Photo Coverage: Fly to Neverland with Transport Group's PETER PAN Benefit Concert!
Just last night, Transport Group presented a benefit concert of the classic 1954 Comden & Green/Charlap & Leigh musical, Peter Pan. The evening, which was hosted by drag legend, Tony-nominated playwright, and Golden Age aficionado Charles Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of The Allergist's Wife), featured a cast that includes three-time Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony nominee Tony Sheldon (Pricilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), Drama Desk nominee Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town), Betsy Morgan(First Daughter Suite), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), D.C. Anderson (Queen of the Mist), OBIE Winner David Greenspan (The Patsy, The Royal Family), Ivory McKay, Doug Shapiro (Once Upon a Mattress), Tim Dolan (Altar Boyz), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia), Richard Costa (Once Upon a Mattress), Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I, Here Lies Love) and Tony nominee Mary Testa (First Daughter Suite, Xanadu).
The Darling children were played by Zoe Willson(Three Days to See) as Wendy, Ashton Woerz (Pippin) as John, and Jeremy T. Villas (Kinky Boots) as Michael. The Lost Boys featured cast members of Matilda, including Gavin Swartz, Ian Seraceni, Noah Baird, Meliki Hurd, Cole Edelstein, and Evan Gray.
Directed by Five-time Drama Desk Nominee Jack Cummings III (Once Upon a Mattress, I Remember Mama), the evening also featured a song cut from the original score orchestrated by Michael Starobin (Queen of the Mist, Sunday in the Park with George) and choreography by Jeffry Denman (Passion). Joey Chancey conducted the 26-piece orchestra, featuring orchestrations from the original production.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Jack Cummings III
Joey Chancey and the PETER PAN Orchestra
Paul Slade Smith with the Darling Children and the Lost Boys
The company of PETER PAN In Concert