Last night, July 9, Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse) hosted the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival opening night gala celebrating the season kick off. On hand to show support for the famed fest, which opened last night and runs through July 29, were Corbin Bleu ("High School Musical"), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Leslie Krtizer (A Catered Affair), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success), Tom Deckman (Spamalot), Anika Larsen (Xanadu), Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), and many more.
BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below!
Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.
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Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski
Corbin Bleu, Ben Vereen
Natalie Toro, Isacc Hurwitz
Ben Vereen, Isaac Hurwitz
Natalie Toro, Enrique Acevedo, Maria Eberline
Tanesha Ross, Gerard Canonico, Omar Lopez-Cepero
Peter Cincotti, Pia Cincotti
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Stan Zimmerman, Mindy Sterling, Colin Hanlon, Jenna Leigh Green
Melissa van Der Schyff
Joey Murray, Ari Gold