PHOTO CALL: The Spelling Bee Begins at Off-Broadway's Second Stage

News   PHOTO CALL: The Spelling Bee Begins at Off-Broadway's Second Stage William Finn, the popular composer of Falsettos and other works, has returned to the New York stage with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Second Stage Theatre.
From Top: Dan Knechtges and Rebecca Feldman; Jose Llana and Deborah S. Craig
From Top: Dan Knechtges and Rebecca Feldman; Jose Llana and Deborah S. Craig

The warm new musical follows a group of elementary schoolers through the course of an annual spelling bee, tracking their united maturity along the way.

At left choreographer Dan Knechtges and Rebecca Feldman (who conceived the musical) are seen above cast members Jose Llana and Deborah S. Craig. Below, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and composer William Finn hug at the opening night party, held at the Holy Cross School on West 43rd Street in midtown Manhattan.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is directed by James Lapine and is scheduled to run through March 6.

Photos are by Aubrey Reuben


From Left: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and William Finn
From Left: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and William Finn
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