2016 Events

A Lasting Impression

A Lasting Impression

Book by Emily Kaczmarek; Music and Lyrics by Zoe Sarnak

Kali and Simone are artists, sisters, and (lately) roommates. They live, work, and navigate their mother’s chronic illness in close quarters and relative peace – until they meet Jo, a journalist wrestling with the cost of her recent assignment in Syria. As… [read more]

Reading

A Scythe of Time

A Scythe of Time

Book by Alan Harris; Music and Lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson

Inspired by two stories from Edgar Allan Poe, A SCYTHE OF TIME takes us to London, 1881, where the public can’t get enough of the infamously sensational Blackwood Articles, in which writers take their own lives and, in the process of dying, record their… [read more]

Production

Artemis In the Parking Lot

Artemis In the Parking Lot

Book and Lyrics by Shayok Misha Chowdhury; Music and Lyrics by Laura Grill

Stuck in the suburban jungle, a dirt-eating mama's boy digs up the truth about what lies beneath his high school's softball field. Together with a motley team of friends, enemies, and frenemies, he takes a stand to stop the town from turning the field into… [read more]

Reading

Auditioning for The Musical Theater (Educational)

Auditioning for The Musical Theater (Educational)

LED BY MICHAEL CASSARA, CSA Work out your musical theater 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… [read more]


Bread and Roses

Bread and Roses

Book and Lyrics by Jill Abramovitz; Music by Brad Alexander

Maya is a young woman who illegally crosses the U.S. border from Mexico to work with her sister Rosa cleaning Office Building 646 in downtown LA. Witnessing firsthand the corruption and abusive working conditions, Maya joins Sam from Justice for Janitors… [read more]

Reading

Breaking the Moon (Beta)

Breaking the Moon (Beta)

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Amy Steinberg

Hard-hitting, character-driven rock musical about teen suicide. BREAKING THE MOON highlights causes of the epidemic: sexuality, drugs, guns, and divorce. We watch as 7 teens struggle to explore the fear of visibility and the healing power of connection.… [read more]


Camp Rolling Hills

Camp Rolling Hills

Book and Lyrics by Stacy Davidowitz & David Spiegel; Music and Lyrics by Adam Spiegel

Pack up your duffle bags and head to Camp Rolling Hills for another wild summer of tune filled campfires, bunk beds, and treasure hunts (for missing underwear, that is!). From learning a new sport, to discovering a new talent, to finding their first love,… [read more]

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Children of Salt

Children of Salt

Music by Jaime Lozano; Book and Lyrics by Lauren Epsenhart

Children of Salt focuses on Raúl, an entrepreneur who infrequently returns home, avoiding people, and situations, which sent him packing twenty years prior. Upon learning of his estranged grandmother’s illness, Raúl again returns home to the beach, in… [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 on the final night of the 2016 Festival. [read more]


Cookies

Cookies

Book, Music, and Lyrics by David Christensen and Michael Shapiro

New-Pine-Cone-Scout Katie arrives during Cookie Season with the hopes of continuing her legacy as overachiever and perpetual do-gooder. Chaos ensues under the helm of Troop Leader Q’Diva as Katie, her wide-eyed new best friend Jenny, and the other… [read more]

Reading

CRUDE

CRUDE

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Maureen Condon; CRUDE Album Musical Production and Arrangements by John McKenna

CRUDE is a musical romp through the world of big oil and high stakes PR, where solar start-ups and the press are pawns in a game of corporate intrigue. Will sexy PR dynamo Cassidy Sullivan succeed in steamrolling her CEO Dad and his oil giant, End-Run,… [read more]

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Dust Can

Dust Can't Kill Me

Book by Abigail Carney; Music and Lyrics by Elliah Heifetz

Drought, desperation, and a prophet’s promise of Paradise set a ragtag group of wayward souls on a Dust Bowl journey into the desert. When they arrive, their promised land is unlike anything they ever imagined, or anything they ever desired. Driven by a… [read more]

Production

Eh Dah? - Questions for my Father

Eh Dah? - Questions for my Father

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Aya Aziz; Presented by Hypokrit Theatre Company

“Ghetto-Hippie-Arab-Commie-China Doll” Aya was shaped by the eclectic community of New York City. But Aya’s father, an Egyptian-American world-traveler, remained a mystery, as did her Muslim family. In this solo musical, Aya enacts the world she came from… [read more]

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FAC @ the FEST

FAC @ the FEST

The Musical Theatre Factory teams up with NYMF to present a one-night-only concert featuring celebrated MTF artists and special guests sharing work they’ve written and the musical idols that inspired it. MTF artists include Nikko Benson & Ben Halstead, Ben… [read more]

Concert

Forest Boy

Forest Boy

Book and Lyrics by Scott Gilmour; Music by Claire McKenzie

On September 5th, 2011, a boy appeared in Berlin claiming to have lived in the forest with his father for the past five years. He had no memory of his past – only that his name was Ray and he travelled to Berlin following the death of his father in the… [read more]

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Freedom Riders (beta)

Freedom Riders (beta)

Book by Richard Allen; Music and Lyrics by Richard Allen & Taran Gray

Set in 1961, Freedom Riders explores the racial tension in a penultimate time. ‘Freedom Riders’ is an immersive musical that follows a mixed group of Civil Rights activists as they risk their lives riding interstate buses in the extremely segregated South.… [read more]


ICON

ICON

Book by Sebastian Michael; Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor

1928. The world is enthralled as American debutante, Constance Nielsen, marries into one of Europe’s ancient Royal Families. But when an impassioned affair with her music teacher sparks uproar, news of her tragic death turns her from living legend into… [read more]

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iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical

iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Ronvé O’Daniel; Music by Jevares Myrick; Story Consultant J Kyle Manzay; Music Consultant Will Stone

Set against the 2008 financial meltdown, we meet Prince, a classically trained dancer who dreams of becoming a rap star. After suffering a humiliating defeat at a local open mic competition, Prince struggles to redeem himself in the eyes of his friends and… [read more]

Concert

Lisa and Leonardo

Lisa and Leonardo

Music by Donya Lane; Lyrics by Ed McNamee; Book by Ed McNamee, Donya Lane & Michael Unger

Leonardo da Vinci’s intimate sketches of Lisa derail both her marriage and his relationship with his boy lover and protégé, bringing both of their lives - and the city of Florence - to the brink of disaster! It’s a TRUE STORY of political intrigue, love… [read more]

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LUDO

LUDO's Broken Bride

Concept, Music, and Lyrics by LUDO; Adaptation by Stacey Weingarten; Additional Story and Arrangements by Dana Levinson

Time-travel, dinos, and zombies, oh my! An expansion on the original concept album "Broken Bride" by alternative rock band LUDO, this is the epic tale of one man’s time-traveling journey from the Beginning of Time to the End of Time, all to save his true… [read more]

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Midnight at The Never Get (NYMF @ nite)

Midnight at The Never Get (NYMF @ nite)

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick; Conceived by Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick; Directed by Max Friedman

Trevor Copeland and Arthur Brightman have the perfect New York romance. That’s swell. In 1965 it’s also against the law. So in the back room of The Never Get, an illegal Greenwich Village gay bar, they put together a show called Midnight— a queer nightclub… [read more]


Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth

Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth

Created & Written by Molly Beach Murphy, Music & Lyrics by Loren Berí

Molly Murphy and Neil deGrasse Tyson On Our Last Day On Earth (MMNdGT) is part indie lecture series and part musical cabaret. The story follows famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and his biggest fan girl through the Hayden Planetarium in the last 24… [read more]

Reading

MUSICAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOP (educational)

MUSICAL SONGWRITING WORKSHOP (educational)

This introductory workshop led by Anna K. Jacobs (POP!; Harmony, Kansas; Teeth; Echo) takes participants through an authentic musical theatre songwriting process. Explore the relationship between music and language. Learn key songwriting tools. Discover… [read more]


Newton

Newton's Cradle

Music and Lyrics by Heath Saunders; Book and Additional Lyrics by Kim Saunders

What happens when the rules you live by no longer apply? When Evan Newton brings his girlfriend to the family’s Alaskan cabin to propose, her response sets him on an adventure to connect his past to their present. Evan's journey takes us into his unique… [read more]

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Nickel Mines

Nickel Mines

Book by Andrew Palermo & Shannon Stoeke; Music and Lyrics by Dan Dyer

NICKEL MINES interprets a 2006 Lancaster, PA, Amish schoolhouse shooting in which a lone gunman shot 10 girls, 5 fatally, before taking his own life. This unique work fuses movement, music, and text to explore multiple viewpoints of what the Amish call… [read more]

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Normativity

Normativity

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jaime Jarrett

Normativity tells the story of Taylor, a teenage lesbian, who’s sick of seeing LGBTQ+ people killed off in media with tragic endings (the phenomenon known as “Bury Your Gays”). When Taylor meets Emily, a book character who’s willed herself to life in order… [read more]

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NYMF Preview Concert

NYMF Preview Concert

Various artists in 2016 NYMF

NYMF presents a preview of the 2016 New York Musical Festival, as part of the Worldwide Plaza Summer Concert Series. Get a sneak peek at some of the new musicals before they are presented at the Festival, July 11 - August 7 This preview concert is… [read more]

Concert

One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Beta)

One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Beta)

Performed by Kate Ferber; Written by Louis Greenstein and Kate Ferber; Directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt

This acclaimed one-woman show, featuring Kate Ferber, celebrates the music and creative force of the late singer-songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer whose pop masterpieces—including “Eli’s Comin’,” “And When I Die,” “Save the Country,” and “Stoney… [read more]


Open Jar Institute (educational)

Open Jar Institute (educational)

Featuring the Students of The Open Jar Institute 2016

Each year, 60 students are chosen 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 agents. At… [read more]


Outliers - Student Leadership program

Outliers - Student Leadership program

Music and Lyrics by Various Student Artists

Today, when the ultimate goal is to fit in, it’s difficult to embrace the traits that set us apart. NYMF's Student Leadership Program invites you to OUTLIERS, a concert that celebrates what’s brilliant and bold, hilarious and even heartbreaking, in what… [read more]

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Play Like a Winner

Play Like a Winner

Book and Lyrics by Erik Johnke; Music by David Wolfson

In the fiercely competitive world of girls’ soccer, how far would you go for your child? PLAY LIKE A WINNER is a satire of the soccer mom world based upon the award-winning play by Caytha Jentis, “All About the Kids.” At curtain, Coach Nick lies dead on… [read more]

Reading

Quick & Funny Musicals (NYMF @ Nite)

Quick & Funny Musicals (NYMF @ Nite)

The Quick & Funny Musicals Company

The Upright Citizens Brigade's 'Quick & Funny Musicals' Company enjoys skewering everything you care about...through the power of musical theater! With short, irreverent song and dance numbers – mocking anything from crime shows to one night stands – QUICK… [read more]


Remission

Remission

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen

Davy is a lonely college junior who dives into storytelling and fantasy to escape a life weighed down by stress, family dysfunction, and a challenging roommate. When blindsided by an unexpected cancer diagnosis, paralyzed by fear and despair, Davy leaves… [read more]

Reading

Sing at Cirque du Soleil (Educational)

Sing at Cirque du Soleil (Educational)

The Cirque du Soleil Casting team and its Talent Scout Severine Parent are offering to professional singers a workshop like no other! This is the opportunity to learn all the tricks and skills to be ready for a high-level show business audition and… [read more]


single

single

Book by Nat Bennett & Karen Bishko; Music and Lyrics by Karen Bishko

Leah seriously needs to get over her ex! She began a career in pop music when she was 20 years old, and even wrote a huge hit song... but the record company didn’t want her singing her own material and so she quit. Fast forward: Now she’s 36 and a… [read more]

Production

Still Ready: Rob Rokicki in Concert

Still Ready: Rob Rokicki in Concert

Music and Lyrics by Rob Rokicki

“A soulful swirl of rock & comedy…urgent songs about neurotic girls, wild odes to ape-like creatures, & so much more.” —BROADWAY SPOTTED ARE YOU READY? Rob still is. The award-winning composer of the Off-Broadway hit The Lightning Thief brings his… [read more]

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The Baby Project

The Baby Project

Book by Lori Ada Jaroslow; Music by Fonda Feingold & Noriko Olling; Lyrics by Fonda Feingold & Lori Ada Jaroslow additional material by Michael Schiralli

Dana Jacobson, a fortyish, single New Yorker, leaves her colorful family of origin and moves to Los Angeles to start one of her own. As she careens through the world of medically assisted fertility she is forced to ponder the question – What exactly… [read more]

Reading

The First Church of Mary, the Repentant Prostitute

The First Church of Mary, the Repentant Prostitute's FIFTH ANNUAL Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Geoff Davin; Additional Music and Lyrics by Nicole Boggs & KelleyAnn Hocter; Additional Music by David Mescon

MESSAGE FROM THE PREACHER: Hey y'all. It's me...Adamenses Huckster...your beloved and fearless Preacher. It's that time of year again! Time for our FIFTH ANNUAL benefit concert, revival, and pot luck dinner. If you think last year rocked...you ain't… [read more]

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THE GOLD

THE GOLD

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

Joseph Cohen, a Jewish-German boxer, finds his 1936 Olympic ambitions crushed as the Nazi’s rise to power. He soon learns that his toughest fight lies outside the ring, as he is separated from the woman he loves and their young son. Set against the… [read more]

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The Last Word

The Last Word

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Brett Sullivan; Additional Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham

East Cleveland, 1976. Jay is a charismatic slacker living above Paradise, the restaurant his father left him. But Jay has accumulated a trail of debt which includes Earlene Floyd, a local parking lot mogul, who wants to bulldoze Paradise and put up a… [read more]

Production

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL OPENING CELEBRATION

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL OPENING CELEBRATION

Raise the roof with Festival performers and creative teams, arts patrons, and Broadway stars at our annual Opening Night bash. This exclusive event is open to NYMF Patrons, Passholders, and Participants. Join us and you too can celebrate like there’s no… [read more]


Tink!

Tink!

Book by Anthony Marino; Music by Lena Gabrielle; Lyrics by Greg Kerestan & Lena Gabrielle

In a time before time was important, there was an island full of music and magic, where pirates, natives, fairies and other mysterious folk lived, loved and fought together- until one young fairy and one young pirate crossed paths. When first mate James of… [read more]

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Touché

Touché

Book and Lyrics by Blair Ross; Music by Randy Redd

It's wild! It's weird! It's out of this world! It’s 1964 and the race is on. The prize? The moon! Touché is a mad mad mad mad musical farce inspired by mostly-true events. Post-Ike. Pre-miniskirt. A go-getting Madison Avenue adman is sent to Moscow to… [read more]

Reading

ULTIMATE MAN!

ULTIMATE MAN!

Book by Jane Edith Wilson & Charles Abbott; Music By Alastair William King; Lyrics by Paul Gambaccini, Alastair William King & Jane Edith Wilson; Conceived by Paul Gambaccini

The Comic Book World is in a state of chaos, and Joe, the cartoonist who draws ULTIMATE MAN! has lost all control of his characters, who one-by-one magically travel to the Real World and confront Joe about the perils facing them. When megalomaniacal… [read more]

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Women of Note

Women of Note

Music and Lyrics by Various Artists

Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this concert has become such a staple of the Festival, that we’ve decided… [read more]

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