Music by Jeffrey Lodin
Suggested by Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, and set in 1955 amid the sexually charged hijinks of Whittney College, this rollicking, romantic comedy finds Coach Benedick and English Literature Professor Beatrice Stanton waging their "merry war of wits." Love, laughter and a little mischief are on a spree in this high-flying, heartwarming musical that puts the comedy back in musical comedy!
Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 20th, 5:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 24th, 9:00 pm
Book and lyrics by Fred Sauter
80's rock excess meets the Creature Feature. It's 2012 and Carly, an exterminator hell-bent on avenging her mother's freak death, has accidentally mutated NYC Bedbugs into bloodthirsty killer Hair Metal Rock Gods. Sweet sidekick Burt has a plan, and troubled Canadian chanteuse Dionne Salon has stumbled onto the scene. But will Carly listen to them and save NYC--or be seduced by her own creation? www.bedbugsmusical.com
Schedule: Sep 16th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 4:30 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 4:30 pm, Sep 27th, 4:30 pm, Sep 27th, 11:00 pm
Music & lyrics by Rick Crom
America’s most romantic gangsters outwit and outrun a relentless (yet always ladylike) J. Edgar Hoover to the delight of the poor and downtrodden, as their relationship changes from “strictly business” to reluctant love. Funny, tuneful, and historically dubious, Bonnie and Clyde: A Folktale is a good ol’ musical about the bad ol’ days.
Schedule: Sep 16th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 7:00 pm, Sep 21st, 5:00 pm, Sep 21st, 9:00 pm, Sep 27th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 5:00 pm
Music and lyrics by David Pack
What if the rise and fall of the DotCom decade happened in one day? In this hysterical musical “dot-comedy” nobody knows what the Silicon Valley company go4itt.com does, but everybody including Matt is willing to sacrifice his dream to get a piece of this pre-IPO dot com. Will his greed get the better of him? Or will he flush his future down the toilet to join hottie hippy Harmony's quest to save the oh-so-rare yellow-bellied hoo-doo? The show was inspired by author Karen Paull's real-life experiences working in the dot-com world. www.thebubblemusical.com
Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 18th, 6:30 pm, Sep 20th, 3:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 3:00 pm, Sep 28th, 5:00 pm
Lyrics by Bobby Houston
Music by Randy Courts
Step into 'El Club Voodoo,' an illegal cabaret on a side street in Havana, where impresaria Lolita presides over an unruly troupe of dancing girls, dissidents, bootleggers and drag queens. On the night Castro himself decides to take a look, farce turns to fiasco -- and the troupe has no choice but to set sail for Florida in a converted '56 Chevy. Castronauts is a spicy blend -– a witty backstage comedy and an unexpected profile in courage.
Schedule: Sep 16th, 8:00 pm, Sep 18th, 10:00 pm, Sep 19th, 6:30 pm, Sep 21st, 9:30 pm, Sep 24th, 9:30 pm, Sep 28th, 9:00 pm
by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen
Endless parties. Skipping classes. Drunken hook-ups. And…um…finding yourself? COLLEGE: The Musical offers a tuneful take on modern campus life – celebrating the ridiculousness and pure fun of dorm living and reflecting on the growing up that somehow goes on amid the insanity.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 10:30 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 10:30 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 10:30 pm
Sally Kaplan is so in love with the world she's created in her hit comic book Cyclone, she lets it seduce her away from her real life. Set in the glitzy, seedy, sexy Coney Island of the Roaring 20's, her heroines fight the bad guys and always save the day. But when tragedy strikes in the real world, Sally must find a way to rescue herself. For all the little girls who dreamed of being a hero and for every woman who IS… Dare to take the ride!
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm
Directed by Randy Brenner
Book and Lyrics by David Pevsner
Music by Stephen Bates, Jamie Forsyth, Mark Hummel, Chris Lavely, Michael Orland, Jeff Rizzo, Michael Skloff and David Pevsner.
Additional material by Bruce Vilanch.
Down and dirty meets brains and heart as The Fancy Boys sing, dance, and strip in this risque and way gay Vaudeville/Burlesque mini-extravaganza...a Vaudelesque! From David Pevsner (a creator of "Naked Boys Singing"), starring Jim J. Bullock, directed by Randy Brenner, with sets by James Noone and lighting by Jason Kantrowitz, you'll hoot, you'll squirm, you'll laugh your G-string off! Please be advised that this production contains nudity and adult content.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 11:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 11:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm
Book & Lyrics By James Millar
The Hatpin is the true story of a single mother, Amber Murray, who advertised her baby in a newspaper trading column in the hope of saving his life...and ended up embroiled in one of the most captivating, moving and exciting criminal trials in Australian history. This gripping musical drama by young Australian writers James Millar and Peter Rutherford comes to NYMF following an acclaimed run in Sydney.
Schedule: Sep 15th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 4:30 pm, Sep 20th, 9:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 24th, 8:00 pm
Book by Mark Houston, Francis J. Cullinan and Dianne Sposito
En route to musical stardom in Nashville, The Heavenly Belles – a female family singing trio from Heaven, Oklahoma – take an unexpected detour to Kansas City where an unusual inheritance wreaks havoc with their plans. A handsome cowboy, a kindly Miss-Fixit and a "can-do" decorator all chime in with the Belles as they face the music (and each other) in this lighthearted, tuneful romp!
Schedule: Sep 16th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm
Terrence Atkins & Jeffery Lyle Segal
Directed by Michael Berry
Choreographed by Michelle Weber
A jaded reporter in search of a story. An adorable alien looking for love. A small town diner in need of a waitress. Intergalactic sparks and saucers fly in this screwball comedy that might just turn out to be the story of the century.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 7:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm
Music by Buddy Sheffield and Keith Thompson
'Tater country is turned spud-side-up in IDAHO! when a mail order bride comes to town and falls in love with the wrong man. Born (out of wedlock) from the golden age of musical comedy comes a new love story...a twisted tale of wife stealin', spud peelin' and double dealin' at a time when men were men and Aunt Pearlie carried the shotgun.
Schedule: Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 5:00 pm, Sep 28th, 5:00 pm, Sep 28th, 9:00 pm, Sep 30th, 9:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm
A chance encounter one cold Christmas Eve leads songwriters Jason and Ben to question each other and themselves. On the “loneliest night of the year,” they play a game of sexual and psychological manipulation in this new indie rock musical about the violence that lies within. www.jasonandbenthemusical.com Please be advised that this production contains graphic language and adult content.
Schedule: Sep 24th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm
Music by Kyle Rosen
This tuneful Kleban Award-winning musical brings to life the real psychological phenomenon that makes ordinary tourists in Jerusalem come to believe they are figures from the Bible. When a host of characters including Noah, Jesus, God, and not one, but two, Virgin Marys are led by Moses in an Exodus from the hospital psych ward, the result is a journey that is both hilarious and heartwarming.
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 9:00 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 5th, 5:00 pm
The relationship of two adult brothers is tested in this unforgettable music-play which explores the long-term affects of child abuse on a family. Jerry is likeable and shy; his brother Mike is a macho family man. When Jerry is accused of sexually abusing his young nephew, the brothers must reconcile their love for each other with the grim circumstances that force them apart.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 1:00 pm, Sep 20th, 4:30 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 8:00 pm
Max is a serious boy. Suzette is a light-hearted pig. Max’s father is the most temperamental of French chefs. When the neighborhood Countess announces her plan to come to dinner, Max and Suzette are sent deep into the French woods to find that rarest of gastronomic delicacies: the truffle. Nothing goes according to plan. MAX AND THE TRUFFLE PIG is a sparkling new musical for all ages.
Schedule: Sep 15th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 4:30 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 20th, 4:30 pm, Sep 21st, 4:30 pm, Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 4:30 pm
Book by Martin Casella and Larry Dean Harris
Lyrics by Mark Winkler
Music by Phillp Swann
Additional Music by Jim Andron, Michael Cruz, Marilyn Harris, Robert Kraft, Emilio Palame, Joe Pasquale, Dan Siegel, Larry Steelman
In 1953 Hollywood, gay life was a world of shadows, innuendo and fear, but at Mary's Hideaway, a stiff gin, a wink and a hot jazz number made it all worthwhile.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 am
THE ROAD TO RUIN (The 1928 Exploitation Musical), where sex delinquency, neglectful parents, bottled water and Christians bring down Little Sally Canfield, "The Nicest Girl at Central High." BUT NEVER FEAR: by the final curtain, justice is served and redemption achieved through good works, cookies and dogs.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 8:00 pm, Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm
She Can't Believe She Said That! recounts the true story of talkshow hostess Kathie Lee Gifford over thirty years, creating an identity out of thin air to achieve national fame… and international infamy. The original Kathie Lee-sical, this loony satire from one of the writers of SOUTH PARK is like Evita crossed with cheese -- Velvevita, if you will.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm
When the folks at Hanover farm hear their long-lost big city half-sister - "that other woman's child" - is coming to Kentucky to claim her share of the farm, all hell breaks loose! They've dreaded this moment for twenty years, and they ain't gonna let no city woman take what's theirs. Little do they know that she's actually coming to connect with the family she never knew. That Other Woman's Child is a joyful, bluegrass-laced look at the trials and tribulations of the ties that bind.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 5:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm
Book and lyrics by Daniel F. Levin
Inspired by first-hand accounts of the Jewish Underground in the Warsaw Ghetto, To Paint the Earth tells a fictional account of the resisters and their families, exploring how a broken community was brought to one of history's most stunning and inexplicable decisions--to fight a last battle they had no chance of winning.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 5:00 pm, Sep 27th, 5:00 pm, Sep 27th, 9:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 9:00 pm
Twilight in Manchego maps the story of Esau Munsey, who leaves a haunted past in the city to teach fourth grade in a provincial elementary school. But his intentions to provoke change in an outdated education system distract him from the students he really wants to inspire. When Esau's history repeats itself and the small town of Manchego is struck by tragedy, Esau must finally put to rest the ghosts of his past and make peace with himself and his choices.
Schedule: Sep 25th, 8:00 pm, Sep 26th, 7:00 pm, Sep 27th, 9:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm
Music & Additional Lyrics by Mira J. Spektor
Lyrics by Colette Inez
Additional Lyrics by Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley & William Wordsworth
Spend a summer holiday of intrigue and possibilities, ghosts and secrets, where Dr. Frankenstein's Monster is born on a Swiss lakeside estate, Villa Diodati. There the beautiful, tormented Mary Shelley, her lover, the brilliant rebel poet, Percy Shelley, the scandalous Lord Byron and his mistress Claire sing about, love, death, sex and the creation of art.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 8:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 1:00 pm, Sep 27th, 4:30 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm
When a young man sneaks away to the seedy wood on the outskirts of his Normal town, his community is forced to face the secrets, desires and dreams long relegated to the shadowy confines at the fringe of their society. The result is a night complete with spandex clad color guard enthusiasts, shirtless Christians, quarreling divas, undercover mothers and a trio of Fairies who sing, dance and put En Vogue to shame from the stalls of a public men's room. www.woodthemusical.com
Schedule: Sep 15th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 4:30 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm
When Superheroes, live theater and tap dancing collide, the result is Chicago Tap Theatre's Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen. With moments of intense action, irresistable humor and heartfelt emotion, this is the show that proves that tap dance is the perfect medium for theatrical expression. Follow the exploits of Elizabeth, as she and her best friend Daphne become the Hourglass and the Secondhand. They duke it out with the nefarious Conductor and her violin-playing Trio of Terror. Ultimately, Elizabeth's boyfriend, the vile Nick Prickley, gets possession of the source of the Conductor's skills, the last siiver of wood from the Tree of Knowledge, which grants great and terrible powers... The Hourglass and the Poisoned Pen is produced by Chicago Tap Theatre, www.chicagotaptheatre.com and the new York Musical Theatre Festival. The Hourglass features a wide range of music, with each character represented by a different style of music and includes Mozart, Sia, The Ditty Bops, Shiny Toy...
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 4:00 pm
Sophia's Fall is an intense dance/rock retelling of the creation story... with a twist. Sophia, the feminine divine and Lucifer's lover, drives the action and music of the story, with a supporting cast of angels, devils and two curious humans. A five-piece rock band and fluid, modern dance choreography round out a dark, tuneful score. To download the complete demo soundtrack and for lots more information on Sophia's Fall, visit www.sophiasfall.com
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 1:00 pm, Sep 19th, 4:30 pm, Sep 20th, 9:00 pm
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Choreographed by Matt Williams
Directed by Mark Robinson & Matt Williams
IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN GENIUS AND MADNESS?
Set to an all-Beethoven score, WARD 9 is an exhilarating, tragicomical story told entirely through dance. Committed to this mythic asylum are history's most notoriously insane artists and intellectuals, including: Vincent van Gogh, Howard Hughes, Vivien Leigh, Bobby Fischer, Sylvia Plath, Ludwig van Beethoven and Vaslav Nijinsky!
See what happens when they clash with the Head Nurse as she attempts to "cure" them of their creative madness. But will she do more harm than good? Is their madness the key to their genius?
Straitjackets, padded rooms, and electric shock treatment are the orders of the day. Strap yourself in and get committed, because it's medication time on WARD 9!
Schedule: Sep 18th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 5:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 21st, 7:00 pm
Music by Dan Acquisto
Directed by Elizabeth Lucas
Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse, Daryl Gray, Maurice Brandon Curry, Jeff Shade and Shea Sullivan
This unique, danced-through musical, created especially for NYMF '08 and choreographed by five of today's most talented young choreographers, begins where the tabloids left off. A completely fresh look at Leona Helmsley, one of NYC's most colorful characters, and the one man who loved her, the many others who did not, and her dog...who inherited 12 million bucks.
Schedule: Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 2:00 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 4:00 pm, Sep 28th, 7:30 pm
Born poor. Born black. Born female.
Four rebellious spirits journey far beyond their pre-ordained lives. Breaking barriers of slavery, class, gender and race, each overcame tremendous obstacles to attain her dream of entering the heralded world of science. They led amazing lives…yet they remain footnotes of history.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm
Book by Joshua Robinson
"Fairy Tales just got fabulous! This super-fierce Sleeping Beauty Redux follows the banishment of the evil queen – drag queen, that is! – and her revenge: to put the sweet-faced young prince to an enchanted sleep from which he can only be awakened by his one true love...his squire. A sly poke at the politics of gay marriage by way of Fairyland."
Schedule: Sep 19th, 1:00 pm, Sep 19th, 4:30 pm
Book by Phyllis Lynd and Martha Kearns
with Additional Dialogue by Soir Aniroc and Scott Tobin
Judith Carlin is the first female President of the United States. Her husband Dan is the first First Gentleman. Will the first Firsts persevere through thick and thin, sickness and health, Oval Office romance and garbage-slinging goobernatorials? See how the votes add up in this new musical comedy that takes a good hard look at the ins and outs of politics -- in and out of the bedroom.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 4:30 pm
Straight lines, curved lines, body lines, blood lines. Lines of fire, lines of communication. Lines we sometimes shouldn’t cross and lines we always should. Composer/lyricist Timothy Huang (The View From Here) examines the word itself; its meanings, its uses and its power in a brand new song cycle that travels from rock, to Americana, to contemporary theater, to R&B and back again. Five versatile actors lead us through twelve stories; some thrilling, some sweet, some wickedly absurd, all of which question what happens when the line that separates black from white becomes irreversibly blurred revealing only shades of gray.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 10:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm
ZOUNDS! Tyranny abounds! Can Robin Hood save the day with a handful of daredevil orphans and a swashbuckling Marian? Find out in this rowdy rock musical comedy adventure.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 2:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 5:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Monty Holamon
Adapted from Alfred Jarry's Ubu Plays
Ubu: A 'Patamusical adapts all three of Alfred Jarry's infamously absurd Ubu Plays (Ubu King, Ubu Cuckolded, and Ubu Bound) into one new absurdist musical. Watch Pa Ubu kill the king, raid the treasury, go to war …and buy Ma Ubu a good, stout umbrella. Merde!
Schedule: Sep 16th, 4:30 pm, Sep 16th, 8:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Craig Nehamen
Wrapped is a hip-hop musical that carries you into the soul of a struggling man, one part artist, three parts husband and father. Broken by the cold-hearted music industry and left hopeless to satisfy any of his wishes for his family, Benny crafts an unthinkably noble plan that unfortunately has nowhere to lead but the dumps. When all inevitably goes awry, he's left fighting twice as hard to try to put things back together for himself and his family.
Schedule: Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm
After becoming the youngest songwriters ever to win the Jonathan Larson Award last year, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Edges, White Noise) have been touted as two of the most refreshing voices in contemporary musical theater today. The boys take the stage with some of Broadway’s hottest performers (including Steven Booth, Tituss Burgess, Gavin Creel, Mary Faber, Chelsea Krombach, Patina Miller, Krysta Rodriguez, Shayna Steele, Aaron Tveit, Natalie Weiss and others TBA) to rock The Zipper with their soul and pop-infused musical styling.
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 10:00 pm
Micah and Nicholas, two harmonizing homos with their ears perked for the latest sounds in the cutting edge world of musical theatre, concoct mangled love ballads and disjointed show stoppers to delight the twisted, sentimental show queen in all of us. THE GAY AGENDA has a single goal: Complete and utter world domination through SHOWTUNES. Come. Listen. Be offended. Songs have never dripped with such innocent sass and biting satire. Experience the wonder that is their blog at: http://thatgayagendaband.wordpress.com!
Schedule: Sep 27th, 11:00 pm
Hailed as “perhaps the most important young writers in musical theatre today,” Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk bring their unique blend of pop and musical theatre to the Zipper Theatre. Join Kait, Brian and some of the best new voices on Broadway for a laid-back evening of songs from Tales from the Bad Years, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown, and more.
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 10:00 pm
Featuring songs by Jim Bauer, Randy Courts & Mark St. Germain, Rick Hip-Flores, Gihieh Lee & Tim Nevits, Peter Mills, Peter Mills & Stephen Weiner, and Maryrose Wood & Andrew Gerle
Celebrate ten years of innovative new musicals from Prospect Theater Company! Join Broadway stars and Prospect members in an anniversary retrospective of songs from THE TAXI CABARET, THE FLOOD, ILLYRIA, DIDO (& AENEAS), THE ALCHEMISTS, LONELY RHYMES, THE PURSUIT OF PERSEPHONE, THE TUTOR, THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW, IRON CURTAIN, TOCK TICK, THE ROCKAE, THE BLUE FLOWER, and HONOR.
Schedule: Sep 21st, 9:00 pm
Music by Jill Sobule
With no one else to turn to after a family tragedy, a tormented teen confides in the animals in her father’s neuroscience laboratory—and one night an animal talks back! As her unexpected spirit guide steers her deeper into treacherous emotional waters and her father tries to pull her back, the young woman wonders—am I healing? or am I dreaming? Or are we all? Experience the story as a live musical graphic novel featuring music by acclaimed singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, narration by critically-lauded monologist/musician David Cale and the illustrations of artist Kelly Hanrahan. Special appearances by Broadway’s Manu Narayan and Off-Broadway’s Rebecca Hart (Dead City).
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm
Book by Jill Jaysen
What do you get when you combine Mia's ancient Chocolate Soup recipe with her semi-sweet middle school b.f.f.'s? An intoxicating delicacy that seems to be having quite an effect on everyone in the neighborhood, except for Mia's new neighbor, Justin. Justin is more concerned with saving the polar bears than with the big Chocolate Soup party that Mia and her friends are planning. Geez, what's wrong with him? Will Justin come to his senses and attend the party or is┬áthere actually something more important than chocolate? Find out in this musical tale how middle school mayhem transforms into a movement. Melt Chocolate Not The Ice Cap!!
Schedule: Sep 21st, 3:00 pm, Sep 21st, 6:30 pm, Oct 4th, 2:00 pm
Blending music, dance, theatre, and comedy, Freshly Tossed features artists who take an innovative and exciting approach towards musical theatre. Curators Wendy Seyb and Mark Lonergan have brought together an outstanding group of artists who blend music and comedy in intriguing and surprising new ways. Wendy Seyb (Walmartopia, School Daze, But I’m A Cheerleader) presents two excerpts from her repertoire, including her latest work, FAITH, which was a smash at DanceBreak 2008, and DRUNKEN FANTASY, an excerpt from School Daze. Mark Lonergan (CUT TO THE CHASE, THIS WAY THAT WAY) presents two new excerpts from his company Parallel Exit’s tap comedy TIME STEP, featuring performers and co-creators Ryan Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland. Choreographer Ray Hesselink (Billy Elliot, Imagine Tap) presents a work of brand new choreography; and performer Chris Allison, one of America’s leading professional clowns, presents a classic act, "Chris and His Big Balls."...
Schedule: Sep 22nd, 7:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 9:30 pm
Remarkably similar to a 1975 film about a killer shark that stalks the residents of a copyright-protected island, this show includes sexy late-night skinny-dipping, a rapping fisherman, a break dancing policeman, and a 100% Autopsy Dance Party. Plus, it's wildly popular in snowy Canada ("Best of the Fringe", Toronto and Winnipeg). For more information, visit: www.giantkillershark.com.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 11:00 pm
What happens when naughty, edgy, silly, experimental puppetry procreates with musical theatre? A strange, wild and wonderful demon baby that can only be called A Puppet Music Thing – NYMF's first-ever slam of short works showcasing music and puppetry from socks to bunraku, by artists from all over New York and beyond!
Schedule: Sep 23rd, 7:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 9:30 pm
NYMF @ Nite - Parties and Nightlife
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm
Schedule: Sep 15th, 9:00 pm
ETdC Projects’ Lab presents 10 Minutes of Happiness by Roi "Bubi" Escudero, a site-specific installation-cinema™, projected on the alley’s wall at The Philip Coltoff Greenwich Village Center. Bubi’s distinctive dream-like super sized virtual murals bring together images, from her performance-art pieces presented at The New York Musical Theatre Festival: After Charlie (2004), La Playa (2005), what@trip! (2006), Antonin…mon Artaud (2007) and Bubi's new performance-art-cinema™ piece, 10 Minutes of Happiness.
Schedule: Sep 20th, 9:00 pm, Sep 20th, 9:20 pm, Sep 27th, 9:00 pm, Sep 27th, 9:20 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:20 pm
Eight women gather for the holidays to discover that the master of the house has been murdered. What's more; the telephone wires have been cut, the car has been thrown out of gear, the eight are trapped inside, and without a doubt, the killer is among them! Watch the ladies discover the murderer (and themselves!) in this live adaptation of the popular film, teeming with twists, turns, and pop music!
Schedule: Sep 10th, 7:30 pm, Oct 8th, 7:30 pm
A group of disparate youths help a twelve year-old girl and her grandfather overcome potential tragedy and find common ground. Currently in development at BergenPAC, the show features a pop/rock band and a high-energy cast of ten Broadway-bound kids between the ages of nine to nineteen.
Schedule: Sep 15th, 7:00 pm, Sep 21st, 7:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 7:00 pm
In this comedic musical fable based (very loosely) on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” New York Republican mayor announces his engagement to his Democratic opponent. Meanwhile, the Fairies of Central Park are manipulating two pairs of lost lovers, a troupe of amateur actors and the mayoral candidates! Result: a rollicking tale of comic confusion set to a glorious, original score. For tickets, visit www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444, House Seats for Industry Professionals, call 908-233-3200 or 908-591-0850.
Schedule: Sep 18th, 3:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 3:00 pm
A sampler of rare live telecasts from the 1950s (preserved on black and white kniescope) and color telecasts of two classic musicals.
Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m. Armstrong Circle Theatre: Brigadoon
Saturday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m. Of Thee I Sing
Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. The Colgate Comedy Hour: Anything Goes
Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. Dupont Show of the Month: Junior Miss
Suggested donation: $10, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for children under 14
(212) 621-6600; www.paleycenter.org
Schedule: Sep 20th, 2:00 pm, Sep 20th, 3:30 pm, Sep 21st, 2:00 pm, Sep 21st, 3:00 pm
A single New Yorker, finds the search for her soul-mate both comedic and poignant as she receives help from her three married friends, all dealing with relationship troubles of their own.. The journey has just begun... For more info go to www.soulsearchingamusical.com For tickets, visit www.SmartTix.com or call 212-868-4444
Schedule: Sep 15th, 9:00 pm, Sep 21st, 9:00 pm, Sep 22nd, 9:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 9:00 pm
The humorous and touching true story of how, blessed with a remarkable streetwise voice, Susan Collins sang her way out of the Glenwood Projects to work with a galaxy of stars including Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, KISS, ELO, John Lennon, SNL and more, all in their heyday. “Susan Collins is my favorite singer . . . period!” -Paul Shaffer, Late Night with David Letterman
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm