Photo Coverage: Broadway's Rising Stars

Presented as part of The Town Hall's first-ever Summer Broadway Festival, "Broadway's Rising Stars," was performed on Monday, July 23, at 8pm. 

Created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, with direction by Joel Froomkin and musical direction by Tedd Firth, "Broadway's Rising Stars" featured "the best and brightest from College/University and Performing Arts Schools across NYC.  The show was "designed to launch the careers of tomorrow's Broadway superstars who'll be singing both classic and contemporary Broadway show tunes," state press notes.
 
The cast of fresh new faces that has been assembled included: Alexander Arroyo (AMDA), Michael August (NYU Tisch/CAP 21), Katie Babb (NYU), Stephanie Barnum (NYU/Steinhardt), Abby Baum (NYU), Stephen Bel Davies (Juilliard), Kirby Burgess, Darcie Champagne (The New School), Mike Cruz (NYU/Steinhardt), Laura D'Andre, Elizabeth Daniels (NYU), Chris DiCristo Jr., Dayna Garber (NYU), Stacie Greenwell (New School), Natalie Hall (AMDA), Reggie Headen (AMDA), Paige Hutchison (NYU/Tisch), Erica Jacob, Lauren Marcus (NYU), Justin McConnaughy (New School), Sara Sawyer (AMDA), and Jared Weiss (NYU) and will perform over 2 dozen showtunes, including "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Gimme, Gimme," "Love Look Away," and "Being Alive."

Visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org for more information on Town Hall.

 
Scott Siegel starts the show


Scott Siegel and cast - "I'm the Greatest Star"


The cast


Stacie Greenwell (New School) sings "Waiting for Life to Begin" from Once On This Island


Jared Weiss (NYU) sings "Younger Than Springtime" from South Pacific


Stephanie Barnum (NYU) sings "Til There Was You" from The Music Man


Paige Hutchinson (NYU) sings "The Writing on the Wall" from The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Sara Sawyer (AMDA) sings "Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera


Justin McConnaughy (The New School), with Darcie Champagne (The New School), sings "They Can't Take That Away From Me"


Michael August (NYU) sings "Sailing" from A New Brain


Lauren Marcus (NYU) sings "Mister Snow" from Carousel


Mike Cruz (NYU) sings "Dancing Through Life" from Wicked, with Natalie Hall (AMDA)


Laura D'Andre (Univ. of California at Irvine) sings "Maybe I Like It This Way" from The Wild Party


Dayna Grayber (NYU) sings "Gimme Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie


Chris DiCristo, Jr. sings "Beauty School Dropout" from Grease


Erica Jacob sings "The Man That Got Away"


Elizabeth Daniels (NYU) sings "Love, Look Away" from Flower Drum Song


Katie Babb (NYU) sings "Practically Perfect" from Mary Poppins


Katie Babb, Jared Weiss and Scott Siegel - "Practically Perfect"


Reggie Headon (AMDA) sings "New Man" from Grind, with musical director Ted Firth


Natalie Hall (AMDA) sings "The Girl in 14G"


Darcie Champagne (Emerson) sings "Le Jazz Hot" from Victor/Victoria


Kirby Burgess (Australia's Talent Development Project) sings "As Long As He Needs Me" from Oliver!


Stephen Bel Davies (Julliard), who sang "What'll I Do"


Abby Baum (NYU) sings "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl


Alexis Arroyo (AMDA) sings "Proud of Your Boy"


Chris Michaels, Nathan Childers, Mark Wade and Ted Firth - the musicians and musical director


Chris DiCristo, Jr., Sara Sawyer and Michael August


Darcie Champagne, Alex Arroyo and Stacie Greenwell


Michael Arroyo and his mom


The Burgess Family from Australia


Kirby Burgess, Reggie Headen, Erica Jacob, Stacie Greenwell, Darcie Champagne and Dayna Grayber


Katie Babb, Town Hall president Marvin Leffler, Elizabeth Daniels, Abby Baum, Lauren Marcus and Jared Weiss


Laura D'Andre, Scott Coulter, Darcie Champagne, Paige Hutchinson and Justin McConnaughy


Mike Cruz, Mark Hartman and Scott Coulter


Scott Siegel and Barbara Siegel with Lawrence Zucker of Town Hall


Cast members with Scott Siegel and Barbara Siegel


More cast members with Barbara Siegel


Choreographer Vebecca Daluh, Darcie Champagne and Scott Siegel

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