PHOTO CALL: Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, Charles Strouse, Janet Krupin and Bryce Ryness Take Part in NYMF "Meeting Our Heroes" Event

As part of the NYMF opening ceremonies July 7, producers Jamie Bendell (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Performers, Heathers – The Musical) and Madeline Myers presented  "Meeting Our Heroes" – an event which honors esteemed composers Stephen Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, Charles Strouse and John Bucchino at 7 PM at the Laurie Beechman Theater.

Jennifer Ashley Tepper hosted the launch where "four of musical theater's most celebrated composers will appear to be honored by four emerging songwriters for an intimate, history-making night of songs and stories," featuring a Broadway cast and the presentation of special awards.

For "Meeting Our Heroes," Alexander Sage Oyen ( Outlaws) celebrated Bucchino, Danny Abosch ( Fancy Nancy) celebrated Flaherty, Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair ( Murder for Two) celebrated Strouse and Madeline Myers ( Legends & Lore) celebrated LaChiusa. 

The evening also features Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Jeremiah Ginn and Charlotte Maltby.

Paul Saroba ( A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) serves as musical director.