Full Productions | 2013 Next Link Project
Conceived and Developed by Andrew Kato
At St. Edward's Academy, two seniors make a harmless bet on whether they can influence an unsuspecting freshman to break a few rules to succeed. But when the transaction goes recklessly out of control, the boys become entangled in a fight for their own academic and personal survival. Inspired by Goethe’s Faust, Academy is a pop chamber musical about boys learning to become men—and remaining true to themselves.
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 5:00 pm, Oct 10th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 4:30 pm, Oct 17th, 4:30 pm
Golden boy Ben Little is embarking on his next great adventure: college. Everything comes crashing down, however, when he inexplicably jumps from the window of his sixth story dorm room. Astonishingly surviving the fall, Ben returns home—where nobody will talk about what happened or ask questions that might tear apart their picture-perfect world.
Schedule: Oct 9th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 4:30 pm, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Oct 17th, 1:00 pm, Oct 18th, 4:30 pm
September 1991, New York City. An unemployed stats geek and a small-time bookie realize that their passion for sports is keeping them from maintaining a job or a girlfriend. Combining forces, they set out to create the ultimate sports fan experience—and, in the process, pull their lives together—in this “bromantic comedy” of a musical. www.fantasyfootballthemusical.com
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 11:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 11:00 pm
Music by Matthew roi Berger
Lyrics by Randy Blair
Nothing is going to make rock-and-roll rebel Robert Grisetti stay at fat camp this summer. That is, except for one ex-Navy Seal father, two suspiciously cheery camp counselors, and a 12-foot barbed wire fence. Visit Camp Overton, a weight loss retreat for hefty teenagers, as secrets, sex, S'mores, and self-image collide in this new musical comedy exploring the trials and triumphs of being "the fat kid."
Schedule: Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 9:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 5:00 pm
Based on the play The Lass wi the Muckle Mou by Alexander Reid
The locals in a Scottish pub take us back to 1603 where renowned minstrel Thomas The Rhymer has set out to write his masterpiece: a heroic ballad of mortal derring-do. But when he is cursed by the Queen of Elfland with a tongue (and a quill) that cannot lie, and confronted with a world that refuses to play by storybook rules, Thomas's heroic masterpiece seems determined to remain unwritten in this rollicking Scottish musical comedy.
Marrying Meg follows Thomas as he chronicles the fate of 22-year-old Meg, still unmarried due to one of his rhymes about her admittedly large mouth. Meg's father, Sir Gideon, finds a solution in a young 16-year-old captured in battle. Will he marry Meg? Or be hanged for treason? All ingredients for the kind of true story Thomas The Rhymer has been looking for.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 5:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:00 pm, Oct 6th, 9:00 pm
Additional music by Joshua Mwai, Morris Otis Omollo and Helen Akoth Mtawali
DJ Lwanda’s voice rings out daily on local radio, leading and inspiring the Nairobi community of Kwa Maji. But Anna Mali, an avaricious real estate diva, craves the land beneath their slum. She seduces the fiery young DJ away with a job at a top nationwide station, and organizes a violent campaign to terrorize the people of Kwa Maji. When the government and media turn a blind eye to the decapitated bodies in the streets, DJ Lwanda must return home to expose the truth. But at what cost?
Performed in English with Swahili.
Appearing through the kind support of Safaricom, Kenya’s Leading Telecommunications Company.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 15th, 11:00 pm
Movie stars are sainted, anti-depressants are mandatory, and a tiny computer resides in every good citizen’s brain. My Illustrious Wasteland—equal parts sci-fi epic, social satire, and high-energy rock show—is an exhilarating ride through a wildly imagined future America. Watch as virtual lovers Mogs and Sunny encounter ghoulish tabloid reporters, pushy pop-up windows, terrorist hippies, drug-pushing clergy, and a ruthless Hollywood bad-boy President who presides over his perpetually distracted public.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 5:00 pm
When the local executioner’s son, Skip, falls in love with the rebellious Luna, he and the other upstanding residents of Mortland, USA are shattered by a crisis of faith. Dangerous family secrets and festive beheadings are the norm in this haunting and darkly comic indie-rock musical examining a town crippled by fear and troubled by its past.
Schedule: Oct 8th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 12th, 5:00 pm, Oct 12th, 9:00 pm, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Oct 17th, 9:00 pm
Cinderella marries Prince Charming and 20 years go by in a flash - or a flicker, this is the Dark Ages. Their curious daughter Dusty raises a lot of questions and more than a few eyebrows. Dusty's diva Queen grandmother wants her married off as soon as possible, and she wants Cinderella to finally start acting like a princess. When sweet young Scoop collapses at the palace gates with news of the Plague sweeping the neighboring kingdoms, they have to hatch a plan. Is it too late for fairy godmothers?"
Schedule: Oct 9th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 10th, 4:30 pm, Oct 13th, 4:30 pm, Oct 14th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Oct 18th, 1:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Matthew Alvin Brown
Book and additional Lyrics by Tom Stuart
the fantastical odyssey of a man finding himself by losing himself
Flamboyant local rock hero Zachary Blasto struggles with personal demons as he relives both painful and joyous memories during a radio retrospective of his career. Based on the album and film of the same name, this Prog-rock concert with a story is a circus-like dissection of broken hearts, life through a liquor bottle, and rebirth through loss.
It began as an album, came to life as a film, and now it’s unleashed as a live, psychedelic rock and roll experience. This prog-rock concert with a story is a circus-like adaptation of the indie film and concept album of the same name. The “Rainbow” film world premiered at The South By Southwest Film Festival in 2008 and made it’s international debut later that year as part of The Athens International Film Festival. The stage show takes its first breath in October as part of The New York Musical Theatre...
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:30 pm, Oct 10th, 8:00 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 17th, 4:30 pm
Music by Don Breithaupt
Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt
Eddie "Bare Knuckles" McSorley and "Gentleman" Joe Sullivan are two rival boxers in love with Jean, a feisty reporter, in this tough and tender original musical set in Hell's Kitchen in the '30s. A black-and-blue romance with a bruising climax and a colorful cast of pugs, thugs, and dames, Seeing Stars explores the world of "boys being boys" and the women who love them.
Schedule: Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 5:00 pm, Oct 11th, 4:00 pm, Oct 13th, 9:00 pm, Oct 16th, 9:00 pm, Oct 17th, 1:00 pm
A tale of enduring passion and hope, The ToyMaker tells the story of Sarah, a young woman who is struggling in her marriage after two failed pregnancies. Rumors of a childless toy maker of the past set her on a desperate search for the last toy made by this man. Thus begins a journey that spans the globe and time itself. Sarah's quest to find the 'childless toy' and solve the mysteries of a village destroyed by war lead her to a destiny of fulfillment she once thought impossible. www.thetoymakermusical.com
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm, Oct 12th, 9:00 pm, Oct 13th, 1:00 pm, Oct 17th, 9:00 pm, Oct 18th, 4:00 pm
Catalina de Medici, queen of France, engages in bloody crimes and inexpressible cruelties against her own people in her quest to enthrone her son, Henry d’Anjou. Politics and passion are interwoven throughout one of history’s most sordid events in this electrifying and magnificent musical tale of horror. Sixteenth century French history comes to life in a modern-day Mexican Pop Opera!
Performed in Spanish with English supertitles.
Presented by the TJMTC Mexican Youth Theatre Company. For more info about TJMTC, please visit www.tjmtc.org
Schedule: Oct 8th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 1:00 pm, Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 12th, 1:00 pm
Book and Direction by Andrew Carl Wilk
Story by Allan and Pat Harris
Cross That River depicts the sometimes tragic, sometimes humorous life and times of Blue, a run-away slave who escapes to Texas to become one of America’s first Black Cowboys. The story transports the audience to the unsettled West of the 1860’s through compelling storytelling and infectious music that ranges from country and bluegrass to soul, blues and rock gospel. An entertaining and personal story of hardship and perseverance, Cross That River is ultimately about our single most precious birthright – freedom.
Schedule: Oct 12th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 4:30 pm, Oct 16th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 11:00 pm, Oct 17th, 1:00 pm, Oct 18th, 4:30 pm
In this rock 'n' roll fable, two friends stumble across the world's last surviving vampires. Offered the chance to live forever, one man is seduced while the other barely escapes with his life, setting in motion an even greater fight for survival. At the crossroads of humanity and immortality, lies...THE CURE.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 10:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 9:00 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm
Book by Sam Forman and David Eric Davis
Can Christian Mohammed Schwartzelberg stay true to himself and still get the girl? Or will he lose her to the guy in leather pants? Set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's indie music scene with a gallery of hipsters, stoners, artists, cougars, songwriters and puppeteers, F#@KING UP EVERYTHING is a rock musical comedy with heart. And ironic t-shirts.
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 11th, 4:30 pm, Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 4:30 pm, Oct 15th, 11:00 pm, Oct 16th, 8:00 pm, Oct 17th, 11:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Billy Butler
A graphic novel comes alive on stage when Edna, Chloe, Harry and Thad stumble in to a night of rock music that can raise the dead! Will the girl get the girl? Never has there been a Halloween love story like this with mystery, magic and a cartoon caper that will scare you silly.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 12:00 am, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm, Oct 10th, 11:00 pm, Oct 11th, 4:30 pm
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, count to three… Now picture a no-holds-barred steel cage match between Mel Brooks, Bruce Lee, Monty Python & Axl Rose. Wait…What? Edward Nando is a lonely embalmer. Emily is his lost love (unfortunately, she’s dead). But Ed has a special purpose… Enter a pistol-shootin’ Texan madman, A groovy Russian scientist, And one bad-ass Dalai Lama. Oh, yes – all hell is about to break loose.
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 5:00 pm, Oct 8th, 9:00 pm, Oct 9th, 1:00 pm, Oct 10th, 5:00 pm, Oct 10th, 9:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Michael Holland
Napatree, Rhode Island, 1938: As the tourist season comes to a close, a young meteorologist's unconventional prediction of impending disaster goes unheeded by his superiors, resulting in one of New England's greatest natural catastrophes. With a vibrant score by award-winning songwriter Michael Holland which incorporates elements of Depression-era pop, folk opera, and contemporary song, this epic musical, brought to life by a cast of 30, ultimately emerges as a testament to hope, endurance, rebirth, and survival.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 6th, 5:00 pm, Oct 9th, 5:00 pm, Oct 10th, 9:00 pm, Oct 13th, 5:00 pm
It's tough keeping up with the Joneses when your neighbor's kid is the Messiah. Consumed by jealousy, Rheba Iscariot pushes her son Judas to be better than Jesus - and we all know how well that turns out. A new musical comedy by the Tony-nominated writing team of Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, Judas & Me is a hilarious look at life with the ultimate biblical stage mom.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 7:00 pm, Oct 4th, 5:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 9th, 7:00 pm, Oct 11th, 5:30 pm
With book and lyrics by Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), The Last Smoker in America is an original, four-character musical comedy about a dysfunctional family struggling to survive in a world where smoking has recently been outlawed. Pam, an English lit professor at a small college, is having an impossible time trying to quit smoking. Her husband Ernie dreams of being a rock star and relentlessly practices his electric guitar in the basement. Their teenage son Jimmy listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black. Their nosy, anti-smoking zealot neighbor Phyllis lurks around trying to catch transgressors mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for the right to light up as The Last Smoker in America?
Schedule: Oct 12th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 4:30 pm, Oct 16th, 11:00 pm, Oct 17th, 8:00 pm, Oct 18th, 1:00 pm
An original musical comedy about two diet-crossed lovers and their quest for the perfect diet. Connie and Stevie seem like the ideal couple until a humiliating search for a size sixteen wedding dress pushes Connie to leave her chubby would-be-hubby to become a fanatical follower of Dr. Dan, diet guru and host of American Weight Loss Idol. Soon Connie is starring on TV as his newest singing weight-loss sensation, prompting love-lorn Stevie, her Jamician friend Lulu, and Sister Rose the Nutrition Nun to stop her before she becomes the ultimate Skinny B*tch.
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:30 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 4:30 pm, Oct 17th, 8:00 pm
Music by Judd Woldin
Lyrics by Richard Engquist
Lorenzo DaPonte, libertine and librettist, was driven out of Venice by furious husbands, fled Vienna to escape a furious emperor, and snuck out of London to avoid furious creditors. His spirited rise to fame and subsequent freefall from grace is the stuff of operatic legend. An epic tale befitting Mozart’s most famous collaborator and the true love that saved him in the end.
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 9th, 5:00 pm, Oct 9th, 9:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm
Music by Michael Rasbury
Lyrics by Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury
Max Understood is an invitation into the life of a 7 year-old boy with autism. As Max embarks on a transformative odyssey beyond the confines of his parents’ apartment, his unique perspective reveals the beauty and mystery of the world around him. This innovative "sound-scaped" musical is written by Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury and will feature direction from celebrated opera and theater director David Schweizer.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 8:00 pm
Music by Will Aronson
Dae-woo’s been saving his first kiss for someone like Mi-Na but is she as perfect as she seems? Things get weird for a naïve professor when he realizes his new girlfriend may be a seductive serial killer. Based on the hit Korean film and featuring the cast of the award-winning Seoul production, this darkly unpredictable romantic comedy knows that love and trust should go hand in hand… even when there’s a severed limb hiding in the kimchi fridge.
Performed in Korean with English supertitles.
My Scary Girl is an official selection of the NYMF-DIMF International Production Exchange. For more information about DIMF, please visit www.dimf.or.kr/english
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 5:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm
Directed by Ryan J. Davis
Monique is going to be the next Alicia Keys. Her brother is on track to be bigger than Thurgood Marshall. But none of this matters when their world is filled with violence, apathy, and broken promises. Can they keep faith when there’s no reason for hope? Mixing pop, R&B and hip-hop to crank up the volume on the voice of a new generation saying “yes, we can,” Street Lights depicts the struggle, hope, ambition, anger, injustice, love, and the promise of a new generation as inner-city teenagers coming together to take back their community center from the drug dealers who now control the neighborhood. In the process, they bring hope to their community and learn how powerful they are when they stand together.
The groundbreaking score of Street Lights is unlike any musical theater score you've heard...it takes the most current pop music styles and shapes them into modern musical drama, creating a whole new sound for the musical stage. ...
Schedule: Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 7:00 pm, Oct 17th, 1:00 pm, Oct 17th, 5:00 pm, Oct 18th, 1:00 pm
Music by Grant Sturiale
The late 1970’s. Latin America.
Corruption. Insurrection. Revolution.
The seemingly peaceful country of El Mirador in truth struggles under the bloody heel of a ruthless dictator Tacho; who conceals the unrest with a smoke screen of prosperity and stability. Russell Price, a young American photojournalist, is swept up in the passionate culture of a world in turmoil and is confronted with a decision that will stir his passion, challenge his personal beliefs and professional ideals as he searches for the “One Picture” that will define his career and the future of a country.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 9:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 12th, 5:00 pm
For all his good intentions, Charlie Weiss just can't get it together. But everything changes after his strong-willed girlfriend, Anna Pink, forces him into a self-help group where Charlie encounters disturbed Superheros--The Swan, Ice Man and the legendary Mr. Perfect---desperate to share their troubles. When their petty squabbles escalate, will Charlie choose to save the world, his relationship or himself? Whatever Man.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 7:30 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm
Music by Daniel S. Acquisto
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Choreographed by Daryl Gray, Darren Lee and Shea Sullivan
Conceived by Melinda Atwood, Sammy Buck, Dan Acquisto, Daryl Gray, Giovanna Sardelli, Darren Lee and Shea Sullivan
Fame. Some want it. Some get it. And some reject it. Andy Warhol predicted it: everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes. Andy welcomes you into his world of pop art, dance, music, film and fleeting celebrity, as three different stories come together at a party that travels from The Factory scene of the 60’s to today’s world of reality TV and YouTube.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 3:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 8:00 pm
Music by Various Artists
A troupe of Broadway dancers prepares to go on the road under the pressure of a fastidious and demanding choreographer. During their final rehearsal, the cast goes through the paces of one show-stopping number after another – set to classic jazz recordings – working through the uncertainty, headaches and hilarity of the intense process of making art, and raising the age-old question: will the show come together?
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR ENCORE The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company pulled out all the stops with its performance of Encore, a riotous new full-evening piece of razzle-dazzle entertainment. Back Stage Encore is both the title of Gwirtzman’s new dance suite and the response it’s likely to inspire. Executing his tricky syncopations and intricate patterns at breakneck tempos, the dancers can’t help but smile. The New Yorker None of Gwirtzman’s...
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 5:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm
Music by Wayne Barker
What if a 1950’s Midwestern housewife got so sick of making meatloaf every Tuesday night that she snapped and ran away to Las Vegas? What if her mother could drink like Dean and her daughter entertain like Sammy? And what if this housewife went from the silent and submissive bottom to the tough, impulsive and calculated top of the heap? LIVE! NUDE GIRL! is an original musical that tells the story of a once in a lifetime chance for a 50’s housewife to break out of her rut into something original and cool.
Schedule: Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 4:30 pm
Based on the book Herr Nightingale and the Satin Woman
Pursued by Scotland Yard, the WWI hero-turned-smuggler Nightingale and his alluring companion, The Satin Woman, hunt for an elusive Golden Caterpillar which brings its possessor untold wealth. But they are not the only ones seeking it – so are the master criminals Gospodinoff and Chang! From London to Cairo, Istanbul to India, China to Buenos Aires, intrigue, double-crosses, romance, and anthropomorphic creatures abound. This sensual and surreal tale features a score by the legendary Leiber and Stoller.
Schedule: Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 5:00 pm
When rebellious blue blood Venetia can't get accepted into the early ‘80s London post-punk music scene, she escapes to Manhattan with American hustler Andy. Together, they reinvent her past as a “Watford slumdog” and launch her into musical stardom. But as things spiral out of control, she risks losing everything.
Schedule: Oct 14th, 4:00 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm
Text by William Shakespeare
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
Sparks fly when a brilliant young poet falls victim to Puck's notorious flower and enters a love triangle with his songwriting best friend and a beautiful woman named Sylvia. With the passion and poetry of Shakespeare's sonnets and a soaring, acoustic score, bask under The Greenwood Tree and savor a modern love story laced with classical seduction.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm
Music by Jonathan Goldstein
Music Direction by Jeff Lodin
Stage Direction by Igor Goldin
A beautiful, French immigrant arrives in New York Harbor. There's something different about her, something larger than life. It's the age of optimism, but there's a recession going on, and immigration is a hot-button issue. Powerful political forces are working against her, and a precious few see her potential. LIBERTY tells the story of one statuesque immigrant's struggle, strife and success in the ever-evolving country she's come to symbolize.
From Pedestal to Stage in 2010.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm
Lyrics by: Michael Blevins and Beth Clary
Music by: Michael Blevins, Scott Knipe, Bruce Sacks and David Wollenberger
A tap-dancing writer’s Broadway ambitions are thwarted because his new musical lacks a real love story. Forced to develop the show at a performing arts camp full of spoiled, rich, and in some cases neglected stars of tomorrow, he finds he can no longer tap-dance around his issues and succumbs to the true call of his heart. Count to Ten is a cross-generational, dance-filled, upbeat musical everyone can “tap” into!
Schedule: Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 1:00 pm, Oct 16th, 5:00 pm, Oct 17th, 5:00 pm
DEEP COVER is the story of a once-famous rocker who collides with an alluring young woman who has a clever plan for his come back…a plan that hinges on murder. A rockin’ book and score by Michael Wolk, explosive staging by internationally-acclaimed choreographer Dan Safer and electrifying music direction by Broadway icon Larry Pressgrove [title of show] guarantee that DEEP COVER is not musical as usual!
Schedule: Oct 12th, 8:30 pm, Oct 15th, 8:30 pm, Oct 16th, 7:30 pm, Oct 17th, 2:00 pm, Oct 17th, 6:00 pm
Music & Lyrics by Mark Shepard
Conceived and Developed by 4e Productions
Mr. Turner, an English teacher at Lincoln Elementary, has given his students an assignment to write letters about something unfair in their lives. When his 10-year-old daughter, Caroline gets into a fight with Billy the bully, she receives the ultimate "unfair" treatment - she's grounded! Sent to her father's study as punishment, she discovers the folder of letters. As they come to life in this whimsical musical, everyone grows and learns to get along, transforming an awful day into an awesome one!
Schedule: Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:00 pm
Book & Lyrics Written by Bradford Scobie
Directed by Scott Faris and David O'Brien
Composed by Christian Dyas & Bradford Scobie
Additional Music by Paul Leschen
Costume Design by Chase Tyler
Produced by Chase Tyler and Lisa Wisely
This kiddy show for adults is the naughty little fairy tale of how one filthy and flamboyant New York snowman saves Christmas. Join Moisty and all his friends; a homeboy elf, a lesbian rag-doll, and the Baby Jesus, as they struggle to save Christmas from the witchy and glamorous Mayor Bloomburger-Meisterburger.
Schedule: Oct 8th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 11:00 pm, Oct 10th, 11:00 pm
A completely improvised hour-long musical! Using an audience-suggested title, everything is made up on the spot without ANY writing or planning, including the music, the lyrics, the singing melodies, the characters, the choreography, the plot, the dialogue and anything else you can think of. Fun for all ages!
Schedule: Oct 9th, 10:30 pm, Oct 11th, 9:00 pm
Extinction! IN THE YEAR 2005, the Oxford Hair Foundation predicted that due to globalization and population intermixing, by the year 2100, the recessive gene which causes red hair would be... EXTINCT.
IN THE YEAR 2009, we redheads have taken matters into our own hands. A world without redheads is no kind of world we are going to let happen. If heads have to roll, well, they sure as hell won't be red... heads.
Schedule: Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 11:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 11:00 pm, Oct 4th, 4:30 pm, Oct 8th, 11:00 pm
NYMF @ Nite - Parties and Nightlife
Book by Evan Storey
Join in the hilarity of a 50 minute therapy session of woe and heartache with a sex starved head case (played by Christina Cataldo) belting hits such as ALL BY MYSELF, I DROVE ALL NIGHT, THE POWER OF LOVE, IT’S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW, and many, many more!
Schedule: Oct 13th, 8:30 pm
Book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon
Straight from its critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at New World Stages, we bring you the ROOMS A Rock Romance album promo party. Enjoy live performances of songs from ROOMS and hear tracks from the forthcoming Time Life cast album. ROOMS features music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights Big City, Alive in the World) and book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon (Tiny Dancer, Easterhouse).
Schedule: Oct 14th, 8:30 pm
Multi-award winning composer and lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver brings sexy schoolteachers, provocative rent-boys, obsessive homicidal teenagers, and fairy dust to rock out at NYMF!
Directed by Travis Greisler, this concert features a ridiculous cast including ALEX BRIGHTMAN, NICK BLAEMIRE, KATIE THOMPSON, CAIT DOYLE, MORGAN KARR, LINDSAY MENDEZ, NATALIE WEISS and 17 more, singing their faces off to Ryan’s eclectic work with a seven-piece band. Ryan is the recipient of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2009 Jonathan Larson Grant, a 2009 MAC nominee and the composer of Darling and Mrs. Sharp (recently featured at Playwrights Horizons, starring Jane Krakowski). Rated RSO sold out when it played Joe’s Pub in May so don’t miss it this time around!
Schedule: Oct 5th, 7:00 pm, Oct 5th, 9:30 pm
music by Derek Gregor
directed by Igor Goldin
Irreverent, soulful, and insightful, Sing, But Don't Tell explores the many eccentricities of isolation and connection in the modern city. An evening of original songs by Carner and Gregor (Unlock'd, NYMF 2007 - "Best Of Fest," Talkin' Broadway "Best Original Theatrical Score" and "Best Musical"), Sing, But Don't Tell combines glorious harmonies and musical comedy with elements of progressive rock to weave together the musical stories of 5 New Yorkers, as they struggle to break habits, get out of ruts, and shed their urban armor.
Schedule: Oct 18th, 3:00 pm, Oct 18th, 6:00 pm
Performed and Choreographed by Rubén Celiberti
ARGENTINA passionate! is a genuine, sensual and passionate musical spectacle embodied in a multimedia performance-art piece. It reflects the Argentine idiosyncrasy through its culture, music, dance, and its zest of life. Through a series of tableaux and connected musical vignettes, the audience will discover and explore an Argentina beyond Tango. Performed by RUBÉN CELIBERTI! Interpreting Carlos Gardel, Astor Piazzolla and other Argentinean legends.
- Mario Fratti (NINE) Award Winning Playwright/Critic - American Oggi -is saying:
“Passion and Tango!” “Roi "Bubi" Escudero's Argentina Passionate is a genuine jewel“ “A real success!”
Schedule: Oct 5th, 9:30 pm, Oct 6th, 9:30 pm, Oct 7th, 9:30 pm
Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the wildly popular weekly soiree, brings a sprinkling of Broadway glitz and glamour to the legendary Birdland in New York City. Every Monday night showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, creating an impromptu variety show with jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair, and the audience is invited to participate in the musical fun. It's the party that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house party around a nine-foot concert grand piano. CBS-TV called it “Extreme Open Mic!” For more information, go to www.CastPartyNYC.com.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 9:30 pm, Oct 5th, 9:30 pm, Oct 12th, 9:30 pm
MEL & EL are about to make a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to march for LGBT equality. but first they gotta do a show! MEL & EL: GAY MARRIED is a musical Laverne & Shirley meets Sex & the City with a lower shoe budget and a higher ratio of in-your-crotch comedy. Hailed as "outrageous" by The New York Times and "hilariously squirm-inducing" by the Village Voice, real life best friends and award-winning NYC cult phenomenon MEL & EL have brought down the house at Ars Nova, Gotham Comedy Club, The Box, The Zipper, Birdland, The Stonewall Inn, Therapy, and The PIT. Their hit song "Fagnet" won the Backstage Bistro Award for Outstanding Musical Comedy Number and they were recipients of the Collaboration Award given by the NY Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media. Join the girls at Comix as they ponder the fashion choices of their teens, the feasability of having George Michael as a neighbor, and the likelihood of getting gay married.
Schedule: Oct 8th, 7:30 pm
As part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, on October 10 and 11
The Paley Center for Media will screen a sampler of musicals written
exclusively for television including The Bachelor (1956),
starring Hal March, Jayne Mansfield, Julie Wilson, and Carol Haney,
with music and lyrics by Steve Allen (plus additional songs by Ervin
Drake); Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates (1958), starring Tab Hunter, Peggy King, and Dick Button, with music and lyrics by Hugh Martin; and Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966),
with an all-star cast including Jimmy Durante, Nanette Fabray, and
Agnes Moorehead, and music by Moose Charlap and lyrics by Elsie
Simmons. In addition, the Paley Center will also screen the 1967
television adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, starring Robert Goulet and Mary Grover.
The October 10 Hans Brinker screening will include a special seminar with stars Dick Button and Peggy King, moderated by Bill Rudman (Sirius XM, On...
Schedule: Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 10th, 3:00 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm, Oct 11th, 3:00 pm