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2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival announces additional productions and readings

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced additional productions and readings for its 2014 Festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7 and continue through July 27. An additional slate of concerts and other events will be announced shortly. Read More>

2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival announces Next Link Project selections

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the 2014 Next Link Project musicals for its 11th annual Festival. This year's Festival will begin July 7 and continue through July 27. An additional slate of special events, free events, staged readings and educational panel discussions will be announced at a future date. Read More>

Join us for the 2014 NYMF Mixer!

Calling all producers, general managers, directors, designers, choreographers, musical directors, publicists...and anyone else interested in working on a show for the 2014 Festival! Read More>

Lillias White, Heidi Blickenstaff, Beth Leavel and More Honor Kinky Boots' Billy Porter at New York Musical Theatre Festival Gala

The New York Musical Theatre Festival honored Kinky Boots Tony Award winner Billy Porter at its 10th Anniversary Gala Nov. 10. Held at the Hudson Theater and hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show], Volleygirls), the Gala also celebrated NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. Read More>

Erica Lustig Announced Winner of the 8th annual NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation

Erica Lustig has been chosen as the winner of the 8th annual NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation (NNBS). The competition took place at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street) and gave nearly 200 singers the chance to be crowned this year’s champion. Read More>

Grand Jury selected and Submission Deadline for submissions to NYMF’s 2014 Next Link Project extended to Nov. 11th

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has chosen Abrams Artists Agent Beth Blickers, OBIE and Drama Desk Award-winning actress Donna Lynne Champlin, Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award-nominated actor Hunter Foster, Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award-nominated composer and lyricist Amanda Green, Tony Award®-nominated director Thomas Kail, Associate Producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie, Outer Critics Circle-nominated director and choreographer Josh Prince, Tony Award® and Drama Desk nominated actor and writer Tony Sheldon, Tony Award®-nominated and Grammy®-winning composer Lucy Simon, and two-time Tony Award®-winning actor Michael Cerveris to serve as the Grand Jury of this year’s Next Link Project. Read More>

2013 Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to be honored at NYMF 10th Annual Gala

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that 2013 Tony Award winner Billy Porter will be honored at its 10th Anniversary Gala to be held on Sunday November 10th at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan. The Gala will also celebrate NYMF’s 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. Read More>

Dan Markley named new Executive Director and Producer of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced that Dan Markley has been named as the new Executive Director and Producer of the organization, succeeding Isaac Robert Hurwitz, who stepped down to focus on his independent producing and creative consulting business. Read More>

NYMF announces details for 2013 NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation Competition (NNBS)

Produced by NYMF in association with Broadwayworld.com and New World Stages, with support from the ASCAP Foundation’s Irving Caesar Trust, this talent competition seeks to find the newest musical theatre star. The winner of the competition will receive a special solo concert, co-presented by NYMF and Grammy Award-winning producer Sh-K-Boom Records, as well as a photographic package courtesy of Seth Walters Photo and Video. Read More>

NYMF Announces submissions for the Next Link Project

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will begin accepting submission for their 2014 Next Link Project today, Monday, September 9th. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, November 1st. Those who submit materials by Thursday, October 3rd will receive an early bird discount of $20 off the standard $75 application fee. The New York Musical Theatre Festival’s eleventh season, will run July 7 – July 27, 2014. For more Next Link Project info and submission guidelines, visit www.nymf.org. Read More>

NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence

NYMF announced the 2013 Awards for Excellence winners at the Closing Night Awards Celebration on July 28 at The Liberty Theater. Read More>

The New York Musical Theatre Festival turns ten

Of the countless stage festivals crowded into the summer every year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival has perhaps the most enviable record as an incubator. Among the major shows that have passed under its aegis in the decade since it began are Next to Normal, Altar Boyz, [title of show], The Other Josh Cohen, Yank! and The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World. This year, NYMF is taking over three spaces at Pershing Square Signature Center, further consolidating the fest’s status as a major hub for theater lovers. We sat down with NYMF’s insightful cofounder and executive director, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, to talk about its past, present and future. Read More>

A First Look at the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival

A special press preview of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival was held Tuesday, July 2 at the Pershing Square Signature Center. On hand to perform selections from the many musicals in the yearly event were cast members Malcolm Gets, Anthony Rapp, Chad Kimball, Luba Mason, J. Robert Spencer, Danielle Lee Greaves, Richard H. Blake, Annie Golden, and Darren Ritchie, among others. Read More>

The Newest Additions to the 2013 Line-Up

One of the most anticipated announcements of NYMF's season is finally here: we've got more productions to add to the summer slate! Read More>

NYMF wins a Drama Desk Award

Each year, the Drama Desk votes special awards to recognize excellence and significant contributions to the theater. This year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival will receive a special Drama Desk Award. Read More>