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Photo Coverage: 'Mud Donahue' Closing NYMF Performance

Tommy Tune attended the closing NYMF performance of Mud Donahue & Son, starring Shonn Wiley and Karen Murphy, at the 45th Street Theater.  Following the performance, a party was held at John's Pizzeria (44th Street).

Mud Donahue & Son is a new musical with book by Jeff Hochhauser, based on Jack Donahue's "Letters Of A Hoofer To His Ma," with music by Bob Johnston and lyrics by Johnston & Hochhauser, directed by Tony Award nominated Lynne Taylor-Corbett with choreography by Lynne Taylor-Corbett.

"Mud Donahue & Son is a new musical based on the letters of a spirited young hoofer who runs away from home and his indomitable mother for the glamour of vaudeville! Jack (played by Shonn Wiley), a passionate kid who would rather dance than breathe, is bursting out of his skin to realize the talent that he knows is inside him. Mud (Karen Murphy), an equally passionate woman, would rather die than have her son go into something as trivial as Vaudeville," explains press notes. www.MudDonahueandSon.com

Photos by Linda Lenzi


Shonn Wiley and Karen Murphy


Jeff Hochhouser (Book, Co-Lyricist), James Morgan (Set & Logo Design), Shonn Wiley, Bob Johnston (Composer, Co-Lyricist), Melanie Herman (Producer), Lynne Taylor Corbett (Director) and Karen Murphy


Shonn Wiley, Lynne Taylor Corbett and Karen Murphy


Melanie Herman, Shonn Wiley, Lynne Taylor Corbett and Karen Murphy


Lynne Taylor Corbett and Karen Murphy


Jeff Hochhouser, Shonn Wiley, Karen Murphy and Bob Johnston


Meredith Patterson and Shonn Wiley


James Morgan (The York Theatre Company-Producing Artistic Director), Shonn Wiley, Melanie Herman and Karen Murphy


Bob Johnston, Lynne Taylor Corbett and Jeff Hochhouser


Shonn Wiley, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Karen Murphy and Doug Oberhamer (Musical Director)


Melanie Herman, Shonn Wiley, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Karen Murphy and Doug Oberhamer


Melanie Herman and Lynne Taylor Corbett


Melanie Herman with her Mom


Neil Laidlaw (UK Co-Producer, "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)!") and Melanie Herman


Tommy Tune backstage with Shonn Wiley


Tommy Tune and Shonn Wiley

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