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Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club

On Sunday, January 10 at the China Club Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Robert Schenkkan, and composer/lyricist Neil Berg presented an industry showcase of their new musical THE 12. Produced by Adam Friedson and Left Feild Productions, this musical showcase is a preview to its premiere production at the Broward Center this upcoming spring. The showcase, part of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference, was directed by Richard Seyd.

The 12 takes one of the most well known stories in history and explores the least known and most intriguing aspects of it: how twelve ordinary individuals torn apart by the unthinkable death of their leader came together to create one of the most powerful movements ever known to mankind.

A thrilling rock and roll concert set in the context of an underground rock band performing what might be their last concert together, the 12 features twelve Broadway and Rock stars...including: Ron Bohmer (Phantom, Les Mis, Sunset Blvd, Ragtime) as "Peter," Jeremy Kushnier (Rent, Footloose) as "Thomas", Patti Russo (featured singer from Meatloaf) as "The Roadie" "Mother Mary" and "The Devil" , Michael Lanning (The Civil War, toured with Larry Gatlin, and George Harrison) as "Simon", Sophia Ramos (Trans Siberian Orchestra) as "Mary Magdelene", Gerard Canonico (star of Spring Awakening, upcoming American Idiot) as "Jimmy" and special guest star Dan Spitz (original lead guitarist from Anthrax) on guitar. Musical direction is by Wendy Bobbit Cavett (current conductor of Mamma Mia).

These greats performed original rock and roll songs in the classic rock and roll styles of U2, The Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, The Who, Led Zepplin, Anthrax, Aretha Franklin, and Nirvana, among others.

BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the excitement.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Adam Friedson (Producer) Starts Off the Evening

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Ron Bohmer (Peter)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Sophia Ramos (Mary Magdalene)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Sophia Ramos

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Sophia Ramos

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning (Simon)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico (James the Lessor)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier (Thomas)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
David Richards

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gregory Porter (Thaddus)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gregory Porter

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo (Mother Mary)

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico, Jeremy Kushnier, and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gregory Porter

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gregory Porter

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico, Jeremy Kushnier, Ron Bohmer, Gregory Porter, and Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Sophia Ramos

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Sophia Ramos

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Jeremy Kushnier, Ron Bohmer, Gregory Porter, Michael Lanning, and Sophia Ramos

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Patti Russo and Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Neil Berg (Music/Lyrics) and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Neil Berg and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Robert Schenkkan (Book & Additional Lyrics), Neil Berg, and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Robert Schenkkan, Neil Berg, and Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Neil Berg

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Rita Harvey and Michael Lanning

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Gregory Porter, Roger Cohen (Drums) and Gerard Canonico

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club
Neil Berg and Dan Spitz

Photo Coverage: THE 12 Workshop at The China Club

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