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Photo Flash: ANNIE's Lilla Crawford and DISASTER!'s Jonah Verdon Hop on THE RIDE


Two of the Broadway Community's most vibrant stars got on THE RIDE last week to document THE EXPERIENCE for Carnegie Hall's MUSICAL EXCHANGE. Jonah Verdon, the star of Seth Rudetsky's hit musical, "Disaster!," and his camera crew, interviewed his good friend, Lilla Crawford, Broadway's beloved "Annie." Scroll down for photos!

Both stars were sharing their valuable professional advice to young talented performing hopefuls all over the world while gliding through the streets of Mid-Manhattan on the newest bus in the fleet of THE RIDE.

Verdon's video will be broadcast on Carnegie Hall's MUSICAL EXCHANGE, a global online community made up of young people from all over the world who dream of working in New York, plus young people and established professionals who are living and working in NYC. Verdon also interviewed the award-winning cast of THE RIDE.

About CARNEGIE HALL'S MUSICAL EXCHANGE: Carnegie Hall's Musical Exchange is a global online community where young musicians (ages 13-25) connect with each other, share their musical performances, and participate in groups and projects led by professional artists from Carnegie Hall. Musical Exchange focuses on musical sharing, creativity, and international collaboration. Young musicians from all over the world - all levels and all musical styles - are invited to join the community.

About THE RIDE: Los Angels hosts The Universal Studios Hollywood Tour. Leavesden, England just opened Warner Brothers' The Making of Harry Potter Tour. New York City owns THE RIDE, which has become the singularly most requested ticket at Travel Agents' offices all over the country. The concept is a brainstorm of design that has resulted in a fleet of multi-million dollar motor coaches whose interiors are a state-of-the-art wonderland of electronic wizardry that guide 49 dazzled tourists around the most fascinating city in the world. THE RIDE'S original genius was its realization that the streets of Manhattan are a fifty-mile stage exhibiting the most riveting visuals on earth. Adding its own actors to the crowded mix on the street, the huge motor coaches deliver a show worthy of the standing ovations and group euphoria that results at the end of each RIDE.

Photos courtesy of THE RIDE.

Lilla Crawford

Lilla Crawford (Annie) and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!)

Lilla Crawford (Annie) and Jonah Verdon (Disaster!) outside THE RIDE

Jonah Verdon (Disaster!) outside THE RIDE

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