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Posted by NYMF on 3:51 pm May 20th, 2013
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the lineup of special events, concerts, student productions, and free developmental readings for its 10th annual festival. The festival also announced three additional full productions. This year's Festival will begin July 8th and continue through July 28th.
NYMF wins a Drama Desk Award!
Posted by NYMF on 5:03 pm Apr 29th, 2013
The Newest Additions to the 2013 Line-Up!
Posted by NYMF on 5:29 pm Apr 29th, 2013
One of the most anticipated announcements of NYMF's season is finally here: we've got more productions to add to the summer slate!
NYMF Announces Selections of New Work For 2013 Next Link Project, Plus Tenth Annual Festival Dates
Posted by NYMF on 12:01 pm Mar 1st, 2013
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the selections for the 2013 Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer service program. Titles will be seen at the tenth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival, which will run July 8-28 in New York City.
NYMF News: Gala Recap
Posted by NYMF on 11:37 am Nov 28th, 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED
Posted by NYMF on 2:38 pm Oct 31st, 2012
Due to the Hurricane Sandy all submissions have been granted and extension until Monday Nov 12th. Please check the website for instructions.
NYMF News: Additional Celebs Announced for 2012 Gala!
Posted by NYMF on 5:34 pm Oct 25th, 2012
NYMF Announces Alexis Fishman as the Winner of the NYMF Next Broadway Sensation Competition
Posted by NYMF on 4:34 pm Oct 15th, 2012
Alexis Fishman has been chosen the winner of The 7th Annual NYMF Next Broadway Sensation (NBS) Over 200 people auditioned for NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation.
NYMF Next Broadway Sensation Finalists Getting Ready for Singing Competition's Grand Finale
Posted by NYMF on 6:31 pm Oct 9th, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the eight finalists for the 7th annual NYMF Next Broadway Sensation Competition, who will compete in the competition's grand finale on October 12 at 11pm at New World Stages.
NYMF featured in Variety!
Posted by NYMF on 4:16 pm Aug 31st, 2012
NYMF anoints two musicals
Pair of titles win multiple awards
NYMF's Annual NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation Series
Posted by NYMF on 4:53 pm Aug 31st, 2012
NYMF's Annual NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation series is due to begin this September. Check out all of the details on the website!
Do you have what it takes to be the 8th Next Broadway Sensation?!
Interviewing Isaac Robert Hurwitz
Posted by NYMF on 4:21 pm Aug 31st, 2012
Supersizing the Repertory
Posted by NYMF on 4:47 pm Aug 31st, 2012
Producers talk about the challenges and triumphs of fast-paced repertory schedules.
NY Theatre.com Review - NYMF'S "Le Cabaret Grimm"
Posted by NYMF on 4:09 pm Jul 25th, 2012
Every once in a while an event comes along that changes your standards. In 2009 after witnessing the beauty and power of Mac Rogers' Universal Robots (an under-appreciated masterpiece that should have been on Broadway already) my standards were set for play going. Le Cabaret Grimm, a punk cabaret (sans fairies) by Jason Slavik and Cassandra Marsh has now set my musical standard. And if I were a producer with any cache, I would pick it up, put it a sexy theatre a la Sleep No More (midnight shows would be mandatory) and just let it enjoy the long off-Broadway run it completely deserves.
reviewed by Montserrat Mendez · July 24, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival Kicks-Off with Ben Vereen, Corbin Bleu & More!
Posted by NYMF on 1:29 pm Jul 16th, 2012
Last night, July 9, Ben Vereen (Pippin, Fosse) hosted the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival opening night gala celebrating the season kick off. On hand to show support for the famed fest, which opened last night and runs through July 29, were Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical”), Sheryl Lee Ralph (Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Leslie Krtizer (A Catered Affair), Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys), Jeremy Kushnier (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jack Noseworthy (Sweet Smell of Success), Tom Deckman (Spamalot), Anika Larsen (Xanadu), Melissa van Der Schyff (Bonnie and Clyde), and many more.
BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below!
About Broadway Sessions
Posted by NYMF on 3:12 am Jul 3rd, 2012
Full Slate of Productions, Special Events, and Concerts
Posted by NYMF on 12:59 am May 16th, 2012
Here's the full line up of all of our productions, special events, and concerts!
More NYMF Productions Announced
Posted by NYMF on 1:50 pm Apr 13th, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced 10 additional musical productions for their ninth annual festival. These musicals will play alongside the ten Next Link productions made public last month, as well as several productions, special events and concerts to be announced in the coming weeks. This year's Festival will begin July 9th and continue through July 29th.
NYMF's Requiem for a Lost Girl: Calgary Herald Review
Posted by NYMF on 1:43 pm Apr 10th, 2012
An oratorio on homelessness.
2012 Next Link Project Selections Announced
Posted by NYMF on 5:44 pm Feb 21st, 2012
The Next Link Project empowers emerging musical theatre writing teams as both artists and entrepreneurs by providing the training and relationships needed to help them move their musicals from readings to fully-realized productions and to advance their careers by maximizing the exposure they receive in the Festival. Ten of the Festival's full production slots are reserved for participants in The Next Link Project.
NYMF Announces 2011 Awards for Excellence
Posted by NYMF on 5:16 pm Oct 24th, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2011 Awards for Excellence. Awards will be presented at the Eighth Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 6th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will also be honored for their work in bringing musical theatre to a worldwide, pop-culture audience.
2011 Full Slate Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 12:41 pm Jul 29th, 2011
NYMF announces 2011 full slate of musicals, readings, special events and partner events. NYMF Member Ticket Booking Begins August 1.
NYMF 2011 More Full Productions Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 12:40 pm Jul 12th, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the next round of invited musical productions, a developmental reading series and special events for their eighth annual festival.
First Wave of 2011 Invited Productions Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 10:37 am Jun 16th, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the first wave of invited musicals for its eighth annual festival, which join NYMF’s previously announced Next Link Project productions on the 2011 Festival slate.
2011 Next Link Shows Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 10:47 am May 25th, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the selections for the 2011 Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer service program.
NYMF Networking Extravaganza - June 4
Posted by NYMF on 3:55 pm May 24th, 2011
NYMF Dance Series Submissions Open!
Posted by NYMF on 3:58 pm Mar 14th, 2011
Calling all choreographers! NYMF has begun accepting submissions for its Festival Dance Series through April 15.
NYMF Winter Mixer #3 - Feb 22
Posted by NYMF on 2:40 pm Feb 14th, 2011
Looking to meet fellow musical-lovers like yourself? Then don't miss out on the next NYMF Mixer, February 22, at Hurley's. This latest edition will include the debut of the NYMF Pub Quiz!
2010 Broadway Sensation Hannah Whitney in Concert
Posted by NYMF on 4:04 pm Feb 3rd, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Sh-K-Boom Records are proud to present NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation winner Hannah Whitney in Concert. Hannah Whitney will perform at Joe’s Pub (425 Lafayette Street) on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 11:30pm.
NYMF Winter Mixer #2 - Feb 8
Posted by NYMF on 3:34 pm Jan 25th, 2011
Hang out with NYMF at our Winter Happy Hours! The second of our annual winter mixers will be held at Hurley's on Tuesday evening, February 8.
NYMF Winter Mixer - Jan 18
Posted by NYMF on 6:54 pm Jan 6th, 2011
Want to get involved with NYMF? Then come on down to Hurley's on Tuesday, January 18, when we host the first of our annual winter mixers!
NYMF 2011 Submissions Are Open!
Posted by NYMF on 6:00 pm Jan 6th, 2011
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today that open submissions to the Next Link Project, which guarantees production slots in the 2011 Festival, have begun.
2010 NYMF Awards Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 4:57 pm Oct 21st, 2010
The New York Musical Theatre Festival will honor producers Barry and Fran Weissler (Chicago, Wonderful Town, La Cage Aux Folles, Scottsboro Boys) and the winners of the NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence at the Seventh Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm.
From Lesbian Intermarried Moms to Groucho Marx
Posted by NYMF on 6:08 pm Sep 29th, 2010
by Ted Merwin
The Jewish Week, September 28, 2010
5 Shows That Stand Out at NYMF
Posted by NYMF on 11:15 am Sep 29th, 2010
by Ken Davenport
The Producer's Perspective, September 28, 2010
Six years ago, Altar Boyz debuted at the NYMF. And it changed my life.
Yesterday, the 7th season of NYMF kicked off.
And hopefully, a lot of lives will be changed when it's over.
Creating a Musical Is the Best Revenge (or Catharsis)
Posted by NYMF on 12:58 am Sep 27th, 2010
By PATRICK HEALY
New York Times, September 27, 2010
Posted by NYMF on 12:57 pm Sep 26th, 2010
Backstage, September 23, 2010
By Diane Snyder
The New York Musical Theatre Festival offers exposure and opportunities for new shows.
NYMF Announces Special Events and First Extension Show!
Posted by NYMF on 3:31 pm Sep 7th, 2010
Special events include 2010 NYMF Next Broadway Sensation Competition, ASCAP Foundation Songwriter Showcase, and Commercial Theater Institute Seminar
Anthony Rapp’s Without You adds extra performance after selling out 9 out of 10 performances
Baz Luhrmann Named Honorary Chairman of NYMF
Posted by NYMF on 11:16 pm Aug 23rd, 2010
Luhrmann to host seventh annual season opening night and teach a master class on musical theatre in film.
Plane Crazy in Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals
Posted by NYMF on 10:21 am Aug 5th, 2010
Plane Crazy (NYMF '06) will be developed during the Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals in Issaquah, WA.
NYMF Full Slate Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 7:04 pm Jul 26th, 2010
NYMF announces its 2010 full slate of musicals, readings, special events and partner events.
Newly added full productions: Fellowship!, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Petrouchka, Special Letter, Therapy Rocks, and V-Day.
ACADEMY wins Best Musical at the Daegu International Musical Festival
Posted by NYMF on 11:47 am Jul 13th, 2010
NYMF's 2009 musical, ACADEMY, took top honors at the Daegu International Musical Festival in South Korea, winning Best Musical. Additionally, Corey Boardman took home the award for Best Supporting Actor.
Queer Sighted - Five Can't-Miss Shows at the NY Musical Theatre Festival
Posted by NYMF on 11:03 am Jul 6th, 2010
By Michael Giltz, 06.28.10
The New York Musical Theatre Festival takes place September 27 -- October 17. But you'd better buy your tickets now if you want a chance to see Anthony Rapp's entry, Without You. (You know it's going to sell out immediately.) While we gobble up every show we possibly can, here are five you simply don't want to miss. Think these musicals will come and go and never be heard from again? Think again. Think, in fact, of Next To Normal, Altar Boyz, Yank!, and [title of show], to name just a few.
NYMF Announces More Shows
Posted by NYMF on 11:19 am Jun 25th, 2010
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the 11 musicals that have been invited by NYMF to be presented with the 12 previously announced Next Link Project productions.
Statement on Writers' Contract by Executive Director and Producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz
Posted by NYMF on 8:47 pm Jun 3rd, 2010
NYMF Announces 2010 NEXT LINK PROJECT Selections
Posted by NYMF on 11:38 am Jun 1st, 2010
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the selections for the 2010 Next Link Project, NYMF's primary writer service program. The Next Link Project empowers emerging musical theatre writing teams as both artists and entrepreneurs by providing the training and relationships needed to help them move their musicals from readings to fully-realized productions and to advance their careers by maximizing the exposure they receive in the Festival. Twelve of the Festival's full production slots are reserved for participants in The Next Link Project.
Yank! Honored with Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations
Posted by NYMF on 1:56 pm Apr 26th, 2010
"Yank! A WWII Love Story" (NYMF '05), with music by Joseph Zellnik and book/lyrics by David Zellnik, has been nominated for two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards.
Next to Normal wins Pulitzer!
Posted by NYMF on 4:50 pm Apr 22nd, 2010
NYMF alum Next to Normal has won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
NYMF Extends Deadline to March 3
Posted by NYMF on 9:18 pm Mar 1st, 2010
Due to a website crash that resulted from an unprecedented number of applications, the 2010 Next Link Submission deadline has been extended to March 3.
Festival Application Deadline Extended!
Posted by NYMF on 3:16 pm Feb 24th, 2010
The deadline for applications to the 2010 Next Link Project has been extended to Friday, March 5.
Catch Cassie Wooley's Broadway Sensation concert!
Posted by NYMF on 2:43 pm Feb 19th, 2010
NYMF and Sh-K-Boom Records will co-present 2009 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation winner, Cassie Wooley in her solo concert debut at Joe's Pub on Monday evening, February 22.
NYMF hosts February Mixer
Posted by NYMF on 4:16 pm Feb 8th, 2010
Want to get involved with NYMF but missed out on our January 26 mixer? Then clear your schedule for Tuesday evening, February 16, and come on over to the second of our "winter socials"!
Come to the NYMF Mixer!
Posted by NYMF on 12:35 pm Jan 16th, 2010
Want to get involved with NYMF? Then come on down to Hurley’s on Tuesday, January 26, when we host the first of our annual winter mixers!
2010 Festival Guidelines Now Available!
Posted by NYMF on 11:38 am Dec 18th, 2009
Information about the 2010 Next Link Project is now available on the NYMF website.
Vote for NYMF to win $1M from Chase!
Posted by NYMF on 3:13 pm Dec 8th, 2009
NYMF Announces DIMF and SEUSA Awards
Posted by NYMF on 2:23 pm Nov 11th, 2009
NYMF has announced the winners of the Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and the Stage Entertainment USA Development Award.
2009 NYMF Awards for Excellence Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 5:39 pm Oct 29th, 2009
The New York Musical Theater Festival will honor the winners of the NYMF 2009 Awards for Excellence, as well as NY1 “On Stage” and Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records, at the Sixth Anniversary Season Awards Gala, taking place Sunday, November 22nd at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
NYMF Single Tickets on Sale September 1
Posted by NYMF on 5:18 pm Sep 4th, 2009
Tickets to individual festival events are on sale to NYMF Members now and to the general public beginning Tuesday, September 1st.
NYMF Announces Contestants for NYMF’s “Next Broadway Sensation”
Posted by NYMF on 5:13 pm Sep 4th, 2009
Preliminary auditions were held over the weekend and out of hundreds of auditions, NYMF has selected the 10 finalists that will compete to be the “Next Broadway Sensation.” Belting this year at New World Stages will be: Nathan Brisby, Catherine Brookman, Starr J. Busby, Lisa Marie Gargione, Nkrumah Gatling, Lyle Colby Mackston, Zak Resnick, Angelo Rios, Louise Stewart and Cassie Wooley
New York Musical Theatre Festival Will Present Late Night Events During NYMF @ NITE
Posted by NYMF on 7:57 pm Aug 31st, 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival will continue to party into the night with the highly popular NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation, along with two concerts, an album promotion party, and Opening and Closing Night celebrations.
Diana DeGarmo, Jonathan Groff, Bailey Hanks et al. to Participate in NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation
Posted by NYMF on 7:13 pm Aug 31st, 2009
Next Broadway Sensation and In Therapy With Celine Added to NYMF Events Line-Up
Posted by NYMF on 7:19 pm Aug 31st, 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the return of Next Broadway Sensation, as well as two new cabaret concerts and a performance from the cast of Off-Broadway's Rooms.
Broadway Sensation Auditions To Be Held Aug 29!
Posted by NYMF on 4:28 pm Aug 26th, 2009
NYMF will hold preliminary Auditions this weekend for “Next Broadway Sensation.” Celebrity hosts and judges were also announced today, including “American Idol” Alum Diana DeGarmo, Jonathan Groff, Orfeh, Paul Scott Goodman Bailey Hanks, and Hair cast members.
NYMF Alum The Boy in the Bathroom Receives Industry Reading
Posted by NYMF on 5:41 pm Aug 21st, 2009
NYMF 2007 alum The Boy in the Bathroom is presenting two performances on September 17 at New World Stages.
NYMF Announces Partnership Events, Including The ASCAP Foundation Education Series
Posted by NYMF on 10:09 am Aug 19th, 2009
NYMF will reteam with The ASCAP Foundation to present the its annual Educational Series at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway at 66th Street.
NYMF to Premiere "Clear Blue Tuesday" Musical Movie!
Posted by NYMF on 6:23 pm Aug 13th, 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival will proudly present the World Premiere of Clear Blue Tuesday, a musical movie by Elizabeth Lucas on Thursday, September 10 at both 7pm and 9:15pm.
NYMF Announces the NYMF @ Nite Series!
Posted by NYMF on 5:08 pm Aug 11th, 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival will continue to party into the night with special events, including NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation.
Tickets For Members Are Now On Sale!
Posted by NYMF on 11:48 am Aug 4th, 2009
Tickets for members of the sixth annual New York Musical Festival, featuring works by Tony winner Stew, and Tony nominees Bill Russell, Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar, are on sale beginning Aug. 1.
NYMF Announces Partnership with DIMF
Posted by NYMF on 10:11 pm Jul 22nd, 2009
New York and Daegu Forge a Musical Theater Exchange
More Full Productions Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 6:16 pm Jun 25th, 2009
Come to the NYMF Networking Extravaganza!
Posted by NYMF on 2:35 pm Jun 3rd, 2009
Want to work on a NYMF Show??
Next to Normal wins 3 Tonys!
Posted by NYMF on 2:48 pm May 22nd, 2009
Congratulations to NYMF alumni Next to Normal ('05) for netting three Tony Awards, including Best Score (Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey), Best Orchestrations (Michael Starobin & Tom Kitt), and Best Actress in a Musical (Alice Ripley).
2009 Next Link Shows Announced!
Posted by NYMF on 6:12 pm May 13th, 2009
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced the selections for the 2009 Next Link Project. Twelve of the Festival’s full production slots are reserved for participants in The Next Link Project, NYMF’s primary writer service program. The Next Link Project empowers emerging musical theatre writing teams as both artists and entrepreneurs by providing the training and relationships needed to help them move their musicals from mere readings to fully-realized productions and to advance their careers by maximizing the exposure they receive in the Festival.
Congratulations to Nominated NYMF Alumni!
Posted by NYMF on 1:40 pm Apr 27th, 2009
Awards season is heating up right along with the weather and, of course, that means that NYMF shows are representing in the lists of nominees! We are extremely excited to announce the nominations that NYMF alumni have earned this season...
Support NYMF on eBay!
Posted by NYMF on 6:45 pm Apr 10th, 2009
Want to own a unique piece of NYMF memorabilia?
Next to Normal on Broadway!
Posted by NYMF on 5:21 pm Mar 17th, 2009
Next to Normal begins previews at the Booth Theatre March 27
NYMF's Best of Fest
Posted by NYMF on 4:44 pm Mar 17th, 2009
NYMF presents Best of Fest Monday, April 20th at 7 PM
NYMF Alum 'Rooms' Featured Off-Broadway
Posted by NYMF on 2:55 pm Jan 26th, 2009
2009 Next Link Jury Announced
Posted by NYMF on 3:30 pm Jan 16th, 2009
Playbill News, January 15, 2009
by Adam Hetrick
Birkenhead, Brown, Goodman, and Zambello Will Judge 2009 NYMF Submissions
Donate to NYMF!
Posted by NYMF on 10:57 am Dec 11th, 2008
During this holiday season, spread some cheer and donate to NYMF!
NYMF's Broadway Prom
Posted by NYMF on 12:31 pm Oct 2nd, 2008
Does the idea of a dance remix of "The Ballad of Sweeny Todd" make you really excited?
Then you need to come to NYMF's Broadway Prom!!
Idaho, Fancy Boys, and Play It Cool add shows
Posted by NYMF on 6:33 pm Sep 29th, 2008
NYMF shows extend performances for the final Festival week!
Extensions Announced for More Sold Out Shows
Posted by NYMF on 1:29 pm Sep 23rd, 2008
You better get your tickets fast! More and more shows are selling out, but we've got your last chance to see them!
Sold Out Shows Get Extensions
Posted by NYMF on 10:10 am Sep 17th, 2008
Every year, NYMF shows are so hot that some sell out their runs before they even open, and this year is no exception.
The Festival is finally here!
Posted by NYMF on 10:42 am Sep 17th, 2008
NYMF'08 kicked off on Monday night with a fantastic party at Touch, where more than 700 NYMFies past and present mingled and toasted the Festival with Voga wine and Peak Organic beer.
30 Days of NYMF
Posted by NYMF on 5:10 pm Sep 12th, 2008
Join the NYMF and BroadwayWorld community by reading each day's entry in 30 Days of NYMF.
Sold Out Wood Announces Extra Performance
Posted by NYMF on 4:58 pm Sep 9th, 2008
Isaac Robert Hurwitz (NYMF Executive Director & Producer) announces that the musical Wood has sold out its initial run and that an additional performance has been added Friday, September 19 at 4:30pm.
Tickets on Sale to the General Public
Posted by NYMF on 2:33 pm Aug 27th, 2008
With the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival less than three weeks away, you better start figuring out how to squeeze all of our great shows and events into just 21 days!
Tickets for the general public go on sale starting September 1st.
Auditions for NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation
Posted by NYMF on 2:26 pm Aug 27th, 2008
You know you're a star. You know you belong on stage, in a big spotlight, thrilling the crowd as you sing your heart out. So prove it by auditioning for NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation!
Casting Announced for NYMF 2008 Shows!
Posted by NYMF on 1:25 pm Aug 27th, 2008
It's a NYMF Parade of Stars! Every year, New York's hottest theater actors line up to donate their time and talent to be in Festival shows, and 2008 is no different.
Among those on tap for this season are:
NYMF ANNOUNCES ITS EDUCATIONAL SERIES PRESENTED BY THE ASCAP FOUNDATION
Posted by NYMF on 1:04 pm Aug 27th, 2008
Panel Series to include composers and lyricists from Avenue Q, Legally Blonde, Urinetown, The Wedding Singer and [title of show], as well as legendary composer Charles Strouse.
The ASCAP Foundation will present this year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Educational Series at Barnes and Noble Booksellers at Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway at 65th Street) on September 18th, 25th and October 2nd. The Educational Series provides an opportunity for audience members and aspiring theater artists to learn directly from industry professionals. All seminars are free of charge and made possible through the generous support of The ASCAP Foundation’s Irving Caesar Trust.
NYMF PRESENTS 2008 PARTNER EVENTS
Posted by NYMF on 12:11 pm Aug 27th, 2008
In addition to the selected musicals presented throughout the three-week festival, NYMF has partnered with theatre companies across the city to offer a diverse line-up of programming.
In addition to the selected musicals presented throughout the three-week festival, NYMF has partnered with theatre companies across the city to offer a diverse line-up of programming.
More Celebs Added to the NYMF Hoedown!
Posted by NYMF on 10:04 am Aug 8th, 2008
Don't forget that the NYMF Hoedown is this Sunday at 8pm at Spankys BBQ (127 West 43rd Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway). Check out the celebs we have added to the event!
Members, Book Your Tickets Today!
Posted by NYMF on 5:35 pm Aug 1st, 2008
NYMF members can begin booking their tickets now, up to a month before the general public!
NYMF Hoedown (or, Musical Theatre I Wish I Could Quit You)
Posted by NYMF on 8:54 pm Jul 28th, 2008
From the mid-west to mid-town come join NYMF as we throw the hoedown of the summer!
George Psomas in Broadway Idol Concert
Posted by NYMF on 9:59 am Jul 24th, 2008
He won Broadway Idol in 2007. Now join him at The Zipper Theatre where he'll make his solo concert debute!
NYMF Presents 2008 Dance Series
Posted by NYMF on 5:34 pm Jul 23rd, 2008
Just released: our special 2008 Dance Series!
ROCK OUT AT NYMF'S GUITAR HERO BENEFIT TOURNAMENT!
Posted by NYMF on 11:38 am Jun 26th, 2008
Play Guitar Hero against your Broadway faves! These stars may be triple-threats but how will they do when they go head to head with you on “Freebird”?
14 NEW MUSICALS ADDED TO THIS YEAR'S FESTIVAL!
Posted by NYMF on 4:14 pm Jun 25th, 2008
The 14 new musicals announced for the 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival are...
2008 MEMBERSHIPS ON SALE NOW!
Posted by NYMF on 2:24 pm May 16th, 2008
The 2008 NYMF Memberships are on sale now so get 'em while they're hot!
2008 NEXT LINK SELECTIONS ARE HERE!
Posted by NYMF on 4:14 pm May 5th, 2008
We are pleased to announce the first 10 new musicals selected for this year’s fifth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival! Drum roll, please...
NYMF, WE HAVE A LIFTOFF!
Posted by NYMF on 5:35 pm Apr 22nd, 2008
NYMF 2007's The Last Starfighter, Fred Landau and Walter Edgar Kennon's sci-fi musical, will be seen in the upcoming Village Theatre's First Stage Season as part of its Spring Village Originals Workshop. The Village Theatre is located in Issaquah, WA,in Washington; the production will be presented on May 23-25.
Broadway â€“ Here They Come!
Posted by NYMF on 5:06 pm Apr 11th, 2008
The hit of the innaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival, [title of show] will officially open at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on July 16. The production will re-unite the original NYMF cast (who also played the roles off-Broadway): Jeff Bowen, Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff, and musical director Larry Pressgrove (writer of Angle of the Sun, NYMF 2007). Direction and choreography will again be by Michael Berresse.
Next Step for Next to Normal
Posted by NYMF on 4:09 pm Apr 11th, 2008
Next to Normal, the Tom Kitt-Brian Yorkey musical that started as Feeling Electric in the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival, and recently played an extended engagement at Off-Broadway's Second Stage, will be part of the 2008-2009 season at Arena Stage in Arlington, Virginia.
Bathroom Reading: 2007 NYMF Show selected by ASCAP and Disney
Posted by NYMF on 5:19 pm Mar 13th, 2008
NYMF 2007 Alum and winner of multiple 2007 NYMF Awards for Excellence, The Boy in the Bathroom, has been selected for ASCAP/Disney Musical Workshop. The reading will be held on Tuesday March 18 at 7pm.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS
Posted by NYMF on 11:26 am Mar 4th, 2008
NYMF is proud to present a series of staged readings of 2007 Richard Rodgers Award winner MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS by David Hudson and Paul Libman, featuring Stacie Bono, Alison Cimmet, Joseph Mahowald and Tally Sessions. The seven free presentations will run at the TBG Theatre from March 21 through March 29.
Extra Week to Submit to Next Link
Posted by NYMF on 4:08 pm Feb 19th, 2008
All writers submitting scripts and materials for the 2008 Next Link Project must sign up on the website by March 1st, and postmark all materials by March 7th.
Submissions Now Open for 2008 Next Link Program
Posted by NYMF on 4:03 pm Dec 28th, 2007
Open Submissions are now being accepted through March 1 for the 2008 Next Link Project, NYMF's writer service program for the world's emerging musical theatre talent. The authors of musicals accepted into this program are nurtured throughout the year by a variety of resources, including one-on-one professional dramaturgical support, a weekend-long seminar of panels and producer networking events and a subsidized production slot in The 2008 New York Musical Theatre Festival.
NYMF End of Year Newsletter
Posted by NYMF on 4:51 pm Dec 28th, 2007
Take a look at what NYMF has been up to this past year and beyond. Download the NYMF end of the year newsletter here!
Blue Flower to Bloom at Prospect Theater
Posted by NYMF on 4:26 pm Dec 28th, 2007
NYMF alumn The Blue Flower ('04) will be presented by the Prospect Theater Company from February 2-March 2, 2008 at the West End Theatre.
Submissions Open Soon for 2008 Festival.
Posted by NYMF on 9:42 am Nov 20th, 2007
Get writing! Submissions for the 2008 Festival open January 1, 2008
NYMF Awards Gala 2007 - Oh What a Night!
Posted by NYMF on 9:46 am Nov 20th, 2007
Our 2007 Awards Gala was a huge success. Here's a rundown of the evening's highlights.
Get your Just Desserts at the NYMF Gala
Posted by NYMF on 4:02 am Oct 30th, 2007
Tickets are now available for dessert and the show part of the 2007 NYMF Awards Gala. The $175 ticket includes dessert, wine, coffee, and the awards show including performances by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik, Xanadu's Mary Testa and Jackie Hoffman, and the winners of the NYMF Awards for Excellence. Click Here to purchase dessert tickets.
Sheik and Sherlock, TAM Prize Winner, to Perform at Gala
Posted by NYMF on 8:48 am Oct 26th, 2007
Sherlock Holmes (the early years) will be the 2007 recipient of the Theater for the American Musical Award. The award will be presented with the previously announced NYMF Awards for Excellence at the 2007 NYMF Awards Gala on November 4 at the Hudson Theatre. Duncan Sheik, Tony Award winning composer of Spring Awakening will perform along with Jackie Hoffman and Mary Testa of Xanadu.
NYMF scoops the pool at '07 Festival Awards!
Posted by NYMF on 7:34 am Oct 22nd, 2007
The Talkin' Broadway 2007 Summer Theatre Festival Citations were recently announced and productions from The New York Musical Theatre Festival received 12 out of the 19 awarded. One of eight theatrical organizations eligible, NYMF received more awards than any other summer festival.
2007 NYMF Awards for Excellence Winners
Posted by NYMF on 7:39 am Oct 19th, 2007
The New York Musical Theatre Festival announced its Awards for Excellence winners in the categories of music, lyrics, book, direction, choreography, design, ensemble performance and individual performance. The awards will be presented at the 2007 NYMF Awards Gala on November 4 at The Hudson Theatre.
NYMF Awards Gala Set for November 4
Posted by NYMF on 8:07 am Oct 15th, 2007
The 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards Gala on Sunday, November 4, 2007, will honor a new generation of Broadway producers as well as the winners of the NYMF Awards for Excellence. At the event, the Verizon Wireless Best of Fest Audience Prize will also be presented to Unlock'd.
George Psomas Named NYMF Broadway Idol 2007
Posted by NYMF on 8:24 am Oct 11th, 2007
Last Friday, October 5, George Psomas was named "Broadway Idol 2007" winning the three week competition held at Stitch Bar & Lounge. In addition to the title of this year's NYMF Broadway Idol, Psomas will receive a solo concert to be produced by Ars Nova.
Vote Now for Your Favorite NYMF Show!
Posted by NYMF on 11:32 am Oct 2nd, 2007
We're looking for the best show in this year's festival as voted by you, the audience. The Verizon Wireless Best in Fest audience prize will be awarded to the show with the most votes by the end of the festival, and now there are two ways to vote--via text or online!
Award Winning NYMF Productions
Posted by NYMF on 5:08 am Sep 28th, 2007
The Beastly Bombing, opening October 2nd at the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival won the 2007 LA Weekly Theater Award for Musical of the Year. The NYMF Production marks its New York City premiere. Nerds://A Musical Software Satire also recently won two Barrymore awards for its winter production at Philadelphia Theatre Company.
I Want My NYMF-TV
Posted by NYMF on 10:43 am Sep 20th, 2007
If you're still trying to make up your mind, or maybe have already bought your tickets and just can't wait, check out NYMF-TV through BroadwayWorld.com. You can see clips of some of the most exciting NYMF shows along with interviews of the casts and creatives behind the productions!
BROADWAY IDOL Kicks Off Friday
Posted by NYMF on 9:45 am Sep 20th, 2007
After playing to SRO crowds last year, Broadway Idol, The New York Musical Theatre Festival's scintillating showtune flavored answer to American Idol, returns Friday for its second season over three consecutive Friday evenings at 10pm at Stitch Bar and Lounge (247 West 37th Street). Produced by NYMF, ten aspiring stars will battle for the coveted crown and their very own concert venued at and produced by Ars Nova. Broadway veteran Andrea McArdle—known and adored by many as Broadway's original Annie —will host of this year's competition.
Additional and Switched Performances
Posted by NYMF on 8:40 am Sep 20th, 2007
If you're looking for a complete listing of added shows to those listed in the program, or looking to attend additional performances, click here for all the show extentions, dates and times.
NYMF by Niche: Disorder-ly Conduct
Posted by NYMF on 2:26 pm Sep 15th, 2007
A fan of a specific genre? Need to narrow the festival field? Check out these suggestions based on common themes and genres in this year's festival. There will be new suggestions every couple days, so be sure to visit frequently! Today's Trend: Characters with Mental Disorders.
NYMF by Niche: Sci-Fi
Posted by NYMF on 11:16 am Sep 11th, 2007
A fan of a specific genre? Need to narrow the festival field? Check out these suggestions based on common themes and genres in this year's festival. There will be new suggestions every couple days, so be sure to visit frequently! Today's Trend: Hi-Fi Sci Fi.
Award Nominees and Winners A Part of NYMF '07
Posted by NYMF on 10:59 am Aug 31st, 2007
Emmys and Tonys and Grammys, Oh My! The list of stars involved in productions for the 2007 New York Musical Theatre Festival have earned the distinction of numerous award nominations, and even a few statuettes. With work that crosses over to music and television, take a look at the acclaimed artists working both on and backstage!
Want to work on a NYMF Show?
Posted by NYMF on 9:21 am Aug 15th, 2007
Are you a designer, stage manager or technical director and want to work on a NYMF show?
Full NYMF program available online!
Posted by NYMF on 12:29 pm Aug 1st, 2007
Do you want to print off a full program to help you with your decision of which shows to see?
2007 Memberships Available
Posted by NYMF on 4:38 pm Jun 11th, 2007
NYMF memberships are now available! Buy your 2007 Membership and receive free tickets, first access, and first seating, not to mention invitations to select members-only events and discounts.
Want to work on a NYMF Show?
Posted by NYMF on 10:18 am Jun 6th, 2007
Are you a designer, stage manager or technical director and want to work on a NYMF show?
Undercover Showtunes - NYMF's Final Spring Concert
Posted by NYMF on 2:11 pm May 24th, 2007
The final concert in the New York Musical Theatre Festival Spring Benefit Concert Series will be Undercover Showtunes on Monday, June 18 at 7pm at the Zipper Factory (37th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Stars scheduled to appear include Christian Campbell (Reefer Madness, ABC's All My Children), Mary Faber (Avenue Q), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), and Gloria Reuben (NBC's ER).
NYMF's 18 Next Link Shows
Posted by NYMF on 2:38 pm May 24th, 2007
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the 18 shows that will receive productions in the 2007 Festival. The shows were selected from the hundreds of open submissions to the Next Link Project.
Broadway Battle of the Bands
Posted by NYMF on 3:05 pm May 6th, 2007
NYMF’s first-ever "Broadway Battle of the Bands" competition will be presented on Friday, May 18 at 10:00pm when four rock ‘n roll bands – whose roots are onstage and in the orchestra pits of several Broadway musicals – come together for a one-night-only concert at The Zipper Factory, 336 West 37th Street in Manhattan.
Broadway Idol to Present Concert
Posted by NYMF on 3:16 pm Apr 23rd, 2007
Jaclyn Huberman, winner of NYMF 2006's "Broadway Idol" competition will present her solo concert debut at Ars Nova on Thursday, May 8th at 8pm and Sunday, May 13th at 9:30pm.
More Stars for More Ben Folds
Posted by NYMF on 10:30 am Mar 16th, 2007
Tony Award winner Lillias White, American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis, Tony Award nominee Manoel Felciano, Chip Zien (the original Baker in Into the Woods) and Will Chase (High Fidelity, Lennon) have been added to the cast of More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds, the first concert in The New York Musical Theatre Festival's Spring Concert Series.
NYMF Closes Submission Period
Posted by NYMF on 10:27 am Mar 9th, 2007
After over two months, and hundreds of scripts, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has closed its submission period. Everyone at NYMF would like to thank all those who submitted to the Festival and wishes them the best of luck. The staff looks forward to announcing an exciting line up of shows for the 2007 Festival.
More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds March 26
Posted by NYMF on 2:01 pm Mar 2nd, 2007
"More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds", the first in a series of concerts by the New York Musical Theatre Festival, will take place Monday, March 26 at the Zipper Theatre, 7pm. 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.
NYMF Announces Spring Concert Series
Posted by NYMF on 2:26 pm Mar 2nd, 2007
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced its first-ever Spring Concert series, featuring 4 different shows from March through June – beginning with "More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds" on Monday, March 26 at the Zipper Theatre (336 West 37th Street). Jaclyn Huberman, the first-ever winner of NYMF’s 2006 "Broadway Idol" will perform an evening of songs on May 8 and 13 at Ars Nova Theatre (511 W. 54th Street). Kicking off the Next Link Launch Weekend is the "Broadway Battle of the Bands" on Friday, May 18 (at a location tba), and "Undercover Showtunes" in mid June at The Zipper Theatre.
NYMF Announces Grand Jury For 2007 Festival
Posted by NYMF on 10:54 am Feb 15th, 2007
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the Grand Jury panelists - 5 Tony Award winners and a 2-time Tony nominee, as it happens - will select 18 musicals to be featured in the 4th annual Festival, scheduled this year from September 17 through October 7 in New York City.
Submit YOUR musical to NYMF 2007!
Posted by NYMF on 8:05 pm Dec 19th, 2006
The New York Musical Theatre Festival, the original home of Altar Boyz, [title of show], The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Gutenberg! The Musical, the Big Voice and Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire, among many others, will be accepting submissions for their Next Link Project from JANUARY 1, 2007 through MARCH 8, 2007.
NYMF 2006 Gala
Posted by NYMF on 8:02 pm Dec 19th, 2006
On Sunday, November 12th, NYMF hosted its first-ever Awards for Excellence Ceremony at the Hudson Theatre.
NYMF Concludes 3rd Season with Record Attendance
Posted by NYMF on 8:41 pm Dec 19th, 2006
The 2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival completed its third year with a 65% increase in audience attendance compared to 2005, which is a record number for the young event.
NYMF Virgin Preview Concerts
Posted by NYMF on 7:32 pm Dec 19th, 2006
On September 25th, the final of six free NYMF concerts was presented at the Times Square Virgin Megastore (1540 Broadway, between 45th & 46th Streets), who is partnering with NYMF to give audiences a sneak peek of shows opening each week of the Festival.
Curtain Up! 2006 Fest Launches with Preview Party
Posted by NYMF on 5:41 pm Dec 19th, 2006
Raising the curtain on the eclectic 2006 musical theatre festival that presents musicals, concerts and events on various stages in New York City to Oct. 1, NYMF hosted its Opening Night: The Back-to-NYMF Fall Pep Rally on Sept. 10th, 2006 at New World Stages.