PHOTO CALL: Butler and D'Abruzzo Welcome Start of NYMF with Trailer Park Cast

News   PHOTO CALL: Butler and D'Abruzzo Welcome Start of NYMF with Trailer Park Cast Broadway stars Kerry Butler (Little Shop of Horrors) and Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q) were among the big names who attended the opening gala for the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival, featuring a performance of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, on Sept. 12.

From Top: Kerry Butler and Stephanie D'Abruzzo; Jackie Hoffman.
From Top: Kerry Butler and Stephanie D'Abruzzo; Jackie Hoffman.

Running through Oct. 2, the second annual New York Musical Theatre Festival spreads dozens of new musicals, concerts and events throughout Manhattan. The current Off-Broadway hit show The Great American Trailer Park Musical gave a special performance to help the festival kick off in style. Following the show, a gala was held in the lobby of Dodger Stages.

At left, Butler and D'Abruzzo, as well as former Hairspray stand-out Jackie Hoffman, are seen at the gala. Below, Trailer Park cast member Wayne Wilcox, director Betsy Kelso, and cast members Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer and Orfeh take a break to relax after the show at Dodger Stages on West 50th Street.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben

From Left: Wayne Wilcox, Betsy Kelso, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer and Orfeh.
From Left: Wayne Wilcox, Betsy Kelso, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer and Orfeh.