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Go Inside Rehearsals for the New York Musical Festival With Lesli Margherita, Max Crumm, and More

The upcoming festival will feature 20 original musicals in addition to concerts, readings, and special events. Read More>

2017 New York Musical Festival guide

How are great musicals born? The New York Musical Festival, formerly known as the New York Musical Theatre Festival, has been one of the genre’s most important midwives since its inception in 2004. Unlike the city’s other major summer theater events, such as the Fringe Festival and Shakespeare in the Park, NYMF is exclusively devoted to musical works. Read More>

9 Shows Not to Miss at This Year’s New York Musical Festival

We list some festival favorites to keep on your radar this summer. Read More>

Matthew McConaughey, Motherfreakinghood! & More! Eight 2017 NYMF Shows We Can't Wait to See

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has become a theatrical summer staple, bringing together up-and-comers and Great White Way alums to create the next big thing on a small scale. Read More>

11 Women Creatives You Need to Know at NYMF This Year

Get to know some of the next generation of musical theatre makers. Read More>

FREEDOM RIDERS Among NYMF's 2016 Gala Award Winners

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, has announced the recipients of their 2016 Awards, given out at this year's Gala. Read More>

NYMF Names Winning Gala Shows

Two of the winning musicals will receive developmental support and a subsidized production at the 2017 Festival. Read More>

Sierra Boggess, Tituss Burgess, Duncan Sheik Perform at NYMF 2016 Gala

The NYMF Gala honoring Duncan Sheik and Tara Rubin took place at the Edison Ballroom. Read More>

Spring Awakening Creator Duncan Sheik and More Honored at 2016 NYMF Gala

The event took place on November 13. Read More>

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, just honored Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca last night at the Edison Ballroom. Read More>

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala

The New York Musical Festival will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan. Read More>

Tituss Burgess and Sierra Boggess Will Perform at NYMF Gala

The evening, featuring a host of Broadway stars, will honor Tony-winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, among others. Read More>

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, and More Set for New York Musical Festival Gala

The event will honor composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, casting director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF treasurer Frank Troutman. Read More>

NYMF Gala Will Honor Duncan Sheik and Tara Rubin

The annual evening will be held next month at the Edison Ballroom. Read More>

NYMF to Honor Duncan Sheik and More at 2016 Gala, Hosted by Mo Rocca

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan. Read More>

See the Top Winners of This Year’s NYMF Awards

Victoria Clark and Lesli Margherita were among the 2016 NYMF Awards for Excellence at the New York Musical Festival. Read More>

Backstage With NYMF Musicals

Andrew Block released a backstage, "behind-the-scenes” article on the festival. Read More>

This Year's NYMF Has Something for Everyone

With 18 productions, ten readings, seven concerts and 14 events, NYMF—now in its 13th year—adds a total of 49 new options to the scene to make it that much easier to find something to love onstage. Read More>

What's On at NYMF 2016? Catch Previews from Five New Musicals!

On July 14th, the New York Musical Festival hosted a special preview of some of this year's shows, including: Children of Salt, Eh Dah? - Questions For My Father, Forest Boy, Icon, Nickel Mines, The First Church of Mary the Repentant Prostitute's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner; The Last Word, and Tink! Read More>

Lesli Margherita Hosts Preview of 2016 New York Musical Festival Productions

Cast members from 2016 productions of the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) met the press at the June Havoc Theatre on July 14. Read More>

Broadway Stars at the 2016 New York Musical Festival

Broadway.com caught up with some of the Broadway stars appearing in new musicals at NYMF 2016 for a photo shoot in Washington Square Park. Read More>

NYMF Kicks Off Today

Playbill released an article on the opening day of the Festival and provided brief summaries of the complete lineup of productions. Read More>

The 10 best NYMF shows to see at 2016’s New York Musical Festival

The New York Musical Festival officially begins today, which means that thousands of NYMFomaniacs with soon be swarming into Midtown theaters in the hope of discovering the next big musical-theater things. Read More>

Broadway Box Mentions NYMF in "Must-See" July Shows

Broadway Box listed The New York Musical Festival as one of "the 10 shows making fireworks this July". Read More>

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Behind the Scenes at This Year's Festival Photo Shoot

The New York Musical Festival has a trio of familiar faces in its brand-new ad campaign. Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I), Melanie Moore (Fiddler on the Roof), and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton) are re-creating iconic characters like Millie Dillmount and Peggy Sawyer to help promote the annual festival of brand new shows. As they hailed a cab and shot photos, TheaterMania was invited to hear what they have to say about the importance of this Big Apple institution. Read More>

NYMF Featured in Newsday's "Theater Buzz" Column

NYMF was featured in the Theater Buzz column, highlighting Newton’s Cradle and other notable artists at the Festival. Read More>

Casey Nicholaw and More Honored at 2015 NYMF Gala

The New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2015 Gala honored Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw, theater executive and producer Darren P. DeVerna, and former NYMF board chair Martin Grant at its annual gala, held Sunday, November 15, at the Edison Ballroom. Read More>

Marvel Joins NYMF Judges Panel

Marvel, in collaboration with The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) (Executive Director & Producer Dan Markley), is excited to announce that it will hold a chair on the NYMF's Grand Jury, which selects shows for the 2016 Festival. Marvel will be among the prestigious panel that help to fulfill NYMF's mission to nurture the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre. Through this dynamic partnership, Marvel will be expanding their creative talent pool into an eclectic ensemble of writers and creators who help craft some of the biggest and brightest shows ever to reach the musical stage. Read More>

New York Musical Theater Festival Offers Innovative Works

It’s not every year that a show coming out of the New York Musical Theater Festival achieves the momentum and subsequent success of “Next to Normal” or “[title of show],” past festival hits, but Broadway is hardly the only measure of success. This annual event is always a summer theater high point, offering a chance to see innovative work as it’s being born, and for a fraction of the average Broadway ticket price. Read More>

Inside the 12th Annual New York Musical Theatre Festival

How many American theater festivals can claim they’ve launched musicals staged in all 50 states and over 20 countries? The New York Musical Theatre Festival can. This year’s schedule of concerts, readings, and full musical productions, running July 7–27, will mark the festival’s 12th year of ensuring “the future vitality of musical theatre,” as its mission statement says. Read More>

Jeremy Jordan Is the Poster Boy for New York Musical Theatre Festival (Exclusive)

Jeremy Jordan may be in CBS' upcoming Supergirl, but he's still the poster boy for musical theater. The Newsies breakout of The Last 5 Years and Smash is the star of the artwork for the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival, The Hollywood Reporter reveals exclusively. Read More>

NYMF Adds New Musicals to 2015 Festival Lineup

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today its additional selections for NYMF 2015. Acappella, Claudio Quest, HeadVoice, Held Momentarily, Moses Man, Napoleon, Real Men, a musical for guys and the women who put up with them; Songs for the Fallen, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera and Wearing Black join the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival from July 7, 2015 to July 27, 2015. Read More>

Brooke Shields, Anastasia Barzee, and More Attend NYMF's 2014 Gala

New York Musical Theatre Festival choreographer, performer, and director Christopher Gattelli was honored along with producers Allan Williams and Beth Williams at the 2014 annual gala on November 9. The event, which was attended by the likes of Brook Shields and the Broadway League's Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin, took place at the Edison Ballroom. Read More>

Kenita Miller, Brian Charles Rooney and Many More Part of 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Launching Tonight

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival kicks off July 7. A mix of cutting-edge, funny and touching new musicals are premiering all over New York as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival honorarily chaired by Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien. Read More>

"Glee" and Allegiance Star Takes "Money Shot" for NYMF "Musicals Live Here" Series

In anticipation of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival — which has provided a platform for over 1,000 artists a year to create new musical theatre and will run this year July 7-27 — Playbill.com premieres NYMF's "Musicals Live Here" photo series. "Glee" and Allegiance Star Telly Leung takes a musical theatre "Money Shot" for the fourth photo in the series. Read More>

NYMF Announces 2014 Show Extensions - 'BAYONETS', CLINTON, CLONED! and More!

Due to popular demand, The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) have announced additional performances of five of their musicals. Read More>

Oklahoma! and Ragtime Actress Serenades Subway Riders in NYMF "Musicals Live Here" Series

n anticipation of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival — which has provided a platform for over 1,000 artists a year to create new musical theatre and will run this year July 7-27 — Playbill.com premieres NYMF's "Musicals Live Here" photo series. Oklahoma! and Ragtime actress Amy Bodnar serenades subway riders in the third photo of the series. Read More>

New Musical Brings Country Music to Off-Broadway

Somewhere With You — a coming-of-age show stacked with songs popularized by the likes of Kenny Chesney, Uncle Kracker and Jake Owen — is the first musical to ever hit Manhattan with a score of modern country tunes. JT Harding is the composer for the off-Broadway show, which launches in two weeks as part of the New York Musical Theater Festival. Read More>

"Smash" Star Stops Traffic in NYMF "Musicals Live Here" Series

In anticipation of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival — which has provided a platform for over 1,000 artists a year to create new musical theatre and will run this year July 7-27 — Playbill.com premieres NYMF's "Musicals Live Here" photo series. "Smash" star Leslie Odom, Jr. stops traffic in the second photo of the series. Read More>

Biggest ever Aussie line-up at New York Musical Theatre Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced its 2014 program and this year features its largest ever line-up of Australian artists. Read More>

Julia Mattison Heats Up NYC Coffee Shop in NYMF "Musicals Live Here" Series

In anticipation of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival, Playbill.com premieres NYMF's "Musicals Live Here" photo series. Godspell's Julia Mattison struts iconic fishnet dance attire in the premiere photo. Read More>

What to Do in New York City in Summer 2014

The New York Musical Theater Festival, at various West 42nd Street theaters, traffics in more recent history with new works like “Madame Infamy,” tracing the parallel paths of Marie Antoinette and Sally Hemings, and “Clinton the Musical” (Bill, although Hillary’s character is also on stage), nominated for best new musical at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe (July 7-27, nymf.org). Read More>

Theater: The Best Shows of 2013

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL -- This annual celebration of new musicals wisely moved to the summer where it could get more attention. NYMF is an institution now and 2013 was a banner year in terms of quality. Read More>

Tony Winner Jerry Mitchell to Helm But I’m a Cheerleader Workshop in London

Get out the pom-poms! Kinky Boots Tony winner Jerry Mitchell is directing a workshop of But I’m a Cheerleader in London on December 6. Based on the cult 1999 coming of-age-comedy, the musical adaptation (which premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival in 2005) features a book and lyrics by Bill Augustin and music by Andrew Abrams. Read More>

Celebrating Billy Porter and Ten Years of New York Musical Theatre Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival recently celebrated its annual gala by honoring Tony-Award winner Billy Porter and commemorating the festival’s 10th anniversary. Having birthed such international successes as “Altar Boyz” and “[title of show],” NYMF burst onto the scene in 2003, immediately filling a gap in the theatrical community as a place for new, groundbreaking work and emerging artists. Fast forward a decade and NYMF continues to produce edgy, high-caliber new musicals, yet (like most 10-year-olds) it has matured. Read More>

NYMF to Honor Kinky Boots Tony Winner Billy Porter

The New York Musical Theatre Festival will honor Kinky Boots Tony Award winner Billy Porter at its 10th Anniversary Gala Nov. 10. Held at the Hudson Theater, the Gala will also celebrate NYMF's 10 years of creating and nurturing new musical theatre. Read More>

A New Director for the New York Musical Theater Festival

There’s a new leading man at the New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF). The organization announced on Wednesday that Dan Markley has been named its new executive director and producer. Mr. Markley succeeds Isaac Robert Hurwitz, a festival founder who stepped down earlier this year to become a consultant on development projects for 20th Century Fox’s new Broadway venture. Read More>

Volleygirls, Natalie Joy Johnson, Darren Ritchie and More Receive NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence. Volleygirls, which starred [title of show]'s Susan Blackwell, took home top honors. Read More>

Photo Flash: NYMF Celebrates 2013 Awards for Excellence, Closing Night

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2013 Awards for Excellence and celebrated its closing night yesterday, July 28, 2013. Scroll down for photos of the winners and the closing festivities! Read More>

New York Musical Theater Festival Report: ‘Icarus’

The ragtag troupe that weaves a tale out of everyday materials is an old theatrical reliable for a reason. As “Peter and the Starcatcher,” to name just one current hit, makes clear, there’s still innocent pleasure to be found in role-switching, hat-doffing, puppet-waving performers who construct their show in plain sight. Read More>

New York Musical Theater Festival Report: ‘Volleygirls’

After “Lysistrata Jones” and “Bring It On,” you sort of know what you’re getting with “Volleygirls”: a band of loveable high school misfits, some bubblegum pop, low stakes and lots of girl power. Read More>

New York Musical Theater Festival Report: ‘Gary Goldfarb, Master Escapist’

We are all mangosteens. Read More>

Theater: NYMF #2: Stardom, Spirits and Suicide in Three New Musicals

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (or NYMF) is one of the highlights of the summer in New York City, an oasis of scrappy little shows that have come from other parts of the country or are making their world premiere here. All of them dream of Broadway or at least an open-ended production and the worst case scenario is that you can usually spot some talented actor you'll want to keep an eye out for in years to come. Here's a rundown of three more musicals, with another six on my calendar this week. Read More>

WHERE SHE IS NOW: DAWN CANTWELL & FRIENDS Concert Set for NYMF Tonight

Ashley Kate Adams (La Cage Aux Folles), with aka Studio Productions, will present a one night only NYMF Special Event Concert, Dawn Cantwell: WHERE IS SHE NOW: Dawn Cantwell & FRIENDS, tonight, July 21 at 8:30pm. The show will be directed by D.B. Bonds (associate director of Kinky Boots) with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (La Cage Aux Folles). Read More>

Boys Will Be Boys

Well, I am about to lose my virginity. This is the first time I am writing a theater review. Previously, I have been critical of critics. The cherry on the cake was when Ben Brantley gave Patti LuPone appearing in the Encores series "Gypsy" a lousy review. Trust me, she was brilliant. When the show moved to Broadway he retracted his comments and raved about her performance. So, I had mixed feelings about reviewing. I know there is tremendous blood, sweat and tears in most every production. Who wants to be a spoil sport? So, would I have to make nice? Read More>

Hot Sheet: Ursa Major

2. THEATER: Homo the Musical! Read More>

From the Ground Up: Composer Elaine Chelton & Lyricist/Playwright Erik Johnke Discuss “God’s Country”

Composer/ Librettist teams are invited to the New York Musical Festival from many sides. In being chosen for the 2013 New York Musical Theater Festival, Playwright and Lyricist Erik Johnke explained, “They chose us. You apply to a lot of places, and you try to get in. They’ve got a great track record of getting shows and taking them to the next level, and we’re very glad to be part of that group.” Read More>

Julian Po; The Pirates of Finance; Volleygirls

The line was justifiably long for the penultimate performance of Julian Po at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre. Patrons jockeyed for position in the "general admission" line in order to score a nice seat in the cozy house. If you could survive that, you were in for a real treat: Andrew Barrett and Ira Antelis' new musical, based on the book "La Mort de monsieur Golouja" by Branimir Scepanovic (which was turned into the 1997 Christian Slater film Julian Po), is brimming with blood-pumping American rock and memorable melodies. Read More>

PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Kevin Spirtas of NYMF's Legacy Falls Picks His Favorite Songs for "Soap'n Around"

Kevin Spirtas, who appeared on Broadway in The Boy from Oz and is best known for his work on the soap opera "Days of Our Lives," stars in the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) production of the soap opera musical Legacy Falls. Here, he picks his favorite songs for "Soap'n Around" as part of Playbill.com's Playbill Playlist series. Read More>

STAGE VIEWS: Wicked and NYMF Star Robb Sapp

Robb Sapp Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Robb Sapp, who will be seen in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Marry Harry, which runs July 19-28 at the Signature Alice Brickman Theatre. Read More>

New York Musical Theater

Broadway stars Anthony Rapp and J. Robert Spencer are taking part in the largest annual musical theater event in the world. Read More>

NYMF Celebrates 10 Years With Isaac Robert Hurwitz

On May 19, 2013, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the executive director/producer of The New York Musical Theatre Festival, was presented with a special award at the 58th Annual Drama Desk Awards for his significant contribution to musical theater. Read More>

NYMF Executive Director’s Selection Process

Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the Executive Director & Producer of NYMF talked to StageBuddy’s Julia Melim about the selection process, funding, and inspiration behind the festival, which is in the middle of its tenth season. Read More>

DIVA TALK: Chatting With NYMF Stars Jenna Leigh Green, Karen Mason, Jane Summerhays and Lynn Wintersteller

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage. Read More>

BWW JR: NYMF For Kids

This month, New York celebrates musical theatre as the New York Musical Theatre Festival debuts thirty new productions. Three of the shows are perfect for family audiences. This is a great (and rare) opportunity for you to introduce your child to a brand new show in development. Today's festival presentations could be tomorrow's Off-Broadway hits. Read More>

Top 10! Pippin Stars in the Classroom, NYMF Show Guide & My Fair Lady Casting Sparks the Week's Hot Stories

Broadway.com is every theater fan's top source for news, interviews, and exclusive features and photos covering all of your favorite shows and stars. Click below to get up to date on the 10 most-read stories from July 12 through July 18. Read More>

New York Musical Theatre Festival Shows Julian Po and Volleygirls Announce Extensions

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced that two of this year's musicals have received extensions due to popular demand. Read More>

VOLLEYGIRLS Adds Additional Performance to NYMF Run

NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL (NYMF), Monica Raymund of SISU THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS, and CAVE 76 PRODUCTIONS have released a little Jabali (their inner beast) by adding yet another performance of the world premiere of VOLLEYGIRLS on Friday, July 26 at 1 p.m. Read More>

NYMF Will Present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers, Featuring Performances by Keala Settle, Nik Walker and More

New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present The Music Box, An Evening of Lady Composers July 21. Performances will take place at 6 and 9 PM at the PTC Performance Space. Read More>

NYMF Celebrates the Start of 2013 Season With Opening Party at Liberty Theatre

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is now in its tenth year. To celebrate the opening of the season, hundreds of cast and crew of NYMF shows, looking as glamorous as ever, came to the opening party held at the Liberty Theatre on 42nd Street. Judging from the amount of talent in the room, this season of NYMF is looking to be one for the books. The New York Musical Theatre Festival is taking place now through July 28. Read More>

Bring On the Volleygirls & Homo! 10 NYMF Shows That Caught Our Eye

The annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (known as NYMF) is a three-week-long extravaganza of promising new shows, presented for an audience of potential producers, industry insiders and musical buffs. As the 2013 festival gets set for its July 8 opening night (with performances continuing through July 28 at various theater district venues), we scanned the list for 10 tuners with intriguing titles, casts, creative team members—or all of the above. For ticket info and a complete roster of events, go to www.nymf.org. Read More>

5 Shows that Stand Out at the NYMF – 2013

The 10th Anniversary of the New York Musical Theatre Festival is upon us! Boy, it seems like just yesterday I was attending an orientation meeting for Season #1 when Altar Boyz made it’s debut and I was thinking, “Really? They’re going to acronymn-it to NYMF? Sounds weird.” Read More>

Garden State Journal speaks to The Water Dream’s Shawn Cody, Adam Kern and Doug Chapman

Now in its 10th year, The New York Musical Theatre Festival highlights the best and brightest upcoming stars of musical theatre. This year the festival welcomes back Anthony Rapp to the festival as he stars along with Tony nominee J. Robert Spencer in the staged reading of Shawn Cody’s epic fantasy THE WATER DREAM directed by Jim True-Frost which also Stars J. Robert Spencer, Karmine Alers, Brian Dykstra, Dee Roscioli. The Water Dream will take place on July 10 & 11 at The Pershing Square Signature Center, The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (480 West 42nd St.). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.nymf.org. This event is being produced by Royal Family Productions. Read More>

New York Musical Theatre Festival: Three Jersey artists offer something different

Just as Broadway has its collection of strange bedfellows, with "Kinky Boots" around the corner from the orphans of "Annie," so does the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with a special Drama Desk Award received for its efforts, the festival provides a showcase for new works. More than 350 shows have played NYMF stage Read More>

What's Up, Chad Kimball? The Tony Nominee on Chasing His Memphis 'High' & Why Julian Po Isn't Your Typical Musical

Tony nominee Chad Kimball is about to star in his first musical since he departed the Tony-winning production of Memphis in 2011. Kimball takes on the title character in the stage adaptation of Julian Po at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Andrew Barrett’s musical about a suicidal drifter whose life is changed after stumbling upon a small town is one of the hottest shows of the festival, extending its run before the first performance. Broadway.com caught up with Kimball to get the scoop on this hot ticket. Read More>

New York Musical Theatre Festival is back for 10th season

A dude with a death wish. Dancing duo Vernon and Irene Castle. An alien from Planet Homo. That’s but a taste of what’s on tap at the New York Musical Theatre Festival — an eclectic buffet of song and dance that prides itself on giving artists at every level an affordable showcase. It’s also where “Next to Normal” ran before winning Tonys and a Pulitzer. Now in its 10th year, this summer’s three-week celebration boasts 24 full productions, special events and readings, plus familiar Broadway names. Read More>

STAGE VIEWS: Wonderland and NYMF Star Darren Ritchie

Playbill.com's series features actors commenting on their recent theatregoing experiences, what productions they're looking forward to and more. Here, via email, we hear from singing actor Darren Ritchie, who will be seen in the New York Musical Theatre Festival production of Standby, which runs July 19-28 at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Read More>

Prohibition, The Jews And Kiddush

Prohibition reshaped the social ecology of New York, causing immigrants from different lands to make common cause in the interest of continuing to drink. Despite their reputation for sobriety, Jews often enjoyed special access to alcohol because of an exemption in the law for sacramental wine. Read More>

New York Musical Theatre Festival is back for 10th season

A dude with a death wish. Dancing duo Vernon and Irene Castle. An alien from Planet Homo. Read More>

NYMF Previews 2013 Season and Meets the Press

Anthony Rapp, Susan Blackwell, and more preview their shows and talk about what NYMF means to them. Earlier this week the New York Musical Theatre Festival held a press conference to showcase a few of the new musicals being shown at this year’s festival. Featured here are performances from The Water Dream, Volleygirls, Legacy Falls, Feather, and Dizzy Miss Lizzie’s Roadhouse Revue Presents ‘The Brontes’. NYMF kicks off their 2013 season July 8 and runs through July 28. 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>

PHOTO CALL: Malcolm Gets, Anthony Rapp, Chad Kimball, Susan Blackwell, Jason Gotay, J. Robert Spencer and More Preview 2013 NYMF Shows

Malcolm Gets, Annie Golden, Chad Kimball, Susan Blackwell, Jason Gotay, J. Robert Spencer and more took part in a special preview of this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival shows on July 2. Read More>

Photo Coverage: Chad Kimball, Malcolm Gets & NYMF Casts Meet the Press!

Just yesterday, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents a special preview of the 2013 featuring musical selections from: Julian Po, The Water Dream, Mother Divine, Marry Harry, Crossing Swords, Legacy Falls, Standby, Volleygirls and Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue Presents The Bröntes. BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the special event and you can check out full photo coverage below! 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>

DIVA TALK: Chatting With NYMF Stars Natalie Joy Johnson, Luba Mason and Victoria Matlock

News, views and reviews about the multi-talented women of the musical theatre and the concert/cabaret stage. This week's column spotlights three of the women featured in the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, which runs July 8-28 at various venues around the city. Diva Talk posed the same set of questions to each talented artist; their answers, via email, follow. Read More>