Orphan Train, the Musical, pulls into Grand Central Station

And what a charmer this show is!

From  stage veterans (Steve Blanchard, DeWitt Fleming) to newcomers (Marymount Manhattan College senior Katie Brady) to upstarts (Rosie O'Donnell's Theater Kids), everyone delivers musical theatre style and spunk.

Kudos to creators L.E. McCullough (book), Doug Katsaros (music), Michael Barry Greer (lyrics) and Pat Birch (direction) - and may the show inspire many audiences to make a different in their world, just as the people involved with the Orphan Train did back in 1872.  

Director Pat Birch below - explaining she's wearing sweatpants because they didn't get into the space at GCT to tech the show until midnight the night before - and she'd been up ever since (2:30 pm here).

 

Hope Sings founder with recording artist Consuelo (Vanderbilt) Costin - yes, the same Vanderbilt as the name on the hall at GCT where the show was performed. How cool is that?

Hope Sings founder with recording artist Consuelo (Vanderbilt) Costin - yes, the same Vanderbilt as the name on the hall at GCT where the show was performed. How cool is that?