On Monday, November 20th, Joe's Pub became "Broadway South" as stars from various hit shows celebrated the music of David Kirshenbaum in "Places You've Never Been Before" and BroadwayWorld.com was there to catch it all for you!
Neil Patrick Harris (Assassins), Lauren Kennedy (Spamalot) and Alan Campbell (Sunset Boulevard), David Burtka (Opposite of Sex, Gypsy), Kerry Butler (Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray), Ryan Driscoll (Summer of '42), Fyvush Finkel (TV's "Picket Fences" and Boston Public), Barrett Foa (Spelling Bee, Avenue Q), Megan Hilty (Wicked), Leslie Kritzer (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), Susan Owen (Phantom of the Opera), Jenny Powers (Little Women, Encores' Of Thee I Sing), Kate Reinders (Wicked), Miriam Shor (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Sarah Stiles (Spelling Bee) – with Randy Aaron, Cathryn Basile, Justin Keyes, and Katie Klaus.among others were featured.
"Places You've Never Been Before," contained selections from Kirshenbaum's shows Summer of '42, Party Come Here, and Vanities – A New Musical, as well as songs from some forthcoming projects and other surprises.
Musical director Vadim Feichtner (Spelling Bee) lead a three-piece band, with additional arrangements by Lynne Shankel (Altar Boyz) and Carmel Dean (Vanities – A New Musical). The evening was produced by Jayson Raitt.
Lauren Kennedy sang "Losing Track of Time"
Followed by her husband, Alan Campbell who sang, "Joyride"
Miriam Shor sang "21st Century Woman"
Barrett Foa sang "Never Go Back"
Jenny Powers performed "Unanswered Questions"
Leslie Kritzer was all fired up singing songs from Vanities
Neil Patrick Harris performed "Making The Leap"
Neil Patrick Harris
Kerry Butler belting "That's What I Want"
Neil Patrick Harris and Kerry Butler
Fyvush Finkel emtertained the crowd with "You're a Jew!"
Singing a song written just for them, Kate Reinders and David Burtka
Kate Reinders and David Burtka - "The Perfect Fit"
Cathyrn Basile performed "The Party Come Here"
Composer David Kirshenbaum with Miriam Shor
Broadway vocal coach Liz Caplan with Megan Hilty
Kerry Butler and Ryan Driscoll (who sang "I Think I Like Her")
Producer Jayson Raitt, Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell
Barrett Foa and Jenny Powers
Fyvush Finkel and Kerry Butler
Neil Patrick Harris, Kate Reinders and David Burtka
Longtime friends, David Kirshenbaum and Susan Owen
(who closed the show together with "A Christmas Memory")
Producer Jayson Raitt and Composer David Kirshenbaum
Liz Caplan flanked by her students Kerry Butler and Kate Reinders
Jayson Raitt, David Kirshenbaum and Neil Patrick Harris
The one and only - Fyvush Finkel!
David Kirshenbaum, Sarah Stiles, Jayson Raitt and Barrett Foa
Alan Campbell and Lauren Kennedy
Jayson Raitt having a "wicked" time with Megan Hilty and Kate Reinders
A trio of talent - Leslie Kritzer, Cathryn Basile and Sarah Stiles
Vadim Feichtner, Carmel Dean, David Kirshenbaum and Lynne Shankel
Kate Reinders and Vadim Feichtner
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