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Photos: 'The Slug Bearers' Opening Night Party

The Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre (original home of the musicals Avenue Q and [title of show]) celebrated the opening of its newest musical, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Or, The Friends of Dr. Rushower), featuring libretto and drawings by acclaimed cartoonist Ben Katchor and music composed by musician Mark Mulcahy, on Tuesday, February 12 at Osso Bucco on Unversity Place.

Bob McGrath directs the ensemble cast featuring Stephen Lee Anderson, Tom Riis Farrell, Jody Flader, Peter Friedman, Matt Pearson, Bobby Steggert and Will Swenson.

Ben Katchor's drawings form the animated background for The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island (Or, The Friends of Dr. Rushower), set in and around Manhattan and on a tropical factory-island of exploited workers.

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Photos by Michael Portantiere

Slug Bearers librettist and cartoonist Ben Katchor and Jody Flader

Bobby Steggert

Peter Friedman

Matt Pearson

Tom Riis Farrell

Stephen Lee Anderson

Will Swenson

Agent Mark Subias, Vineyard Executive Director Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell and singer/songwriter Todd Almond

Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys), Bobby Steggert, Ben Gettinger (Mamma Mia)

Vineyard Associate Artistic Director Sarah Stern, American Theatre Wing Chairman Sondra Gilman and her husband Celso Gonzalez-Falla, and Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell

Fred Carl (Miracle Brothers) and Sarah Stern

Vineyard Artistic Director Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern

Slug Bearers composer Mark Mulcahy, Honorary Producer Dozier Hasty, Musical Director Erik James, and guitarist Stew Cutler

Lighting Designer Russell H. Champa and Choreographer John Carrafa

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