Photo Coverage: Broadway's Rising Stars
Presented as part of The Town Hall's first-ever Summer Broadway Festival, "Broadway's Rising Stars," was performed on Monday, July 23, at 8pm.
Created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, with direction by Joel Froomkin and musical direction by Tedd Firth, "Broadway's Rising Stars" featured "the best and brightest from College/University and Performing Arts Schools across NYC. The show was "designed to launch the careers of tomorrow's Broadway superstars who'll be singing both classic and contemporary Broadway show tunes," state press notes.
The cast of fresh new faces that has been assembled included: Alexander Arroyo (AMDA), Michael August (NYU Tisch/CAP 21), Katie Babb (NYU), Stephanie Barnum (NYU/Steinhardt), Abby Baum (NYU), Stephen Bel Davies (Juilliard), Kirby Burgess, Darcie Champagne (The New School), Mike Cruz (NYU/Steinhardt), Laura D'Andre, Elizabeth Daniels (NYU), Chris DiCristo Jr., Dayna Garber (NYU), Stacie Greenwell (New School), Natalie Hall (AMDA), Reggie Headen (AMDA), Paige Hutchison (NYU/Tisch), Erica Jacob, Lauren Marcus (NYU), Justin McConnaughy (New School), Sara Sawyer (AMDA), and Jared Weiss (NYU) and will perform over 2 dozen showtunes, including "Don't Rain on My Parade," "Gimme, Gimme," "Love Look Away," and "Being Alive."
Scott Siegel starts the show
Scott Siegel and cast - "I'm the Greatest Star"
Stacie Greenwell (New School) sings "Waiting for Life to Begin" from Once On This Island
Jared Weiss (NYU) sings "Younger Than Springtime" from South Pacific
Stephanie Barnum (NYU) sings "Til There Was You" from The Music Man
Paige Hutchinson (NYU) sings "The Writing on the Wall" from The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sara Sawyer (AMDA) sings "Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera
Justin McConnaughy (The New School), with Darcie Champagne (The New School), sings "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Michael August (NYU) sings "Sailing" from A New Brain
Lauren Marcus (NYU) sings "Mister Snow" from Carousel
Mike Cruz (NYU) sings "Dancing Through Life" from Wicked, with Natalie Hall (AMDA)
Laura D'Andre (Univ. of California at Irvine) sings "Maybe I Like It This Way" from The Wild Party
Dayna Grayber (NYU) sings "Gimme Gimme" from Thoroughly Modern Millie
Chris DiCristo, Jr. sings "Beauty School Dropout" from Grease
Erica Jacob sings "The Man That Got Away"
Elizabeth Daniels (NYU) sings "Love, Look Away" from Flower Drum Song
Reggie Headon (AMDA) sings "New Man" from Grind, with musical director Ted Firth
Natalie Hall (AMDA) sings "The Girl in 14G"
Darcie Champagne (Emerson) sings "Le Jazz Hot" from Victor/Victoria
Kirby Burgess (Australia's Talent Development Project) sings "As Long As He Needs Me" from Oliver!
Stephen Bel Davies (Julliard), who sang "What'll I Do"
Abby Baum (NYU) sings "Don't Rain on My Parade" from Funny Girl
Alexis Arroyo (AMDA) sings "Proud of Your Boy"
Chris Michaels, Nathan Childers, Mark Wade and Ted Firth - the musicians and musical director
Chris DiCristo, Jr., Sara Sawyer and Michael August
Darcie Champagne, Alex Arroyo and Stacie Greenwell
Michael Arroyo and his mom
The Burgess Family from Australia
Kirby Burgess, Reggie Headen, Erica Jacob, Stacie Greenwell, Darcie Champagne and Dayna Grayber
Katie Babb, Town Hall president Marvin Leffler, Elizabeth Daniels, Abby Baum, Lauren Marcus and Jared Weiss
Laura D'Andre, Scott Coulter, Darcie Champagne, Paige Hutchinson and Justin McConnaughy
Mike Cruz, Mark Hartman and Scott Coulter
More cast members with Barbara Siegel
Choreographer Vebecca Daluh, Darcie Champagne and Scott Siegel