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News PHOTO CALL: The Broadway Musicals of 1954 at Town Hall Scott Siegel's acclaimed Broadway By the Year series — highlighting the songs and shows of a particular year in theatre history — continued at Town Hall April 7 with The Broadway Musicals of 1954.
Emily Skinner and Scott Siegel at curtain call
Emily Skinner and Scott Siegel at curtain call Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The evening boasted the talents of director Scott Coulter as well as Emily Skinner, Noah Racey, Cheyenne Jackson, Kendrick Jones, Sierra Boggess, Sean Palmer, Harvey Evans, Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte, Natalie Venetia Belcon and Mark Price

The song list was culled from various musicals that debuted on Broadway in the 1954 season, including The Pajama Game, Peter Pan, The Boy Friend, Fanny, The Golden Apple and House of Flowers.

A few highlights from the event included Harvey Evans and Debbie Gravitte teaming up for "It's Never Too Late to Fall in Love," Sean Palmer's unamplified version of the title song from Fanny, Cheyenne Jackson (with assistance from Sierra Boggess) performing "There Once Was a Man" and Emily Skinner sweetly crooning "Distant Melody" from Peter Pan. The evening closed with the entire cast taking to the stage for "Never Never Land."

Broadway By the Year will continue May 12 with The Broadway Musicals of 1965 and June 16 with The Broadway Musicals of 1979.

Town Hall is located in Manhattan at 123 West 43rd Street. Tickets, priced $45 and $50, are available by calling (212) 840-2824 or by visiting For more information visit

Here are some photos from backstage, the curtain call and the after-party held at Tony's Di Napoli restaurant on West 43rd St:

From left: Sean Palmer, choreographer Josh Rhodes, Noah Racey and Kendrick Jones backstage

From left: Scott Siegel, Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker and Barbara Siegel

Sierra Boggess and Debbie Gravitte
Jen Cody and Mark Price at the after party

Natalie Venetia Belcon and Scott Coulter backstage
Paul Schoeffler and Cheyenne Jackson backstage

Sierra Boggess and Sean Palmer at the after party
Emily Skinner

Curtain Call

Curtain Call

All photos by Aubrey Reuben

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