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News PHOTO CALL: Drama Desk Nominees Cocktail Reception
A cocktail reception for the 2008 Drama Desk nominees was held at Manhattan's Arte Cafe on the afternoon of May 1.
Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The nominations were announced April 28 by Tony Award winners Bebe Neuwirth and Len Cariou at the New York Friars Club. A Catered Affair, the new musical penned by composer John Bucchino and librettist Harvey Fierstein (who co-stars), earned 12 nominations, the most of any show of the 2007-2008 season. Others showered with multiple nominations include the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Adding Machine, garnering nine nominations, with both the revival of South Pacific and the new Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein nabbing eight a piece. Four shows received seven nominations each: August: Osage County, Passing Strange, Sunday in the Park with George and The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island.

Click here for a full list of nominees.

Below are photos of some of those in attendance at the West 73rd Street restaurant:

Matthew Morrison and Kelli O'Hara
Linda Lavin and Michael McKean

Danny Burstein
Tom Wopat

Zoe Kazan
Laura Benanti

Susan Stroman
Leslie Kritzer

Faith Prince
Cheyenne Jackson and Douglas Carter Beane

Boyd Gaines
Daniel Breaker

Christopher Fitzgerald, Shuler Hensley and Andrea Martin

Rob Ashford, Sierra Boggess and Harvey Fierstein

From left: Jeff Perry, Deanna Dunagan, Amy Morton and Rondi Reed

Above photos by Aubrey Reuben

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