvin and Kristin Dausch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Bobby Steggert and Josh Grisetti

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Farah Alvin, Bobby Steggert, Josh Grisetti and Kristin Dausch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
John Easterlin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Farah Alvin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Jeffry Denman and Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
John Easterlin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erin Denman, Josh Grisetti, Kristin Dausch, Bobby Steggert, Jeffry Denman, Farah Alvin, John Easterlin and William Michals

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester and Scott Siegel

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Jeffry Denman and Erin Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Stuart Ross, Melissa Manchester and Scott Siegel

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester, Erin Denman, Farah Alvin and Kristen Dausch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
William Michals, Josh Grisetti, Scott Siegel, John Easterlin, Jeffry Denman, Bobby Steggert and Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Josh Grisetti, Farah Alvin and Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Jeffry Denman and Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
William Michals and John Easterlin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
William Michals, John Easterlin and Scott Siegel

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Robert R. Blume (Producer Drama Desk Awards), Sarah J. Fischbeck, Mia Orozco, Dillon McCartney

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Erika Flashburg, Alyssa Flashburg, Melissa Manchester and Stuart E. Bloom

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Kristin Dausch and Scott Coulter

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Kristin Dausch and Melissa Manchester

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Jamie deRoy and Melissa Manchester

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Marian Michals, William Michals and Stacia Teele

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
William Michals and Mother Marian Michals

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester, William Michals and Stacia Teele

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Melissa Manchester and William Michals

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Edith Drake, Pat Addiss, and Ervin Drake

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall
Barbara Siegel and Bobby Steggert

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1948 @ Town Hall

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