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Photos: NEO2 Concert at the York Theatre Company

On June 12th at the York Theatre Company, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty hosted two sold-out performances of "NEO2" at 6:00pm and 9:00pm at Saint Peter's Theatre in the Citigroup Center (54th Street just east of Lexington Avenue).

The concert followed the first "NEO," which took place three years ago. The benefit featured performances by Stephanie J. Block, Kathy Brier, Jedidiah Cohen, Christopher Fitzgerald, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Hadley, Leah Hocking, Cheyenne Jackson, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Janine LaManna, Ryan Link, Megan McGinnis, Sally Murphy , Christiane Noll, Phylicia Rashad, Barbara Rosenblat, Steve Routman, Michael Rupert, Jim Stanek, Cheryl Stern, John Tartaglia, Tracie Thoms and more.

Among the emerging composers/lyricists featured were Jill Abramovitz and Joy Son, Scott Alan, Barbara Anselmi and Will Randall, David Austin, Neil Bartram, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Eli Bolin, Sam Davis and Georgia Stitt, Andrew Gerle, Jeff Hochhauser and Robert Johnston, Joe Iconis, Jihwan Kim and Sean Hartley, David Kirshenbaum and Adam Overett.

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Phylicia Rashad (Bernarda Alba) and Andrew Gerle (Composer/Lyricist)

Cheyenne Jackson (All Shook Up, Film: United 93)

Leah Hocking (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!) and Cheyenne Jackson

Megan McGinnis (Little Women) and Deborah Abramson (Composer)

John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Disney Channel "Johnny and the Sprites") and Cheyenne Jackson

Stephen Flaherty (co-host), John Tartaglia, Cheyenne Jackson and Lynn Ahrens (co-host)

Scott Alan (Composer/Lyricist, Artistic Producer/Director NEO2) and Stephanie J. Block (Boy From Oz, upcoming The Pirate Queen)

Michael Rupert (Falsettos), Steve Routman (Victor/Victoria), Barbara Rosenblat (Secret Garden), Jedidiah Cohen (Is There Life After High School?), Cheryl Stern (The Women) and Janine LaManna (Sweet Charity)

Jim Stanek (Lestat) and Christiane Noll (Jekyll & Hyde)

Jonathan Hadley (A Class Act) and Janine LaManna

John Tartaglia, Barbara Rosenblat, Tracie Thoms (Rent, The Movie), Cheyenne Jackson

Christopher Fitzgerald (Wicked) and Neil Bartram (Composer/Lyricist)

Joe Iconis (Composer/Lyricist) and Celia Keenan-Bolger (Spelling Bee)

Christiane Noll and Adam Overett (Composer/Lyricist)

Sally Murphy (The Wild Party) and Leah Hocking

David Austin (Composer/Lyricist), John Tartaglia, Cheyenne Jackson, Tracie Thoms, Sally Murphy and Leah Hocking

Megan McGinnis, Kathy Brier (Hairspray, ABC's "One Life To Live"), Celia Keenan-Bolger, Tracie Thoms, Stephanie J. Block and Christiane Noll

Sam Davis (Composer) and Cheyenne Jackson

Ryan Link (Rent) and Eli Bolin (Composer/Lyricist)

Jill Abramovitz (Lyricist), Kathy Brier and Joy Son (Composer)

Barrett Foa and Celia Keenan-Bolger

John Tartaglia, Barrett Foa and Cheyenne Jackson

VIP Reception

David McCoy (Chairman of the Board, York Theatre Company), Kilburg Reedy and James Morgan (Producing Artistic Director, York Theatre Company)

Nancy Barry (Director of Development), Vicki Downey and Margot Astrachan

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