PHOTO CALL: The Broadway Musicals of 1979 at Town Hall

By Matthew Blank
18 Jun 2008

Noah Racey and Lorin Latarro
Noah Racey and Lorin Latarro
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Scott Siegel's acclaimed Broadway By the Year series — highlighting the songs and shows of a particular year in theatre history — closed its 2008 season at Town Hall June 16 with The Broadway Musicals of 1979.

The featured musicals from that year included Evita, Sweeney Todd, They're Playing Our Song, I Remember Mama, The Grand Tour, Sarava, 1940's Radio Hour and Sugar Babies.

The concert boasted the talents of Emily Skinner, Jeff McCarthy, Terri Klausner, Noah Racey, Lorin Latarro, Melinda Sullivan, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Chuck Cooper, Scott Coulter, John Tracey Egan, Jason Graae and Max von Essen. Skinner also directed with choreography by Racey.

Songs performed during the performance included:

"Ballad of Sweeney Todd" from Sweeney Todd – Company
"They're Playing My Song" from They’re Playing Our Song – Jason Graae
"Buenos Aires" from Evita – Terri Klausner
"Sarava" from Sarava – Melinda Sullivan
"Fallin'" from They're Playing Our Song – Scott Coulter
"It's Going to be Good to be Gone" from I Remember Mama – Jeff McCarthy with Melinda Sullivan, Terri Klausner, Lorin Latarro, Sarah Uriarte Berry
"Immigration Rose" from Sugar Babies – Jason Graae with Chuck Cooper, Scott Coulter
"A Little Bit More" from I Remember Mama – Sarah Uriarte Berry
"I'm a Woman" from Carmelina – Emily Skinner
"You I Like" from The Grand Tour – Jeff McCarthy and Jason Graae
"Daddy" from 1940s Radio Hour – Noah Racey and Melinda Sullivan
"Johanna" from Sweeney Todd – Max von Essen
"Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd – Jeff McCarthy
"I'm Keepin' Myself Available for You/Exactly Like You" from Sugar Babies – Noah Racey and Melinda Sullivan
"Rainbow High" from Evita – Terri Klausner with Chuck Cooper, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter
"High Flying Adored" from Evita – Max von Essen
"Green Finch and Linnet Bird" from Sweeney Todd – Sarah Uriarte Berry
"Mrs. S.L. Jacobowsky" from The Grand Tour – Jason Graae
"More and More, Less and Less" from The Grand Tour – Emily Skinner and Jeff McCarthy with Jason Graae
"On This Night of a Thousand Stars" from Evita – Scott Coulter, Noah Racey and Lorin Latarro
"I Could Kill Her" from Carmelina – Chuck Cooper
"Not While I'm Around" from Sweeney Todd – Scott Coulter
"Oh, What a Circus" from Evita – Max von Essen
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina" from Evita – Terri Klausner
"I Belong Here" from The Grand Tour – Company



Here is a glimpse backstage at Town Hall:

Jason Graae and Max von Essen
Noah Racey and Melinda Sullivan


From left: Emily Skinner, Scott Siegel and Lorin Latarro


From left: Scott Coulter, Scott Siegel, Lorin Latarro, Jason Graae and Chuck Cooper


From left: Terri Klausner, Emily Skinner, Sarah Uriarte Berry and Lorin Latarro


From left: Jeff McCarthy, Jason Graae, Lorin Latarro, Scott Coulter, Melinda Sullivan, Max von Essen, Chuck Cooper and Noah Racey


All photos by Aubrey Reuben