Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters

‚Äč

The York Theatre Company present NEO7, a benefit concert celebrating New, Emerging, Outstanding musical theatre writers, last night Monday, May 16 at its home at the Theatre at Saint Peter's. "NEO" (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. Since the first NEO concert 6 years ago -- recorded by England's JAY Records-- musical theatre fans and York supporters eagerly anticipate each incarnation. NEO7 included songs by the following new musical theatre writers: Will Aronson & Bill Nelson; Andre Catrini; Adam David Cohen & Patrick Gallagher; Jonathan Matthew Gilbert & John Andrew Tarbet; Tom Gualtieri & David Sisco; Richard Isen; Steven Jamail; Mark McDaniels & Donald Garverick; Mary Liz McNamara; Michael Mitnick; Jonathan Monro; Benjamin Velez; and Derrick Wang. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below.

Sirius XM host Julie James ("Broadway Names with Julie James," "Sirius XM Live on Broadway") and Tony winner Michael Rupert (Sweet Charity, Legally Blonde, Elegies: A Song Cycle) hosted the annual concert event.

Performers included Kate Anderson, Tony nominee Christine Andreas (La Cage Aux Folles, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Mick Bonde, Steven Brinberg (Simply Barbara), Jennifer Cody ("The Princess and the Frog," Shrek, Urinetown), Autumn Hurlbert (Tomorrow Morning, Legally Blonde), Danny McNie, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages, Sweeney Todd), Jonathan Monro, Jill Paice (Curtains, The Woman in White), A.J. Shively (La Cage Aux Folles, Things to Ruin), Emily Shoolin (Enter Laughing, The Musical), Tanner Tompkins (York Mufti: I Remember Mama) and Teal Wicks (Wicked). More performers will be announced shortly. The evening was directed by Jennifer Paulson Lee (Enter Laughing, The Musical) with music direction by Matt Castle (Company; Enter Laughing, The Musical).

For more information, visit www.yorktheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
The Cast and Songwriters of NEO7

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Director Jennifer Paulson Lee joins the cast and songwriters

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Bill Tompkins, Megan Tompkins with their daughter Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Kara DeYoe and A.J. Shively sign posters before show

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Matt Castle (Musical Director)

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
A.J. Shively and Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Teal Wicks and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jen Cody and Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
W. David McCoy (Chairman of the Board of The York Theatre Company)

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
James Morgan (Producing, Artistic Director of The York Theatre Company)

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Michael Rupert and Julie James hosts of tonight's show

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Shira Elias

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Mick Bonde and Shira Elias

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Julie Galorenzo, Mick Bonde, Shira Elias and Kara DeYoe

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
A.J. Shively

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
A.J. Shively

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jen Cody

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jen Cody

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Steven Brinberg

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Steven Brinberg

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Emily Shoolin

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Michael Rupert

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Michael Rupert and Julie James

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Autumn Hurlbert

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Derrick Wang and Autumn Hurlbert

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Christine Andreas

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Jonanthan Monro and Kate Anderson

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Teal Wicks

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Teal Wicks

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Teal Wicks

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Danny McNie

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Danny McNie

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Michael Rupert and Julie James bring on all the songwriters

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
The NEO7 Songwriters

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Russ Kaplan

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
David Sisco

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Will Aronson, Bill Nelson and Derrick Wang

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Steven Brinberg

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Charles Strouse and Jamie deRoy

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Thomas Meehan and Charles Strouse

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Elisa Stein and Nancy Ford

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
David Sisco and Lauren Molina

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Bill Tompkins, Tanner Tompkins and James Morgan

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
James Morgan starting the raffles

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
A.J. Shively and James Morgan

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Tanner Tompkins

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
W. David McCoy with his wife Millie and his son Dan

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters
Thomas Meehan, Elisa Stein and Carolyn Meehan

Photo Coverage: The York Theatre Celebrates NEO 7 and New Songwriters

More Off-Broadway! More...


Comment & Share


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts
 
Advertisement Advertisement