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Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927

This week, Broadway Musicals of 1927 kicked off the Town Hall's 10th Anniversary season of the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year® series. Alexander Gemignani directed and starred in the show alongside Finian's Rainbow's Kate Baldwin and Christopher Fitzgerald, Melinda Sullivan, KendRick Jones, Carole Bufford, Marc Kudisch (9 to 5), Chad Kimball (Memphis), and Quentin Earl Darrington, Bobby Steggert, Ron Bohmer, and Christiane Noll from Ragtime. Broadway Musicals of 1927 is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. Ross Patterson musical directed the event, beginning his tenth season as the musical director of Broadway by the Year®.

Some of musical theater's most famous songs first came to light in 1927. "S'Wonderful" (Funny Face), "The Babbit and The Bromide" (Funny Face), "Shaking The Blues Away" (Ziegfeld Follies of 1927), "Ol' Man River" (Showboat), "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of Mine" (Showboat), "You Are Love" (Showboat), "The Best Things in Life Are Free" (Good News), and "The Varsity Drag" (Good News) are some of the songs featured in Broadway Musicals of 1927.

"We had earlier promised an exciting 10th Anniversary Season said Scott Siegel. "With so many stars from critically acclaimed Broadway shows like Ragtime, Finian's Rainbow, and Memphis in the cast of this season's first concert, plus series anchor Marc Kudisch, a brand new star, Carole Bufford, and four of our most exciting Broadway by the Year dancers, Noah Racey, Jeffry Denman, KendRick Jones, and Melinda Sullivan, we intend to make 1927 shine all over again."

Additional concerts in the series include Broadway Musicals of 1948 (Mar. 22), Broadway Musicals of 1966 (May 10) and a special Broadway by the Year concert celebrating its 10th Anniversary: Broadway Musicals of 1990-2010 (June 14).

Built in 1921 by a group of suffragettes, The Town Hall began as a lecture hall and public forum for debates. Over the decades, the stage has been graced by Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Sanger, Billie Holiday, Igor Stravinsky, Bob Dylan and Miles Davis. Today the hall flourishes as a popular, affordable venue, boasting the hottest acts in rock, pop, folk, cabaret, world music, comedy and dance, including Billy Joel, Blondie, Elvis Costello, Natalie Merchant, Graham Nash, Liza Minnelli, Cyndi Lauper, Norah Jones, Andre Watts, Henry Rollins, Joe Jackson, Pink Martini, Regina Spector, Brian Adams, Aimee Mann and Dawn Upshaw. For over a decade, The Town Hall has hosted live broadcasts of Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, The Town Hall has produced a number of new and critically acclaimed musical series, which include The Century of Change, Not Just Jazz, Broadway By The Year® and The Broadway Cabaret Festival. For more information, visit www.the-townhall-nyc.org.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Ron Bohmer and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Ross Patterson (Musical Director, Arranger and Pianist), Ron Bohmer and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Carole Bufford and Christopher Fitzgerald

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Carole Bufford and Christopher Fitzgerald

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Carole Bufford and Christopher Fitzgerald

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christiane Noll and Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
KendRick Jones

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
KendRick Jones and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Chad Kimball and Carole Bufford

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christopher Fitzgerald, Christiane Noll, Quentin Earl Darrington and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Noah Racey and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Noah Racey and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Noah Racey and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Quentin Earl Darrington and Carole Bufford

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Quentin Earl Darrington, Chad Kimball and Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Kate Baldwin and Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Quentin Earl Darrington and Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christopher Fitzgerald, Kate Baldwin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Chad Kimball, Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christopher Fitzgerald, Kate Baldwin, Carole Bufford, Quentin Earl Darrington, Marc Kudisch, Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Kate Baldwin and Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
KendRick Jones, Melinda Sullivan, Christopher Fitzgerald, Ron Bohmer

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christopher Fitzgerald, Ron Bohmer, Alexander Gemignani and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Carole Bufford and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Carole Bufford, Chad Kimball, Christiane Noll, Marc Kudisch, Jeffry Denman, and Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Finale

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Finale

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Carole Bufford, Chad Kimball and Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Chad Kimball and Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Bobby Steggert, KendRick Jones and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin and Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Scott SiegelQuentin Earl Darrington, Carole Bufford, Chad Kimball and Christiane Noll

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani, Kate Baldwin, Scott Siegel, Quentin Earl Darrington, and Carole Bufford

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Christopher Fitzgerald, Carole Bufford and Chad Kimball

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Quentin Earl Darrington and Kate Baldwin

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Noah Racey

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman, Scott Siegel, and Marc Kudisch

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
KendRick Jones and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Bobby Steggert, Ron Bohmer, and Quentin Earl Darrington

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Kate Baldwin and Christopher Fitzgerald

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Kate Baldwin and Christopher Fitzgerald

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Alexander Gemignani and Scott Siegel

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Bobby Steggert and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Bobby Steggert and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Scott Siegel and Carole Bufford

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Erin Denman and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Erin Denman and Jeffry Denman

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Marc Kudisch, Ron Bohmer and Alexander Gemignani

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927
Jeffry Denman, Ron Bohmer, Quentin Earl Darrington, Marc Kudisch, Alexander Gemignani, KendRick Jones, Christoper Fitzgerald, Bobby Steggert, Scott Siegel, Carole Bufford, Chad Kimball, Kate Baldwin and Melinda Sullivan

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1927


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