Full Productions | 2013 Next Link Project
Musical Director, Brian Nash
Conceived by Jess McLeod & Eric Louie
Directed by Jess McLeod
Broadway and Off-Broadway's best take on the songs of pop sensation Ben Folds, whose offbeat cast of characters, biting lyrics and virtuosic melodies have rocked and touched the music world for over a decade. Back by popular demand after selling out its NYMF 2006 performance, with more great performers and twice as many songs, the concert will feature such well-known Broadway talents as Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Will Chase (High Fidelity), Lillias White (Tony winner for The Life), Greg Naughton (Alive in the World), Chip Zien (Falsettos), Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Ashley Parker Angel (Hairspray), Stephen Bogardus (Falsettos), Kevyn Morrow (Ragtime), Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens), Michael Arden (The Times They Are A Changin’), J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys), Michael Winther (Mamma Mia!), and Liz McCartney (Taboo). Join us at 7pm Monday, March 26 at the Zipper Theatre! General admission tickets are $50. V.I.P. tickets (with a post-show...
Schedule: Mar 26th, 7:00 pm
Some of the best musical theatre songs aren't from musicals at all, but the pop/rock cannon. Come to a night featuring the best characters and story songs from diverse singers and songwriters like Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Stephen Merritt, and dozens more.
Schedule: Jun 18th, 7:00 pm
Music by Larry Pressgrove
The Angle of the Sun: a musical about the seductive tug of art and love; ambition and sex; Soho lofts and Arkansas streams. With joie de vivre, reckless abandon and a compulsive need to laugh at life, painter Jan Frankel moves through the fog of first love to the bracing clarity of honest artistic vision.
Schedule: Sep 17th, 7:30 pm, Sep 18th, 4:30 pm, Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm
Book by Matt Board, Jane Caplow, Kate Galvin, Luisa Hinchliff, and Joe Slabe
A sold-out hit at the 2006 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, this hilarious musical follows a community theater group as they attempt to stage a new adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. From chaotic auditions to a climactic tap off, bad theater has never been so good!
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 11:00 pm, Sep 29th, 4:30 pm
Lyrics by Frank Evans
Music by Christopher Berg
The heartwarming untold story of World War II British war brides and the American soldiers they loved. Back Home follows the women's two year struggle to be reunited with their husbands. The Philadelphia Inquirer called Back Home "the little musical that could " and The Norwich (CT) Bulletin honored the muiscal as "Best of the Year."
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm
Directed by Andy Sandberg
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"
Bernice Bobs Her Mullet is a fun, makeover-musical about a young redneck who leaves her podunk hometown to experience life in the big city...Little Rock! And it isn't long before she discovers the scariest part of urban living... spoiled teenagers! Soon, Bernice gets swept up in the glamor and politics of popularity and learns the hard way that you shouldn't let it go to your head.
Based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"
Schedule: Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 1:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 4:30 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm
Music and Additional Lyrics by Joe Maloney
David lives in his bathroom. He never comes out. His mother feeds him thin, flat food she can slide under the door. He has everything he needs. David has obsessive-compulsive disorder and he's not going anywhere... until he meets Julie... and discovers that there might be something - or someone - on the other side of the door that will make it worth opening...
Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 9:00 pm, Sep 21st, 4:30 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel
An affectionate and hilarious send-up of bad 50s sci-fi movies, The Brain From Planet X tells the story of an alien invasion circa 1958. A Brain and its two alien cohorts, Zubrick and Yoni, arrive on Earth and plan to take over the San Fernando Valley --starting with the happy nuclear family, the Bunsons. It's the first step on the road to their quest of taking over the entire planet and to destroying the family unit. It's tuneful, toe-tapping, and terrifyingly fun.
Schedule: Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm
Jane Austen's novel comes to life in this delightful musical comedy. In the twon of Highbury, Emma Woodhouse sets about matchmaking her protege to the town's vicar, but the scheme backfires. Mistaken notions of who loves whom turn Emma's world upside-downb until she discovers what she had long denied: Cupid's bow is pointed at herself, and love can be found from an unexpected source.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm
Music by Alastair William King
Long Island's Fiorelli Vineyard is the setting for a vintner's wife's mid-life crisis and the 'unholy' way she tries to resolve it. While you're there, you'll find a 9-year-old wine prodigy who talks to saints, a 13-yr-old karate kid with cerebral palsy who gets the girl, a lesbian wedding, and -wait for it- actual Divine Intervention! All this plus a kick-ass pop/rock score. Come laugh, cry and rock out with the Fiorellis and decide for yourself what makes a family!
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 4:30 pm
Music and Lyrics by Charles Gilbert
Sex, guilt and opera make for a hot summer in South Philly! When Francis Geminiani comes home from Harvard to his working-class neighborhood, he faces his biggest challenge yet: coming out to his macho father, Fran. Based on the long-running Broadway comedy, Gemini the Musical features a cast of unforgettable characters and a score as tasty as good South Philly gravy.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 4:30 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm
Music by Peter Hilliard
A boozing, womanizing crooner is haunted by the misdeeds of his past in this sexy and swingin' comedy, set at the end of radio's golden age. It's 1956, and caddish crooner Dean Newhouse's once-successful radio variety show is facing a dangerous new foe...Television. As Dean struggles to keep his show afloat, his bitter and double-crossed cast plots his come-uppance, in this innovative and hysterical reinvention of the controversial classic Don Giovanni!
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 11:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
Music by David King
What makes a hero?
Mothers and sons, a blood sport and a war: this potent material is the subject matter of this new Australian musical. From the battlefields of World War 1 to the boxing rings and music hall stages of Australia and America, "The Good Fight” plots an epic journey of two young men. One a national icon, the other a mere soldier. They are caught between their personal beliefs and those of a war mongering government.
The Music Theatre Department at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts is Australia’s most prestigious music theatre course. WAAPA is honoured to present their graduating students in this powerful work.
Schedule: Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 4:30 pm, Sep 22nd, 4:30 pm
Lyrics and Music by Gregg Lee Henry
A shy mall security guard woos an even shyer waitress in this tragicomic tale of misfit love, set in Little Egypt, Illinois, in the early 1980's. Pushed together and then pulled apart by their brash, oversexed relatives, and their own crippling insecurities, Little Egypt follows the full ride of life: funny, sad, and when you least expect it, magic.
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm
Book by Fred Landau
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Betuel
Directed by Elizabeth Lucas
From JONATHAN BETUEL’s screenplay for the beloved 1980s sci-fi film comes the cosmically entertaining romantic musical fantasy THE LAST STARFIGHTER. It’s Spring 1983 in a Sierra Nevada trailer park. High school senior Alex Rogan’s hardworking, unrewarded life takes an unexpected turn when he breaks a video game record and is spirited away by the game’s inventor, the alien huckster Centauri, to fight for the Star League in a faraway galaxy. Centauri leaves behind Beta, a body double droid of Alex, to cover Alex’s absence with his mother, brother and beloved girlfriend Maggie while Alex is off fighting the evil Zur and the Ko-dan Armada. Beta’s comic mishaps on Earth with Maggie and the neighbors in the trailer park, and shape-shifting alien assassins in pursuit of Alex on his home turf, alternate with Alex’s heroic starfighter achievements. Alex must reach inside himself to discover his true potential – the...
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 5:00 pm, Oct 6th, 9:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:30 pm
Music by Lewis Flinn
Two people, He and She. A Hotel Room, An Afternoon. No names, No strings, No Commitments. . . No problem ! Then, Love enters the picture ... things get complicated. Like Love, an intimate new musical with a sensuous Jazz influenced Score. Sex was only the Beginning!
Schedule: Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 4:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm
Charleston, South Carolina. 1822. Ex-slave Denmark Vesey strives to buy the freedom of his enslaved wife and two young children. Their love-obsessed master thwarts him. Charleston police then shut down his independent Black church. Will Denmark secretly escape with his family to the safety of the North, or stay to lead his church members and slaves in an insurrection against their oppressors? A powerful new work with a gospel influenced score. [Logo: Sculpture: “Slave In Revolt” by Karl Broodhagen, Barbados. Photograph: R. Norman Matheny. Used with the kind permission of The National Cultural Foundation, Barbados.]
Schedule: Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 5:00 pm, Sep 26th, 9:00 pm, Sep 27th, 5:00 pm, Sep 29th, 9:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm
Nebraska, 1958: the world is closing in on Charlie Starkweather and Caril Fugate, teenage lovers charged with committing eleven murders in the course of a week. Under pressure to confess by dawn, facts blur and loyalties shift, and the question remains: how far will you go for someone you love? Based on the true story that inspired the films Badlands and Natural Born Killers, this world-premiere emo rock musical by OBIE Award-winning playwright Kyle Jarrow (…Children's Scientology Pageant; and Gorilla Man) explores the intersection of love and desire. For more information, visit http://www.lovekillsthemusical.com
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm
Lyrics by Stephen O'Rourke and Brandon Patton
Music by Brandon Patton
Let the battle begin! Shakespeare goes punk as Love’s Labours Lost is transported to the burgeoning rock scene of the 1970s East Village. Two competing punk bands, The [All-Guy] Molotovs and The [All-Girl] Guttersnipes, swear off love in order to stay focused on their music.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 6th, 4:30 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
Hebrew hottie and Hanukkah hero Judah Maccabee is torn between his father Matisyahu's religious orthodoxy and the alluring modern world around him. He tries out for the Olympics, meets a beautiful Greek "goddess" (no, it ain't Xanadu) and discovers his destiny. Along the way, there's doo-wop, a boy band, bad guy Antiochus and the world's first Valley Girl. Forget the business about the oil lasting for 8 nights-- THIS is the true story of Hanukkah, sort of.
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 6th, 4:30 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
based on Jack Donahue's LETTERS OF A HOOFER TO HIS MA
music by Bob Johnston
lyrics by Bob Johnston & Jeff Hochhauser
“My little Jackie, my oldest, has run off to tour in Vaudeville!” So sings Mud Donahue, when her 19-year old tap-dancing whiz of a son sneaks away from home in 1910 for a smalltime New England vaudeville tour, consorting with floozies, flossies and showpeople. What plain-speaking, God-fearing Irish mother wouldn’t be upset?
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 4:30 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm
A Swamp Chorus sings backup to the Zydeco-driven score in this foot-stomping, family-friendly musical soaked in Cajun hot sauce! When the Big Bad Gator spies tasty duck Petite Rouge and her sidekick cat TeJean heading down the bayou, Petite leads him on a wild duck chase through the New Orleans Mardi Gras, all the way to a surprise ending. Saucy and colorful, as you'd expect, from the writer/composer of Junie B. Jones and the Miss Nelson musicals.
A sold-out hit at Imagination Stage, Bethesda, Md, and Childsplay, Tempe, Az!
$1 per ticket will be donated to Musicians' Village/New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity.
Schedule: Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
PIPER is set in late 19th century Boston's Scolley Square. Amid brothels, violent gangs vying for turf, and the insidious presence of a ”strangler,” emerges the story of Jordan, an ex-prostitute, her child, Wilder, afflicted with polio yet with a supernatural abilty to play the penny whistle, and Grimm, a mysterious border who becomes the focus of the search for the serial prostitute killer.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 9:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 1:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Sep 27th, 9:00 pm, Sep 29th, 5:00 pm
Written by Delaney Britt Brewer
Original Music by Brent Lord
Choreographed by Ron De Jesus, Linda Goodrich, Jeff Shade, Nick Kenkel & Matt Williams
PLATFORMS unfolds as a young couple is separated on a crowded New York subway platform. They find experience and perspective... before they find each other.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm
Lyrics by Barry Arnold and John Braden
Music by John Braden and Harold Wheeler
On the road in 1972, a brash young rookie from New York City's mean streets takes on the sport's beloved but aging star in a battle royal for the title of Roller Derby Queen. Rockin' and rollin' with the ten decidedly colorful gals and guys on their team, along the way the rivals meet their match, discovering more than they ever dared to dream about life, love and how the game is played.
Schedule: Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 2:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm
Lyrics by Susannah Pearse
Music by Jared M. Dembowski
The streets of London are dark and foggy as Sherlock Holmes broods on the rise of a new criminal mastermind. But everything changes when the Blunt Diamond is stolen and Holmes must rouse himself to investigate. Is handsome Doctor Watson the key, or is it the mysterious Nurse Mary? Thrilling adventures abound in this mysteriously-romantic comedy complete with dancing bobbies! This musical romp will keep you laughing all the way to 221B Baker Street and back again. The game is afoot!
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 5th, 9:00 pm, Oct 6th, 5:00 pm
An original musical comedy about three old friends-a comedienne, a director, and a writer having the time of their lives entertaining America every week. But the pressures of being funny live on television are child’s play compared to the serious consequences of being forced to name names before the House Un-American Activites Committee. "My Favorite Year" meets "Good Night and Good Luck" in this tuneful look at friendship and show business in the 1950s. Starring Tony nominees Liz Larsen and Brad Oscar.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Masi Asare
Meet Sympathy Jones, a receptionist at an intelligence agency who has big dreams of becoming a super spy. After being passed over for a promotion one time too many, she steals a top-secret file and sets out to stop villainess Kitty Hawk. From gadgets to henchmen, our quirky heroine braves it all and discovers there's more to being a spy than putting on a catsuit.
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm
Music by Roger Neill
Nitzberg and Neill's Gilbert-and-Sullivan-style romantic operetta about white supremacists and Al Qaeda terrorists plotting to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge has already been dubbed "the first great work of comedy to emerge from the post-9/11 little planet of horrors." Winner, "Best Musical of the Year," L.A. Weekly Awards.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm
As introduced on "NBC-TV'S THE TODAY SHOW", "THE KIDS LEFT. THE DOG DIED. NOW WHAT? follows a group of baby-boomers valiantly struggling with the effect of gravity on their bodies, divorce on their hard-won bank accounts, grandchildren on their self-images and the dating scene on their egos.├é┬á Of the 78 million baby-boomers defiantly hanging on their youth, author Carole Lonner has chosen 20 around which to weave her musical.├é┬á Mid-life foreplay is the final frontier.
Schedule: Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:00 pm
Joshua William Gelb
Music & Lyrics by
Inspired by the erotic poetry of Catullus
Tully has lost his memory. But a past of passionate affairs, murder, and countless betrayals is not easily forgotten. A lifetime's worth of writings will force their author to confront the terrible cost of his actions and the formidable fate which awaits him in this daring new musical drama. Featuring Austin Miller and Kate Rockwell of NBC's Grease: You're the One That I Want! Check us out at http://www.tullymusical.com
Schedule: Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 4:30 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 11:00 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm
Music by Derek Gregor
Classical meets pop in this funny, screwball musical set in a world where beauty is everything! In lavish Hampton Court, surrounded by mischievous spirits, feisty young Clarissa fights to win the heart of the Baron from her gorgeous stepsister Belinda. Chaos ensues and teacups shatter when the Baron’s geeky brother Edwin enters the fray. Everyone, grab your scissors, and prepare to become Unlock'd!
Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 4:30 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 1:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm
Featuring the music of Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms
Virtuosa explores the extraordinary life of Clara Schumann through the marriage of words and instrumental music. Child prodigy, pianist extraordinaire, composer, muse to several geniuses of the Romantic era, mother of seven, businesswoman- Clara Schumann was a Superwoman before the term existed. This one woman, one pianist play examines the power of Art to sustain us and the sacrifices it demands.
Schedule: Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 12:00 pm, Sep 20th, 4:00 pm
A new, old-fashioned musical comedy about five wayward, eccentric, isolated, awkward, sweet, naive, nerdy little boys, who are sent away to boarding school in Maine, where they ultimately find acceptance, friendship and even some normalcy. Watch our 6-minute video at YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7mX4KQ8p-0
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:30 pm
Lyrics by Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen
Music by Danny Larsen
The Yellow Wood is a musical kaleidoscope where not-so-normal 17-year old Adam takes a fantastic, unpredictable journey as he struggles to accept all the parts of himself: his ADD, his Korean heritage and his complex relationships with friends and family. The Yellow Wood explores the angst, joy and highly imaginative state of one teen's amazing brain. Directed by Tony Award winner, BD Wong.
Schedule: Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 4:30 pm, Sep 25th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm
Music & Lyrics by Drew Brody
Story by Jared Coseglia & Cory Grant
All his life, Ari Hoffman has dreamed of being the Welter-Weight Boxing Champion of the World. After years of being sheltered and trained by his father in the basement of their synagogue, Ari finally turns pro, taking the boxing world by storm. However, when his promoter orchestrates a title fight on the eve of Yom Kippur, Ari chooses to fight, defying his faith and his family. With an exciting Hip-Hop/R&B-influenced score, Cutman chronicles the story of a young Jewish boxer's struggle between his ambition and his religion.
Schedule: Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm
Featuring: Matt Caplan (Rent, High Fidelity), Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde), Jared Gertner (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and James Monroe Iglehart (...Spelling Bee).
The U.S. Army had a simple plan: Breed a battalion of Jesus Christ clones and turn them into elite super-soldiers. But something went wrong and one of the six million dollar messiahs escaped. Now, they must do the unthinkable: bring him home or take him down.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 11:00 pm
Starring LISA HOWARD, PATTI MURIN, MICHAEL JAMES SCOTT, & FRANK VLASTNIK "RECIPIENT OF THE 2007 NYMF DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD!!!" Never heard of Emmet Taylor Farkas? Well, now you'll never forget him. Naughty! features four actors performing 42 roles from seven of Farkas' 46 outrageous musicals. Helen Keller sings, Peter Rabbit curses, Beaver Cleaver comes out of the closet, and a blues singer leaves her thalidomide lover for a double amputee! It's just that type of show!
Schedule: Sep 27th, 4:30 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm
A musical journey about summer vacation, friendship and elementary school. The music is jumping, the talent’s like a water slide on a hot day. Kid’s will delight in the moment and you’ll remember why they invented summer vacation. So toss the shoes, catch the wave and don’t forget the sunscreen! Suddenly Summer! Music for kids that parents can stand!
Schedule: Sep 21st, 2:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 2:00 pm
Lyrics by Michael Biello
Music by Dan Martin
The Cousins Grimm is a delightful musical comedy about Jackie and Leon, decendants of the Brothers Grimm who are adapting their ancestors’ beloved stories and adding a queer sensibility to them. The Cousins Grimm learn quite a bit about themselves and their alter egos in the process; including revelations that provide a mysterious and magical ending to their work-in-progress. Finalist: 2006 O'Neill Music Theatre Conference and Stages 2007 in Chicago.
Schedule: Sep 24th, 4:30 am, Sep 24th, 8:00 pm
Music by Jeffrey Lodin
RECIPIENT OF THE 2007 NMTN DIRECTOR'S CHOICE AWARD Top of the Heap unfolds as a musical within a musical, written in the heightened style of a golden age of television drama. It's New York City, 1955. Ronny Mauro is a down-and-out nightclub comic who will stop at nothing to appear on live television. But, he soon discovers just how high a price he'll have to pay. One of this year's winners of the National Music Theater Network's Director's Choice award and a winner of the 2006 Global Search for New Musicals.
Schedule: Sep 19th, 4:30 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm
Music by William Wade
WARSAW follows Roman, a young Jewish man, who is trapped inside the Warsaw ghetto, separated from his fiancee, Ana, a Polish Catholic. With a richly harmonic and soaring score, we watch their struggle to reunite against overwhelming odds as Roman joins a small group of fighters who struggle for freedom and dignity. WARSAW is based on true events during World War II and honors the memory of the Ghetto fighters' struggle.
Schedule: Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 5:00 pm
Enthusiastic fans Eli Bolin & Sam Forman perform a series of outrageously funny songs by their favorite cult musical theatre composer, "Chopsticks" Larry Mendelbaum (aka Bolin & Forman). Some Mendelbaum classics on this program include: "Blinded By Love" (From Mendelbaum's 1971 musical Gay Oedipus) "Midnight Train To Moscow" (From the infamous R&B Chekhov adaptation, Tree Sistaz!) and "Naked Brunch" (the title song from what critics have called "the most offensive show of all time").
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 7:00 pm
Director Elizabeth Lucas (NYMF: The View From Here, Captain Gravy's Wavy Navy, The Last Starfighter, Founding Producer) presents an evening of songs from the upcoming rock movie musical Clear Blue Tuesday, featuring the film's extraordinary cast of actor-singer-songwriters. Developed thru improvisation, Clear Blue Tuesday weaves together the stories of eleven New Yorkers whose lives change course after 9/11, exploring how we examine our lives against the backdrop of catastrophic world events.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm
KEGGER is a celebration of music and beer and the stupid things that happen when you put the two together. Fill up at the keg and join Jersey Boy Daniel Reichard and his special guests who will perform classic rock songs all night long. Be prepared to chug beer and dance! (This party is standing room only)
Schedule: Oct 5th, 12:00 am
Songwriters Joe Iconis (2007 Kleban Award winner) and Robert Maddock invite you to come and take a gander at the gooses they’ve been cooking at THE ICONIS AND MADDOCK VARIETY HOUR. A spasmodic concert full of your favorite tunes, featuring special celebrity guests, animal acts, ghosts, confetti (definitely), bubbles (probably), full frontal nudity (not really) and an offensive amount of twinkling Christmas Lights. Directed by John Simpkins.
HEARKEN TO A PIE HOLE: Tantrams and Tales by Joe Iconis and Robert Maddock
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm
A true piano man and storyteller through song, Jeremy Schonfeld (Drift, NYMF '06) chronicles New York through his richly layered blend of rock-theater fusion. Joined by Julie Danao-Salkin, Julie Foldesi, Rob Gallagher, and Amy Spanger Schonfeld will display why he is quickly becoming a sensation on New York's art-rock scene.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm
As Lin-Manuel Miranda prepares to take In the Heights to Broadway in March 2008, he dives into his trunk and serves up songs from his past, present, future. JUNK IN THE TRUNK will be performed by Miranda and cast members of In the Heights, with internationally renowned beatboxer Shockwave providing tasty beats and a bevy of special guests to be announced.
Schedule: Oct 7th, 7:00 pm
Music by Patrick Spencer Bodd, Evan Toth, Kimberly Stern, Noah Diamond, and Amanda Sisk
If Bette Midler, Carol Burnett and Roz Russell all got drunk and did it - Mel & El would be the result. Created and performed by funny femmes Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin, MEL & EL: THIS SHOW RHYMES is an original two-woman show with universal appeal that has been described as a musical Kathy & Mo meets Sex & the City. With music by Patrick Spencer Bodd, Evan Toth, Kimberly Stern, and Noah Diamond and Amanda Sisk, the show features in-your-crotch comedy coupled with songs that are witty (ROOMMATES), heartfelt (SHIGGA DOO - THE HEARTFELT SONG), and irreverent (NICE JEWISH BOYS). After listening to the instant dance hit FAGNET (“F – A – G plus Magnet equals FAGNET!”, Culturebot.org wrote, “We listened to it and well, we’re kvelling. Seriously… this is hot.”
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm
Since his splash onto the New York scene with his 1999 musical Bright Lights Big City, Paul Scott Goodman's work has developed a cult following. Join the singer/songwriter and his special guests, who will perform some of his greatest hits from Bright Lights Big City, Rooms (NYMF '05) and his forthcoming musical, Alive In the World (NYMF '06 Developmenatl Series). Music Direction by Jesse Vargas. Directed by Scott Schwartz.
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Todd Almond (People Like Us at NYMF '05) has quickly emerged as someone to watch on the theater scene. Having performed choice roles such as Charlotte in I AM My Own Wife and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Almond, joined by surprise guests,m takes an evening to present his own material from favorite and upcoming projects. With downtown rockers an theater starts alike flocking to see Mr. Almond--this is a concert you won't want to miss!
Schedule: Oct 4th, 8:00 pm
Nick Jones (ringleader of the pirate puppet rock opera consortium, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang) and Benjamin Ickies (frontman of the 18-piece rock band, Ambitious Orchestra), join forces and combine bands to present new arrangements of their individual work as well as songs from their musical, Little Building.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 7:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by James Walton
Directed by Dean Strober
Somewhere between homage and parody lies the best singing-sock-puppet-themed adaptation of a late 1980’s action movie you’re likely to see this year. Wielding a dizzying array of shadow, bunraku and hand puppets, plus a veritable smorgasbord of gripping musical numbers, we bring you the epic tale of New York cop John McClane as he blows stuff up, befriends a local cop with a weakness for snack cakes, and kicks some serious terrorist ass to save the puppet he loves. Yippee-ki-yay, mother f***er!
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 4:30 pm, Sep 22nd, 11:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 9:00 pm
What happens when you take physical comedy...dance... musical theatre...and mix them all together? Find out as curators Wendy Seyb (Walmartopia, School Daze, But I'm a Cheerleader) and Mark Lonergan bring together some of New York's most exciting artists in search of the next evolution of musical theatre comedy.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 7:00 pm, Oct 1st, 9:30 pm
Music & Lyrics by Matt Corriel
Directed by David E. Leidholdt
JUST ANNOUNCED!!!! INTERVENTION HAS JUST WON THE 2007 MOSS HART MEMORIAL AWARD*!!! *(Often referred to as the TONY AWARD for New England)Intervention - A Teen Musical Comedy. Synopsis: A babysitting stint sparks a comedic avalanche of disinformation when an eight year old boy misinterprets his babysitter's cell phone conversation. Assuming the worst he calls her friends for help, uniting the jocks, thespians, and academics to stage a needless intervention. Rumors inflate and accusations fly as these disparate personalities ultimately learn how to put their differences aside and work together in this hilarious new musical comedy.
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm
Music by Wayne Lyle
The clap of the hand. The stomp of the foot. For over a century, step dancers have used their bodies as musical instruments to create a new physical language. STEP brings this explosive art form to the stage in an exciting new musical, where dance, music, and Afro-urban rhythms and rhymes relay the cultural and personal stories of a new generation… and their link to the past. For a video sneak peek, please visit: http://web.mac.com/basiawinograd/iWeb/Work/Soul%20Steps.html
Schedule: Sep 30th, 2:00 pm, Sep 30th, 5:00 pm, Oct 6th, 11:00 pm
Words by Sammy Buck
Fresh off their triumphant NYMF run of LIKE YOU LIKE IT, Dan Acquisto and Sammy Buck bring you an evening of... HOLD ON. Fresh? LIKE YOU LIKE IT was three years ago. Okay, strike that. Dan Acquisto and Sammy Buck, everyone's favorite second choice for Broadway, off-Broadway, film and TV jobs, show you what it's like to persevere, with songs ranging from wickedly funny to bitterly heartfelt. And if you did see LIKE YOU LIKE IT, you can find out what really happened to it and even hear some cut songs. Other tunes about misadventures in love and work, and never winning a certain performing arts foundation grant each year, will make you feel much better about your life.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm
NYMF @ Nite - Parties and Nightlife
NYMF’S BROADWAY IDOL SET FOR SECOND SEASON
SEPTEMBER 21, 28 and OCTOBER 5 at 10pm
AT STITCH BAR & LOUNGE
ANDREA McARDLE HOSTS
CELEBRITY JUDGES ANTHONY RAPP, MARC SHAIMAN, DENIS O’HARE, LONNY PRICE, MANOEL FELCIANO and STEPHANIE D’ABRUZZO
Admission is $10 and includes a free drink. Who could ask for anything more?
Schedule: Sep 21st, 10:00 pm, Sep 28th, 10:00 pm, Oct 5th, 10:00 pm
Whet your appetite at NYMF Foreplay as you gear up for three weeks of musical theatre mayhem. On September 17th, NYMF celebrates the start of its 2007 fall festival with an enormous party for its friends and supporters. You're invited to join us and enjoy but a mere taste of what's to come!
Schedule: Sep 17th, 9:00 pm
After four years, we've finally done it! On October 7th, we're flipping our tassel and fondly remembering the 133 new shows that have premiered at NYMF since its inception in 2004. We've come a long way, and we want you to celebrate with us. You're cordially invited to our NYMF Graduation!
Schedule: Oct 7th, 9:00 pm
Educational Events & Seminars
September 20th at 5:30PM
Someone Else's Story:
Partnering with a Librettist
Gary Adler, Music and Lyrics "Altar Boyz"
Kevin Del Aguila. Book "Altar Boyz"
Michael Patrick Walker, Music and Lyrics "Altar Boyz"
Charles Gilbert, Music and Lyrics "Gemini The Musical"
Albert Innaurato, Book "Gemini The Musical"
Michael Korie, Lyrics "Grey Gardens"
Peter Filichia - Theatermania, Star Ledger
Unfortunately, there is no Match.com for composers and librettists. Fortunately, some matches are made in heaven. Find out how musical theater writers found the right yin to their yang and formed a writing team that produced one (or more) successful musicals. Learn what qualities attracted them to one another and find out how they manage to work on a day-to-day basis without strangling each other with...
Schedule: Sep 20th, 5:30 pm, Sep 27th, 5:30 pm, Oct 4th, 5:30 pm
Roi "Bubi" Escudero's distinctive dream-like dynamic tableaux fuse the gory characters of the Grand Guignol, the shocking awareness of the Theatre of Cruelty, with the unpredictability of the Absurd, Cafe Concert, Dance, Opera and Tango. Structures are broken down, reality & fantasy are intermingled, and the audience is invited to dance. At the Philip Coltoff Center - 219 Sullivan Street Free event! Reservations only! To make a reservation call 212-628-5190 OR email Jewan52698@aol.com For more information please visit www.etdcprojects.org
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
Girl meets Gang... Girl loses Gang... Girl gets Gang! GIRL GANG follows Didi, an otherwise '50's "clean-teen" looking to escape her oppressive home life, as she stumbles down a path of infamy and eventual redemption in a reform school with other girls-gone-wild! Conceived as a staged '50s 'juvie' film, GIRL GANG is a dramatic musical with a humorous B movie edge. Adult women portray all teenages and men portray all adults, regardless of gender. The acting style is specific to the film era in which the musical is set; a 1950's pulp juvie fantasy mixed with gritty underclass reality; the contrast with our current era creates much of the show's humor.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 8:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 3:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 6:30 pm, Sep 26th, 3:00 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 7:00 pm, Sep 28th, 10:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 3:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by
Take one ingenue following her heart, mix in an archeologist who can't quite remember who he is, an elocution mistress with a secret, and a suave ambassador. Add a lovelorn jungle chanteuse, a mobster with nefarious plans and the wickedest women in the Lost City for this cocktail of an adventure musical with a big Broadway sound. Official website: www.junglequeendebutante.com
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 3:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 3:00 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm
"Live Wire" is a new music series that mixes New York's hottest acts in music and comedy into one jamming showcase. Comix will present musicians trying out anything old or new, comedians not known for singing - performing songs and a blend of the two. As the lyrics state, "Anything goes!" Hosted by legendary DJ Cipha Sounds featuring the creator of "In the Heights" Lin-Manuel Miranda who is joined by Freestyle Love Supreme members Chris "Shockwave" Sullivan and James Monroe Iglehart who also stars in "Spelling Bee." Comedian Christian Finnegan from VH1's "Best Week Ever" will perform a hilarious spoof of "We Are the World" this is a must see. Rounding out the line up is the guitar comedy duo Stuckey & Murray.
Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm
Oct 1 | Mon 8 PM
MAGIC TO DO
Perhaps more than any other composer, Stephen Schwartz is known for introducing a pop/rock vocabulary to Broadway. From his early hits Godspell and Pippin, which ran on Broadway when he was in his early twenties, through his Oscar-winning work in the movie (Pocahontas, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Prince of Egypt) he has created a remarkably varied and colorful repertoire of shows that bubble with humor and compassion. His latest mega-hit Wicked proves that he is undeniably in his prime, and he has a wealth of new projects ready to follow on that success. Join host Sean Hartley for an evening with this fascinating and articulate artist, featuring performances by such exceptional Broadway singers as Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway, Marni Nixon and more. For tickets call (212) 501- 3330
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm
A sampler of famed musicals adapted for television, with salutes to Ethel Merman - whose centenary will be celebrated in 2008 - and West Side Story on the fiftieth anniversary of its Broadway premiere. Saturday, September 29 West Side Story at 50 - 12:30 p.m Includes the "balcony scene" with original cast stars Carol Lawrence and Larry Kert, on the Ed Sullivan Show (1958); a 1958 episode of Look Up and Live, with director/choreographer Jerome Robbins and cast members and a 1961 episode of the WCBS program American Musical Theater with Stephen Sondheim. (90 minutes.) The Best of Broadway: Panama Hattie - 2:00 p.m. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields and B.G. DeSylva (television adaptation by Herbert Baker and supervised by Jule Styne). With Ethel Merman, Art Carney, Ray Middleton, Jack E. Leonard, Janis Carter, Neil Hamilton, and Karin Wolfe. (1954; 60 minutes) Applause - 3:00 p.m. Music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams,...
Schedule: Sep 29th, 2:00 pm, Sep 29th, 3:00 pm, Sep 30th, 3:00 pm
The second offering of our spectacular musical showcase featuring songs of up-and-coming composers in the musical theatre world. In a time when an original musical is a rare occurrence, A New Generation of Song: The Future of Musical Theatre, gives new musicals a chance to be heard and appreciated.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 7:00 pm, Sep 29th, 7:00 pm, Sep 30th, 7:00 pm
Pent-up King Pentheus takes on Dionysus and his frenzied female fans when the god of wine and theater returns to Thebes. Get ready for moshing Maenads and thrashing catharsis in this rock musical adaptation of Euripides' classic, The Bacchae. Drama Desk-nominated writer Peter Mills fuses the intensity of heavy metal with the violence of ancient Greek tragedy. Music & lyrics by Peter Mills, adapted by Mills & Reichel, directed by Cara Reichel Sept. 15 – Oct. 14, 2007 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street
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Schedule: Sep 15th, 8:00 pm, Sep 16th, 7:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 3:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 3:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 3:00 pm, Oct 10th, 8:00 pm, Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 12th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 3:00 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 14th, 3:00 pm