Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally

The New York Musical Theatre Festival got off to a festive start with "Opening Night: The Back-to-NYMF Fall Pep Rally," which took place on September 10th at New World Stages.

"Kick the Fest off right with NYMFettes on the megaphone and the casts and creative teams of all of our shows, concerts and special events in the house for good food, plenty of drink, a little dancing and some good old-fashioned spirit. Give us an N! Give us a Y! Give us an M! Give us an F! What does it spell?? PARTY," stated press notes.

"Hailed as 'the Sundance for musical theatre' and the largest musical theatre event in the world, NYMF has taken over midtown with 312 performances, thirty four full productions, a slate of readings and workshops and more than two dozen concerts, parties, special events, seminars and master classes. The '06 Festival runs the theatrical gamut from hip hop and freestyle rap to dance musicals; from traditional musical comedies to edgy satires to epic, heroic tales. And everything in between ..."

For more information, visit www.nymf.org.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Constance Mortell, Kris Stewart (NYMF, Executive Director) and Robert Carreon

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Kellie Rode (NYMF, Virgins), Kris Stewart, Amanda Levy (NYMF, Virgins) and Esther Hannaford (NYMF, Virgins)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
David Leidholdt (NYMF, Sr. Associate Producer) with the NYMFettes--Drew Little, Stefan Basti, James Beaudry, Candi Pennefather, and Alissa Hunnicutt

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Elizabeth Lucas (NYMF, Captain Gravy's Wavy Navy Director), David Leidholdt and Kathy Deitch (NYMF, Captain Gravy's Wavy Navy)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Kerry Butler (NYMF, Party Come Here), Erich Bergen (NYMF, Warrior), Sherrie Austin (NYMF, Warrior), and Deven May (NYMF, Warrior)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Dean Bryant (NYMF, Virgins, Writer/Director), Kerry Butler and Joe Mazzarino

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Top Row: Cornell Christianson (last year's NYMF, It Came From Beyond), Gregory Brown (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids, Musical Director); Middle Row: Kimberely Patterson (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids, Writer), Elizabeth Lucas, Jinay Reitze (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids, Stage Manager); Bottom Row: Jessica Redish (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids), Gil Varod (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids, Lyrics) and Reed Prescott (NYMF, Oedipus for Kids)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Ryan Davis (NYMF, White Noise), Micah Shepard (NYMF, White Noise), Phillip Taratula (NYMF, White Noise) and Danny Calvert (NYMF, White Noise)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Danny Calvert with NYMF supporters Lily Lagravenese and Ann Lagravenese

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Matt Kovich (NYMF, All is Love, Producer), Javier Munoz (NYMF, All is Love), Kurt Domoney (NYMF, All is Love), Josh Walden (NYMF, All is Love, Creator and Choreorgrapher) and Jolynn Baca (NYMF, All is Love)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Isaac Hurwitz (NYMF, Executive Producer) and Tim Jerome (NYMF Founder, Tarzan)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Isaac Hurwitz, Sammy Buck (NYMF Common Ground, Writer), Dan Acquisto (NYMF Smoking Bloomberg, Percussionist) and David Cornue (NYMF Smoking Bloomberg, Writer)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Daniel Calvert, Andrew Call (upcoming High Fidelity) and Eric Schneider (Altar Boyz)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Top Row: Leo Goodman (NYMF, Lunch), BRyan Davis (NYMF, Lunch), Correy West (NYMF, Lunch) and Matt Doyle (NYMF, Lunch); Middle Row: Hollis Scarborough (NYMF, Lunch), Alessandra Migliaccio (NYMF, Lunch) and Tara Giordano (NYMF, Lunch); Bottom Row: Kelly Tithe (NYMF, Lunch) and Billy Bob Bonson (NYMF, Lunch)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Back-to-NYMF Pep Rally
Eric Schneider, Andrew Call, Lea Michele (NYMF, Hot & Sweet and upcoming Spring Awakening) and Landon Beard (Altar Boyz)


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