One of the core benefits of producing your show in The New York Musical Theatre Festival is the ability to take advantage of the exposure that a festival of this scale can bring. On this page, you'll find an array of tools you can use for marketing your show.
Any questions regarding program insert templates should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To advertise your show using NYMF's various marketing resources, we require submission of certain marketing materials from you and your team. We will collect these materials in three phases, via this NYMF Producer Portal. These forms are mandatory, and we ask that you fill each out before its deadline. Be sure to visit this page as it updates, and complete each step.
Part I - Show Information (CLOSED)
Submit show title, author credits, marketing blurb, marketing tagline, genre, and various links to media profiles.
Deadline: ASAP after signed contract
Part II - Show Art (CLOSED)
Submit your web and print logos.
Deadline: April 3rd
Submit bios for your cast and crew, publicity photos, music clips, promotional videos, and press articles about your show.
The NYMF Program Guide, a full-color, 70-page guide to everything happening at the Festival, will be distributed to every NYMF audience member, along with a program insert for the specific show they are seeing. NYMF Program Guides will also be available at all NYMF venues, marketing partner locations, by mail to audience members and industry supporters, and as a PDF download on the Festival website. The NYMF Program Guide will reach over 40,000 theatre patrons and New Yorkers over the course of the Festival, and you can purchase ad space in this Program Guide at varying sizes and costs. For more information, visit the following links.
Choose from seven different ad sizes and submit the online form.
Deadline: APRIL 10
Send the artwork for your advertisement to the Marketing Department. Be sure to review the Art Guidelines before submission.
Deadline: APRIL 17
Review these guidelines when creating your advertisement's artwork.
NOTE: Additional resources may be made available. If you have any further questions, please contact Director of Marketing Matt Britten at Matt.Britten@nymf.org.
For the creation of your promotional materials such as a posters or postcards, a downloadable file of NYMF's logo is available here.
(PLEASE NOTE: YOU MAY ERASE THE WHITE BACKGROUND, BUT MUST INCLUDE THE WHITE BORDER AND TEXT.)
NYMF Billing Requirements: Any postcards, posters, website and other promotional materials you use must include:
- The NYMF logo (available for download above).
- NYMF’s web address: NYMF.org. Include this address for more information and tickets.
- The phrase, “Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival.”
If your show is a Next Link Project Selection, this phrase should be “Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project.”
- If any producer of your show is credited on your materials, you must also credit NYMF per the terms listed in your contract. Note that NYMF’s contractual billing is in first position, with the Festival’s full name spelled out (e.g. “The New York Musical Theatre Festival and [other producer] present…” or “presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and [other producer]”.
The following are the acceptable ways to credit your venue on all marketing materials. (Please note "The" "the" or no "the")
- The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center
480 West 42nd Street
- Theater 3
311 West 43rd Street
- PTC Performance Space
555 West 42nd Street
- The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe
407 West 42nd Street
- The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
All press releases MUST first be approved by NYMF. Please send to email@example.com for approval.
Along with your own show's rep contact information, please list the following on all press releases:
Festival Press Contact:
Matt Ross Public Relations – firstname.lastname@example.org
NYMF provides a boilerplate about the Festival and its sponsors that must be used at the conclusion of every press release. The language will change, so be sure check this page for updates each time you send out a press release.
The following boilerplate is accurate as of June 3, 2015.
The New York Musical Theatre Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre.
Now in its twelfth year, the Festival is the premier musical theatre event in the world. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in all 50 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form."
NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2015 is sponsored by Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and The Village Voice, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
The NYMF PASS is a great way to experience The New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a NYMF PASS, you can get into the theater before individual ticket holders. Passes also offer the exclusive ability to book tickets before they go on sale to the public. NYMF Passholder ticket booking begins June 1. Individual tickets go on sale June 15.
The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival will take place July 7-27. For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org