2014 Events

210 Amlent Avenue

210 Amlent Avenue

Book by Becky Goldberg; Music and Lyrics by Karl Hinze

Welcome to the Hamptons. Guests are gathering in the summer sun at 210 Amlent Avenue, a regal beachfront property, to visit retired actress Mrs. Jordan, and to pay their respects to her recently-deceased husband, the famous Broadway director. Everything… [read more]

Reading

Academia Nuts

Academia Nuts

Book and Lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall; Music by Julian Blackmore

It’s the National High School Quizbowl Championship! Dreamy-eyed brainiac Maggie McCutter hopes to win a scholarship so she can escape her controlling mother. Maggie’s world is hilariously turned upside down when she falls for Tyler O'Neil, a… [read more]

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Always, Rachel

Always, Rachel

Book and Lyrics by Jessie Field; Music by Jared Field

Author of "Silent Spring," which sparked the modern environmental movement, Rachel Carson led an extraordinary life. Struggling to find her place in the world as a scientist and a woman, her skill as a writer eventually brings her success and critical… [read more]

Reading

As We Lie Still

As We Lie Still

Book by Olivia de Guzman Emile; Music and Lyrics by Patrick Emile

AS WE LIE STILL is a new musical about Avi Leiter, a magician in New York at the turn of the 20th century who overcomes the struggles of a fledgling magic act. His assistant, Josephine, is the key to his most astonishing trick. Together, they rise to… [read more]

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At Buffalo

At Buffalo

Book by Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin & Joshua Williams; Music by Khalil Sullivan; Lyrics by Khalil Sullivan, Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin, & Joshua Williams; Co-Conceived with Jim Augustine

It's 1901. Lynch mobs swarm the South; Emma Goldman’s anarchist movement hits the streets; and W.E.B DuBois’ NAACP is on the horizon. All set the stage for the spectacular Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Let AT BUFFALO – and the enigmatic… [read more]

Reading

Australian Cabaret Sensations in Concert

Australian Cabaret Sensations in Concert

UNSEEN by Melody Beck; Music and Lyrics by Various Artists; AZNAVOURIAN by Evan Lever; Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour

After the success of last year's AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS IN CONCERT, we couldn't resist presenting more talented young performers from the Land Down Under. Again this year, there are two shows for the price of one, featuring two red-hot Aussie… [read more]

Concert

Bayonets of Angst

Bayonets of Angst

Book by Rick Kunzi & Justin Zeppa; Music by Rick Kunzi & Adam Barnosky; Lyrics by Rick Kunzi

BAYONETS OF ANGST is an original musical comedy set to a bluegrass soundtrack and narrated by the last remaining veterans of the American Civil War. These old codgers detail the behind-the-battlefield exploits of President Lincoln, the madness of General… [read more]

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Being a Singer or Instrumentalist at Cirque du Soleil

Being a Singer or Instrumentalist at Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil is seeking professional musicians for live performances in its current shows and upcoming creations. Come meet Talent Scout Séverine Parent to learn more about life at Cirque and get an insight on the casting process from the audition to… [read more]


Clinton

Clinton

Book by Paul Hodge & Michael Hodge; Music and Lyrics by Paul Hodge

It’s hard enough being president by yourself. Bill Clinton’s problem is that there are two of him. Literally. CLINTON follows two Bill Clintons and Hillary on their quest to save their presidency, change America and prove that "politics is show business… [read more]

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Cloned!

Cloned!

Book by Jacey Powers & Dan Wolpow; Music by Adam Spiegel; Lyrics by Dan Wolpow; Additional Story by Adam Spiegel

1993—Bill Clinton is president, Jurassic Park is about the tear up the box offices, and Wally Waterman is on the verge of inventing the teleporter! But weird science gets weirder when Wally accidentally clones himself. Is NYC big enough for two giant,… [read more]

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Closing Night Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Closing Night Celebration and Awards Ceremony

Mingle with new friends and old as we toast performances, productions, and memories of three unforgettable weeks of new musicals. Be there for the opening of the envelopes and presentation of the NYMF Awards for Excellence on the final night of the 2014… [read more]


Coming Of Age

Coming Of Age

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jon Provan

COMING OF AGE is a theatrical song cycle — a collection of short stories about growing up. Each member of the dynamic ensemble cast – Girl, Boy, Young Woman, Young Man, Woman, and Man – plays multiple roles, spanning the globe and the whole of human… [read more]

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Deployed

Deployed

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jessy Brouillard

With a soaring pop rock score and set against the epic backdrop of a military base in Baghdad, DEPLOYED follows Emily's emotional journey. Our heroine develops an unlikely friendship with her interpreter, Laila, as she trains Iraqi women. Laila teaches… [read more]

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Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star)

Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star)

Book by James Millar & Alexis Fishman; Music by composers of the era: Friedrich Hollander, Mischa Spoliansky, Rudolf Nelson, & more

It is 1933 in divinely decadent Berlin. Alexis Fishman (NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation Winner 2012) is Erika Stern, darling of the crumbling Weimar Cabaret scene. Feisty, sassy, and always provocative, her show embodies the excess and daring of the time.… [read more]

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Eleventh Annual Opening Night Celebration

Eleventh Annual Opening Night Celebration

Raise the roof with Festival actors, singers, and dancers, creative teams, arts patrons, Broadway’s hottest stars, and other VIPs at our Annual Opening Night bash. Sponsored by Fuzzrocket, this exclusive event is open to NYMF Patrons, Members and… [read more]


Epic Fail: Broadway

Epic Fail: Broadway's Future Flops!

Created by Marc Eardley

An evening of songs from movies that should never become musicals by the best in the business. Featuring numbers from future flops such as Rambo: The other Sly Stallone Musical, Mommie Dearest: The Epic Joan Crawford Musical, The King's Speech a Royal… [read more]

Concert

Fable

Fable

Book by Harrison Kaufman; Music and Lyrics by Christopher Anselmo

It's graduation time. When a mysterious classmate crashes their last epic night of celebration, a group of childhood friends is forced to confront the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other. Will their friendships survive the night? With an… [read more]

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For Tonight

For Tonight

Book by Whitney Rhodes, Spencer Williams, & Shenelle Williams; Music and Lyrics by Shenelle Williams & Spencer Williams

When their parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village, surviving children Thomas, Haydon, and Nettie are forced to fend for themselves. Inspired by the gypsies who once shared their home, Haydon heads off to Liverpool, guitar in hand,… [read more]

Reading

For Tonight in Concert

For Tonight in Concert

Book by Whitney Rhodes, Spencer Williams, & Shenelle Williams; Music and Lyrics by Shenelle Williams & Spencer Williams

When their parents die of a mysterious illness in their small Welsh village, surviving children Thomas, Haydon, and Nettie are forced to fend for themselves. Inspired by the gypsies who once shared their home, Haydon heads off to Liverpool, guitar in hand,… [read more]

Concert

Guilin

Guilin

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Louis Steven Santora

GUILIN is a story about a young, Chinese American woman’s journey from suburban America to Guilin, Guangxi Province, China – “the most beautiful place under heaven.” In search of her past, she finds a father’s love and discovers the real truth about her… [read more]

Reading

Harriet

Harriet

Book by Colette Call Lofgren & J. Michael Call; Music and Lyrics by Colette Call Lofgren

Armed with faith, humor, and a hand gun, Harriet Tubman proves that anything is possible as she leads her people to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Featuring a vibrant, soulful score, this spirited new musical brings to life the remarkable story of an… [read more]

Reading

HouseWarming

HouseWarming

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Belinda Jenkin & William Hannagan

Tommy is a geek: he finds it hard to maintain a conversation, let alone a relationship, so when a chance inheritance leads him to shared-housing, he is in a total rut. This could be his chance to get the girl, or at least extend his circle of friends… [read more]

Reading

Madame Infamy

Madame Infamy

Book by Jp Vigliotti; Music and Lyrics by Cardozie Jones & Sean Willis

At the turn of the 18th century, America stood firmly on the backs of its slaves while Paris burned as its poorest citizens revolted against the aristocracy. Two worlds united by one electrifying score, MADAME INFAMY is the dark and moving tale of Marie… [read more]

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Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty

Manuel versus the Statue of Liberty

Book and Lyrics by Noemi de la Puente; Music by Howard Post

Inspired by the true story of a Princeton Undergrad who was an illegal immigrant, and got a Rhodes scholarship to study Ancient Literature. The Statue of Liberty is revamping her image. Manuel wants to be a teacher. Thrown into the ring, they fight it out… [read more]

Reading

Mother Jones and the Children

Mother Jones and the Children's Crusade

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Cheryl E. Kemeny

She won't quit and she won't stay quiet! It’s the turn of the century and aging Mary Harris “Mother” Jones is on a tireless crusade for justice as she leads ragged mill children on a march to end child labor. Inspiring, heartbreaking, and hopeful, this… [read more]

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Mr. Confidential

Mr. Confidential

Book and Lyrics by Samuel Bernstein; Music by David Snyder

Before TMZ and Gawker, there was Bob Harrison’s Confidential Magazine. Its scandal and showbiz fizz went viral, fab 50s style, outselling T.V. Guide and Time Magazine. But scrape away the hype, whipped cream, and dirt, and what do you have? A mostly true… [read more]

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Musical Songwriting Workshop

Musical Songwriting Workshop

Anna K. Jacobs (POP!; Harmony, Kansas) leads this weeklong introductory workshop on writing songs for musical theatre, open to individual composers and lyricists (who will be paired) as well as pre-existing songwriting teams. Participants will develop and… [read more]


MUSICALS ON TELEVISION

MUSICALS ON TELEVISION

A CELEBRATION OF MARY RODGERS Saturday, July 19 from 2 to 5:30 pm The Paley Center for Media 25 West 52nd Street, New York (212) 621-6886; paleycenter.org Tickets are free with Paley Center admission ($10; $8 students and seniors; $5 children under… [read more]


NYMF

NYMF's Student Leadership Program Concert

The members of NYMF's Student Leadership Program will be presenting two different evenings of entertainment. GRASSROOTS celebrates the simple magic of storytelling through song. With an acoustic, folksy, and minimalist feel, GRASSROOTS peels back the… [read more]

Concert

Oprahfication

Oprahfication

Book and Lyrics by Rachel Dunham; Music by Shanon D. Whitelock

In 2011, Oprah closed the book on 25 years of dominating global television to focus on building her new empire, the Oprah Winfrey Network. It's not been going so well. Now, OPRAHFICATION brings her back with a one-off retrospective episode to celebrate… [read more]

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Propaganda! The Musical

Propaganda! The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster

Rookie doesn't know much about his family business – neither does the American Public – but covering up political scandals is in his blood. And now it's up to him to cover up the biggest scandal since Watergate! Armed with a clever idea, Rookie must fight… [read more]

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Prospect Theater Company

Prospect Theater Company's Summer Intensive Showcase

An original musical revue starring the talented teens from Prospect Theater Company’s Summer Intensive Training Program, this showcase features an array of brand-new songs by some of New York’s most exciting emerging writers as well as student-generated… [read more]


Rescue Rue

Rescue Rue

Book and Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten; Music and Lyrics by Kate Steinberg & Joshua Zecher-Ross

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a “Happily Ever After” from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound… [read more]

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Rescue Rue - Autism-Friendly Performance

Rescue Rue - Autism-Friendly Performance

Book and Lyrics by Stacey Weingarten; Music and Lyrics by Kate Steinberg & Joshua Zecher-Ross

When a little dog named Rue wishes for a “Happily Ever After” from her Fairy Dogmother, she soon embarks on an emotional journey of self-discovery and belonging. Kicked out of her home, Rue meets new friends and enemies alike on the street and at the pound… [read more]

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Save The Robots

Save The Robots

Book by E. Ether; Music by Rob Susman; Lyrics by Clark Render

A sci-fi rock musical based on Karel Capek's play R.U.R., which invented the word "robot." A new life form of artificial people called Robots has made a young businessman billions and humanity dependent on them. When the line between humans and Robots… [read more]

Reading

Searching for Romeo

Searching for Romeo

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brian Sutton

After her high school boyfriend dumps her, modern-day Roz somehow finds herself in fair Shakespearian Verona, as Romeo's girlfriend Rosaline. She wanders into the balcony scene only to learn that she's been dumped again, before falling for another "loser"… [read more]

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Sing Me Home

Sing Me Home

Book by Amber Cassell; Music and Lyrics by Kristy Hanson

Years ago, music superstar Lexi Angel mysteriously vanished from the spotlight. On the eve of her auspicious comeback, a familiar face appears in her dressing room in need of help. As Lexi embarks on this new phase of her career, the demands of her future… [read more]

Concert

Somewhere With You

Somewhere With You

Book by Peter Zinn; Music and Lyrics by JT Harding

SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a country-rock musical with music by country song writer JT Harding and features many of his hit songs made famous by Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker, Jake Owen, and JTX (including Chesney’s number one song “Somewhere with You” and Uncle… [read more]

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The Calico Buffalo

The Calico Buffalo

Book by EJ Stapleton; Music and Lyrics by Peter Stopschinski & EJ Stapleton

“We can always use a brand new legend in this old world and now we have one. The Calico Buffalo." Liz Smith, syndicated columnist — When the first-born son to the chief of all buffalo arrives covered with the markings of a calico kitten, the chief, his… [read more]

Reading

The Gig

The Gig

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Douglas J. Cohen

A used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner and a teacher put their careers and families on hold to pursue their passion – jazz – with their first professional “gig” in the Catskills. The results are funny,… [read more]

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The Mapmaker

The Mapmaker's Opera

Book and Lyrics by Victor Kazan; Music by Kevin Purcell

Set in the Yucatán on the eve of the Mexican Revolution, THE MAPMAKER'S OPERA recounts the poignant story of Diego and Sofia – star-crossed lovers whose fate is sealed by a desperate quest to save two birds. The story takes place in and around Mérida,… [read more]

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The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Book by Kirsten Brandt & Rick Lombardo; Music by Haddon Kime; Lyrics by Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime, & Rick Lombardo; Additional music by Rick Lombardo

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to… [read more]

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The Snow Queen - Autism-Friendly Performance

The Snow Queen - Autism-Friendly Performance

Book by Kirsten Brandt & Rick Lombardo; Music by Haddon Kime; Lyrics by Kirsten Brandt, Haddon Kime, & Rick Lombardo; Additional music by Rick Lombardo

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to… [read more]

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The Travels

The Travels

Book and Lyrics by Aaron Ricciardi; Music by Kelly Hoppenjans

Welcome to the U.S. of A. Other countries suffer biblical consequences for their filthy ways, but the U.S. of A. is the most perfect place on Earth — at least, that’s what Mr. Travel preaches every day on the nation’s only TV show. A trippy dystopian tale… [read more]

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This is 30

This is 30

Book by Erica Lustig; Music and Lyrics by various artists

THIS IS 30 is the musical tale of a girl with the eating habits of a toddler, the backaches of an old-timer, and the spirit of a teenager who has unexpectedly found herself trapped in the body of a 30-year-old. An intimate show full of wit, heart, comedy… [read more]

Concert

ValueVille

ValueVille

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rowen Casey

Eddie awakes on his first night shift at a giant superstore where nothing is as it seems. Desperately seeking an answer as to why Corporate sent him, he learns the truth about his past through run-ins with his guarded former flame, his flighty… [read more]

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WikiMusical

WikiMusical

Book and Lyrics by Frank Ceruzzi & Blake J. Harris; Music by Trent Jeffords

WIKIMUSICAL tells the epic story of two estranged brothers who find themselves, quite literally, trapped in cyberspace. To get back home, they will need help from allies like the Cuddly Kittens (who may or may not have created the Internet) and an… [read more]

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Zombie Strippers

Zombie Strippers

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark LaPierre

What do you get when you mix the Undead, Strippers, a horrible boyfriend, a Banshee, and a pop/dance score? ZOMBIE STRIPPERS! Part fast-paced farce, part sweet friendship story, all sexy and hilarious, this musical takes place in one wild night in a… [read more]

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