2015 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]

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Acappella

Acappella

Conceived by Greg Cooper; Book by Vynnie Meli; Music and Lyrics by The Acappella Company

A disillusioned teen idol from a small southern town returns home on the eve of the centennial celebration and realizes he’s left more behind than gospel and grits. But is what Jeremiah feels love or just nostalgia? His return upends the town. Aunt Leona… [read more]

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Are You There, Morgan Freeman?

Are You There, Morgan Freeman?

Created by Brittany Velotta

The Mo Show chronicles one woman’s journey with reincarnation as she finds the meaning of self-love. She is accompanied by the dulcet tones of Morgan Freeman, her Jiminy Cricket-esque conscience. The show is a unique compilation of a song cycle and cabaret… [read more]

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Auditioning for the Musical Theatre

Auditioning for the Musical Theatre

Led by Michael Cassara, CSA

Work out your musical theatre audition material with guidance from a leading casting director! Michael Cassara will hear your best audition song and work with you from his unique vantage point “behind the table.” Class will include a Q&A and a discussion… [read more]


Balloon Boy: The Musical

Balloon Boy: The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Billy Recce

Inspired by the infamous media sensation known as the "Balloon Boy,” this musical imagines the answer to the timeless question: "Why did a Colorado father say his son was in a homemade weather balloon that soared across the state?” This tale of irreverent,… [read more]

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Beyond Words (Student Leadership Project)

Beyond Words (Student Leadership Project)

Music and Lyrics by Various Student Artists

BEYOND WORDS celebrates the intangible power of musical theatre to express what words alone cannot say. When speaking will no longer suffice, we are moved to sing, and the inhibitions of the real world fade away. BEYOND WORDS is a transcending showcase of… [read more]

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Broadway Edge Presents Ace the Audition

Broadway Edge Presents Ace the Audition

This original musical revue serves as the culmination of a three-day musical theatre workshop, focused on learning how to master the art of auditioning. Each student will have the opportunity to perform solo in front an audience filled with casting… [read more]


Claudio Quest

Claudio Quest

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola & Marshall Pailet

CLAUDIO QUEST is a new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved platypus, and their own 8-bit existential… [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 2015… [read more]


Daughter of the Waves

Daughter of the Waves

Book by Eileen Connolly; Music and Lyrics by Kat Blackwood with traditional folk music

On the windswept coast of Ireland, a traveling circus troupe smuggles Jewish refugees out of Nazi Europe. DAUGHTER OF THE WAVES is a true untold tale of survival and hope, told with traditional Irish music, popular big band radio classics, and original… [read more]

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Day of Wrath

Day of Wrath

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Eric B. Sirota

Based on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, DAY OF WRATH is a musical with a sweeping romantic score about the human need for love and companionship. God's creation is not perfect; Man's creation is even more flawed. What is our responsibility for the… [read more]

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Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera

Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera

Book by Jon Peter Lewis, Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood; Music and Lyrics by Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood

DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY ROCK OPERA is a story of love, loss, and indecision where sweethearts become adversaries in pursuit of what they cannot live without. Told entirely through continuous, haunting rock and roll, DEEP LOVE features Jon Peter Lewis from… [read more]

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Foolerie

Foolerie

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Santino DeAngelo

Come be an invited guest of the Great Earl in this exclusive chance to meet Clowne, the most infamous jester of the age, and his traveling troop of fools as they employ madcap madness and musical comedy in their desire to divert you! Wits will be battled,… [read more]

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HeadVoice

HeadVoice

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ethan Andersen

Eric is writing a musical about his life. But instead of actors, he's using voices...the voices in his head. Frustrated with his own writing and his relationship with his mother, Eric brings his "HeadVoices" to life, and together they begin to musicalize… [read more]

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Held Momentarily

Held Momentarily

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Oliver Houser; Additional Material by James Zebooker

Trapped on a stalled subway car, six strangers discover it's not just the train that's stuck. A poignant musical comedy about making connections, living in the moment, and moving on in life. Oh, and one more thing: a woman just went into labor. [read more]

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iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical

iLLA: A Hip Hop Musical

Book and Lyrics by Ronvé O'Daniel; Music by Jevares C. Myrick

iLLA: adjective, to be greater. Robert, a classically trained dancer, dreams of becoming a famous rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a leading open mic competition, Robert struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his community. He… [read more]

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Into the Sun

Into the Sun

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michael Gubser & Paolo Prandoni

INTO THE SUN follows the saga of three young English friends who go off to the trenches of World War I. It is the story of the soldiers, their families, and their lovers – and of the way war changes each person and a generation. The show is loosely based… [read more]

Reading

Joey Contreras in Concert

Joey Contreras in Concert

Created by Joey Contreras

Award-winning and iTunes Pop Chart-ing songwriter Joey Contreras brings his brand of musical pop to NYMF. Inspired by the spectacle of award show performances, this one-night-only concert will present Joey's catchy and emotionally charged music in a way… [read more]

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Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty

Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty

Book by Noemi de la Puente; Music by David Davila & Howard Post; Lyrics by Noemi de la Puente & David Davila

Winner of the 2014 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award, this Latin-infused American musical is inspired by the true story of a Princeton undergrad who was an undocumented child immigrant from the Dominican Republic. When Manuel gets a Rhodes… [read more]

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Moses Man

Moses Man

Book and Lyrics by Deborah Haber; Music by Casey Filiaci

MOSES MAN powerfully portrays the indomitable spirit of survival as it recounts the true saga of a Holocaust survivor, chronicling his perilous nine-year journey throughout Europe, Cyprus, Palestine, and Africa before finally finding freedom and home in… [read more]

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Musical Songwriting Workshop

Musical Songwriting Workshop

Led by Anna K. Jacobs with Guest Artist Laurence O’Keefe

This introductory workshop led by Anna K. Jacobs (POP!; Harmony, Kansas; Teeth; Echo), with Guest Artist Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde; Bat Boy; Heathers) takes participants through an authentic musical theater songwriting process. Explore the… [read more]


Napoleon

Napoleon

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Andrew Sabiston & Timothy Williams

There are icons, and those who help make them. Talleyrand is a master politician operating in the shadows. He thinks he can manage the man he’s grooming for greatness. But there’s one thing Talleyrand can't control – Napoleon's obsession with Josephine. In… [read more]

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New Musicals, New Media

New Musicals, New Media

My Little Red/Green Coat; Story and Screenplay by Dave Holstein; Music, Lyrics, and Screenplay by Alan Schmuckler; Directed by Alan Schmuckler; Featuring Jessie Cannizzaro and Alan Schmuckler

Technology and theatre are two ever-changing and rapidly advancing fields. Join us as we discuss how these two art forms are moving forward together into the 21st century by way of cutting-edge media experiences. This NYMF-exclusive event will feature the… [read more]


Open Jar Institute

Open Jar Institute

Featuring the Students of The Open Jar Institute 2015

Each year 60 students are chosen each year from auditions in over 35 cities to spend one week in NYC working in intensive master classes, workshops and classes with Broadway's best professionals: actors, directors, choreographers, casting directors, and… [read more]


Passing By

Passing By

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Patrick Thompson

Set in the small rural town of Jacksonia, Wisconsin, the story follows the relationship of Jenny Zimmermann, an ambitious writer, and Edison Wolters, a young man who works on his family’s farm. The two have grown up together and now, as they are graduating… [read more]

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Pope! An Epic Musical

Pope! An Epic Musical

Book and Lyrics by Justin Moran; Music by Christopher Pappas

POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL is an award-winning musical comedy of heroic proportions. It tells the tale of a young, idealistic, rock-star Pope, and his ambitious nemesis, the Archbishop, who will stop at nothing to wear Pope's Mitre. In this comic book world,… [read more]

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Rails

Rails

Book by Tom Paitson Kelly; Music by Tom Kenaston; Lyrics by Tom Paitson Kelly & Tom Kenaston

Memories fade, days disappear, and dreams get shelved. But none of that matters…if you have the right storyteller. Hours before her move to a senior home, Maggie's grandson conducts her on one last fantastical journey through the stories of her own life.… [read more]

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Scarlet

Scarlet

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Michelle Horgen

Soaring melodies weave this story of star-crossed lovers, betrayal, guilt, and the search for redemption. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Michelle Horgen's SCARLET retells the classic story through the eyes of the lovers and their… [read more]

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Sing at Cirque du Soleil

Sing at Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil® is seeking professional singers and 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… [read more]


Single Wide

Single Wide

Book and Additional Lyrics by George D. Nelson; Music and Lyrics by Jordan Kamalu

Katy may live in a tiny trailer park, but that doesn't stop her from having enormous dreams. As a single mother, living with her own single mother, she does all she can to get her son out of their "single wide" situation. This includes avoiding all men,… [read more]

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Songs for the Fallen

Songs for the Fallen

Book by Sheridan Harbridge; Music and Lyrics by Sheridan Harbridge & Basil Hogios

Paris, 1847. SONGS FOR THE FALLEN takes you through the extraordinary life of Marie Duplessis – courtesan, party girl, liar, and legend – from desperate poverty to her meteoric rise as the most notorious woman in France. Part vaudeville, part cabaret, part… [read more]

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Spot on the Wall

Spot on the Wall

Book and Lyrics by Kevin Jaeger; Music by Alex Mitchell

SPOT ON THE WALL tells the story of one family’s search for expression and empathy inside a museum. Paul Hunter, a talented photographer, is about to have an exhibition of his work at the museum – but when his artwork focuses on his mother’s recent lost… [read more]

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Summer Valley Fair

Summer Valley Fair

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dylan Frederick

At the Summer Valley Fair you can be anyone you want to be...right? Aching for more than the blue glow of 432 friends, one sixteen-year-old girl trades the safety of her attic for roller coaster screams, laser light nights, boys who might be real, and… [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]

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The Cobalteans

The Cobalteans

Book and Lyrics by Yianni Papadimos; Music by Andrew Bridges, Ben Chavez & Yianni Papadimos

One year after their friend Gabriel’s death, four young men return to the lake house they had spent their summers growing up in. Gabriel’s family has finally put the house up for sale and the boys have come to say goodbye. However, the tranquility of… [read more]

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The Gold

The Gold

Book by Andrea Lepcio & Philip Yosowitz; Music and Lyrics by Philip Yosowitz

In this sweeping historical fiction, Joseph Cohen is a Jewish German boxer whose ambition is to win the Berlin Olympics of 1936. His dreams are thwarted by the Nazi regime, and Joseph’s fight for the gold becomes the battle for his family, identity and… [read more]

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The Guide to Being Single

The Guide to Being Single

Book by Kaitlin Gilgenbach; Music and Lyrics by Alexi Kovin

Unlucky in love twenty-somethings conclude the solution to their relationship problems is to stay single, as they mingle through the bars of Wrigleyville. “The Guide to Being Single,” a new book from an anonymous author, gives you twenty-five simple rules… [read more]

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The Last Time We Were Here

The Last Time We Were Here

Book by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs & Jessica De Maria; Music and Lyrics by Jeremiah Parker Hobbs

THE LAST TIME WE WERE HERE, an intimate new folk rock musical, transports us to a world of dimly lit bars in which a single moment can be transformed into a lingering memory by no more than a guitar and a mic. Jacob, a singer-songwriter on a path toward… [read more]

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The Runaway Clone

The Runaway Clone

Book and Lyrics by Pamela Eberhardt; Music by Jonathan Brenner

Welcome to the year 2250, where our beloved Agency has perfected cloning to fill the void inside your hearts. Single and lonely? Dead loved one got you down? Fear not...there are a ton of clones for you to choose from! They're right in your backyard and… [read more]

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Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind

Tim Realbuto: Wunderkind

Created by Tim Realbuto

Former child "star" and current NYC-based award-winning writer and performer Tim Realbuto (The Sopranos, The Emperor's Club) returns to NYMF in this deeply personal, hilarious, and poignant show based on his life growing up in show business. After touring… [read more]

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To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel B. New

Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, this indie-rock album musical follows a broken songwriter on a madcap cab ride into a soundless world to save his muse from the hands of a lonely fangirl. Set in a heightened version of late ‘90s Nebraska, TO… [read more]

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To Marz and Back: The Music of Steve Marzullo

To Marz and Back: The Music of Steve Marzullo

Music by Steve Marzullo; Lyrics and Poems by Various Writers

Join Marzullo and friends as they musically explore life, love, sex, and other worldly things in this staged concert of Steve Marzullo's music, with lyrics and poems by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, W. B. Yeats, Katherine Lench Meyering, Amanda Yesnowitz,… [read more]

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Tom Kitt and Friends

Tom Kitt and Friends

Music and Lyrics by Tom Kitt with Various Artists

Join Tony® and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/lyricist Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, High Fidelity) for a one-night-only concert event featuring music from an array of projects, both old and new. Kitt will be joined by singers from his pop and… [read more]

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Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera

Book and Lyrics by Elizabeth Searle; Music by Michael Teoli

Based on the Olympic skating “knee whack” scandal, TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA is the story of two girls going for the gold. Produced in Boston, LA, and Portland, OR, it's drawn strong reviews ("Brilliant and touching"; "Absurdly funny...surprisingly… [read more]

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TWELFTH ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

TWELFTH 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]


Under Construction: NYMF

Under Construction: NYMF's Next Broadway Sensations in concert

Created by Kathryn Allison, Paul Ianniello, Joey Murray & Andrew Wheeler

NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation winner Kathryn Allison (Broadway’s Aladdin) and first runner-up Paul Ianniello team up for a one-night-only concert event, UNDER CONSTRUCTION. An outrageously funny and diverse evening of song and stories, UNDER CONSTRUCTION… [read more]

Concert

Unfinished Business with Karen Mason

Unfinished Business with Karen Mason

Book by Karen Mason & Barry Kleinbort; Music by Brian Lasser, Lyrics by Brian Lasser & Gary Gardner & Geoff Leon & Edward Dunne

In her revelatory show, Broadway’s Karen Mason offers a different riff on the age-old question, “Is it the singer or is it the song?” Namely: “Is it the singer… or is it the accompanist?” In this funny, tuneful, and deeply moving portrait of friendship and… [read more]

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Wearing Black

Wearing Black

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Riley Thomas

When his twin brother Charlie suddenly passes away, all Evan wants to do is forget their complicated relationship and move on, but the tangled relationships Charlie left behind keep Evan from truly letting go. As he slips into a spiral of self-destruction,… [read more]

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Wendy

Wendy's Shadow

Book by Jason Cannon; Music and Lyrics by David Maglione & Tomas Ruiz

The mischievous and magical adventure of Peter Pan is retold from Wendy’s modern-day perspective with a contemporary folk/rock score. With Book by Jason Cannon and Music and Lyrics by David Maglione & Tomas Ruiz, WENDY’S SHADOW takes the audience back to… [read more]

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What Do Critics Know?

What Do Critics Know?

Book by Matthew Gurren; Music and Lyrics by James Campodonico & Matthew Gurren

In a strange turn of fate, the three most powerful theater critics, who have taken countless shows off the stage, must now put one on. With time running short, they enlist the help of a struggling Broadway writer, Nathan Wood, who has had a string of… [read more]

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Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep

Where All The Rivers Go To Sleep

Book and Lyrics by Kate Manning; Music by Jesse Gelber

In Storyville, New Orleans, young prostitute Cora Covington falls in love with Apolline Albert, a beautiful Creole woman, and draws her into a life of prostitution. When Apolline's husband returns from up North and wants her back, a desperate Cora will do… [read more]

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Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets

Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Wendy Ann Gardner

WINDYWOO AND HER NAUGHTY NAUGHTY PETS is a children's musical that will delight viewers of all ages. In this jazz-infused show, Windywoo is devastated to learn that her beloved apartment building is being sold to a huge real-estate developer. Their… [read more]

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Women of Note

Women of Note

Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Join us for a one-night-only concert event as we celebrate the women writers who are changing the landscape of musical theatre. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind annual NYMF event as we honor the ladies who… [read more]

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