Joe Patrick Ward (at piano) is flanked by the amazing cast of "The Grave White Way". (from left) Lesli Margherita, Joshua Finkel, Craig A. Curtis, Amy Rutberg and Shannon Stoeke.
Lesli Margherita sings "My Parents Like Him So" from the fictitious 1933 musical "Riverboat Regina".
Sing "Lovelier Than the Loveliest Things I Know" from the fictitious 1937 musical "Too Comfy for Kissing".
Annie (Lesli Margherita) and Helen (Amy Rutberg) sing the title song from the fictitious 1962 musical "Oh Helen", based on "The Miracle Worker".
Lizzie (Lesli Margherita) sings "Bury the Hatchet" from the fictitious 1956 musical-operetta "40 Whacks 40", as her doomed father and stepmother (Joshua Finkel, Amy Rutberg) look on.
Yeehaw! It's the rousing opening number from the fictitious 1943 musical "Wichita!". (from left): Lesli Margherita, Shannon Stoeke, Craig A. Curtis, Joshua Finkel and Amy Rutberg.
Cast sings the song "Wow" from the fictitious 1975 musical "An Ensemble of Insignificant Non-Speaking Roles That Sing and Dance in the Background".
The cast sings the showstopper "Join the Chorus While You Can" from the fictitious 1959 musical about the end of the world, "Do I Hear a Boom?".
Joshua Finkel sings this "Gershinesque" number from the fictitious 1942 musical "Spud Crazy" (written by the also-fictitious brothers Gus and Gideon Pusman).
Joe Patrick Ward sings "Curtain Down" from "The Grave White Way".
Sarah directed "The Grave White Way" in Los Angeles and Kay was the choreographer. Kay was involved with the show from its earliest beginnings (as an actress, then choreographer).
The extraordinarily gifted company of the Los Angeles production: Joshua Finkel, Shannon Stoeke, Lesli Margherita, Craig A. Curtis, Amy Rutberg and Joe Patrick Ward.
The "Cabaret" version of "The Grave White Way" first played at the Cinegrill, located in the famed Roosevelt Hotel in downtown Hollywood.
The original Cinegrill cast included (from left) Craig A. Curtis, Kirsten Benton, Robert Yacko, Elizabeth Smith, Joe Patrick Ward, and Kay Cole.
From the fictitious musical "Mama's Boys", Kay Cole (as Stalin's mother) sings the ballad "Love Him More", backed up by Kirsten Benton and Elizabeth Smith (as the mothers of Hitler and Mussolini).
Elizabeth Smith (as "Annie Sullivan") and Kay Cole (as "Helen Keller") sing the showstopping title tune from "Oh Helen!".
Cast members for the second NYC reading included Stephanie J. Block, Jim Caruso, Shannon Stoeke, Amy Rutberg and Craig A. Curtis.
Photos from various productions