By Andrew Gans
21 May 2012
The eighth annual concert — directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with music direction by Matt Castle (York's Enter Laughing, The Musical), David Gardos and Michael Borth — features songs by Andrew Gerle, Jenny Giering, Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair, Marisa Michelson and Ryan Scott Oliver.
Performers comprise Whitney Bashor (The Fantasticks), Ben Crawford (Shrek, The Musical), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening), Jake Kitchin, Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist), Catherine Porter, Jill Abramowitz (9 to 5), Soara-Joye Ross (Les Miserables), Margo Seibert (Cinderella) and Betsy Wolfe (Ragtime).
NEO (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") "celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals," according to the York.
Tickets (in various increments) can be purchased by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 215 or via the York's website, www.yorktheatre.org.