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'68: A New American Musical

Book and Lyrics by Jamie Leo; Music by Paul Leschen

A fiercely original work, inspired by the volatile events of the 1968 Democratic Convention and their place in history and our future. Albee Fellow Jamie Leo’s book and lyrics chronicle citizens in collision with history, airborne by award-winning composer… [read more]


An American Hero: A New World War II Musical

An American Hero: A New World War II Musical

Book by Kenneth L. Stilson; Music and Lyrics by Cody Cole

An American Hero tells the story of a romantic and cheerful Irish immigrant, who joins the Army and falls in love and marries an American woman before being sent to fight the Second World War. He suffers terrible losses, while his wife joins the war effort… [read more]


Auditioning for the Musical Theater

Auditioning for the Musical Theater

Michael Cassara

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]


Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera

Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera

Book by Stefanie A. Seskin; Music by Anthony Gemignani & LaQuinta Prince, lyrics by LaQuinta Prince and additional music & lyrics by Stefanie A. Seskin

Aralyn Ford is an ugly duckling who never realized she was a swan thanks to years of abuse at the hands of her father. She’s been careening through life putting everyone else’s needs before her own to the point where even she doesn’t know which face she’s… [read more]


Between the Sea and Sky

Between the Sea and Sky

Book, Music and Lyrics by Luke Byrne

Sam and Emily are sisters on holiday at the beach where they stumble upon a tragic chapter of local history, one that has left behind a lingering mystery. As the girls uncover the details of the story, it pulls them into deeper waters. "Between the Sea and… [read more]


Brad Knows Nothing

Brad Knows Nothing

Book and Lyrics by Jacob Ben-Shmuel & Alan Blake Bachelor; Music by Jacob Ben-Shmuel

Brad Knows Nothing is the story of - you guessed it - Brad, a high school senior who doesn’t know very much. When he finds himself utterly unprepared for his final history report, he enlists the help of his friend Chad, and together they weave the tale of… [read more]


Breaking Ground

Breaking Ground

Student Leadership Program

We are called millennials, generation Y, generation me, the internet generation, and much more. Whether we are ready or not, young people are carving the pathway for the future. Our song cycle, Breaking Ground, focuses on the unique issues facing our… [read more]


Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony

Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony

Mingle with friends old and new as we toast performances, productions, and memories of four 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 2018… [read more]


Defy Your Expectations

Defy Your Expectations

Music and Lyrics by Riley Thomas

Is it just another musical theater concert? You decide. Riley Thomas brings his unique blend of contemporary musical theater infused with pop, rock and jazz to push the boundaries of what musical theater can be about. A high-energy, humorous revue of… [read more]


Emojiland

Emojiland

Book, Music and Lyrics by Keith Harrison & Laura Nicole Harrison

Inspired by The Unicode® Standard, this electric ensemble piece explores the interconnected lives of two dozen emojis whose existence inside a smartphone becomes increasingly complicated after a software update. Driven by a thrilling, clever, heartfelt… [read more]


Fatty Fatty No Friends

Fatty Fatty No Friends

"Book by De Gré, Anderson & Gay;" Music by Christian De Gré; Story by Serrana Gay; Lyrics by Joseph Anderson;

FATTY FATTY NO FRIENDS is the story of a kid. The skinny kids hated him, no matter what he did.They taunted him until he took revenge without amends. It was a tasty lesson for Fatty Fatty No Friends. [read more]


Fifteenth Annual Opening Night Celebration

Fifteenth Annual Opening Night Celebration

Raise the roof with Festival performers and creative teams, arts patrons, and Broadway stars at our annual Opening Celebration. This exclusive event is open to NYMF Patrons, Passholders, and Participants. Join us and you too can celebrate like there’s… [read more]


Girl from Nowhere

Girl from Nowhere

Book by Victoria Rigby; Original Music and Lyrics by Lauren Pritchard; Developed and Directed by Whitney Mosery

After a sold-out run at London's Other Palace and a hit production at the Edinburgh Fringe, concert musical GIRL FROM NOWHERE crosses the pond to make its U.S. debut. It’s Texas, 1969 and the country is bursting with the vibes of peace, love and rock ‘n’… [read more]


Healing Retreat: A Life of Joy

Healing Retreat: A Life of Joy

Book by Marcus Terrell Smith; Music by Robbie McDonald; Lyrics by Robbie McDonald & Marcus Terrell Smith

Joy, a down-on-her-luck, overweight housewife, has resigned herself to a life of regret and unfulfilled potential. But when Niev Lapel comes to town — a spiritual healer made famous when she received supernatural powers from aliens in the woods — Joy is… [read more]


Held: A Musical Fantasy

Held: A Musical Fantasy

Book and Lyrics by Kelly Maxwell; Music by Meghan Rose

How far would you go to save your best friend? Three friends-Mera the soldier, Bardo the baker, and Korin the Dreamer have been trapped by an unknown Blood Wizard, who has kept them suspended in time. The only escape is into memory, where they put… [read more]


If Sand Were Stone

If Sand Were Stone

Book & Lyrics by Carly Brooke Feinman; Music by Cassie Willson

If Sand Were Stone follows a remarkable poet as she and her family grapple with her early-onset Alzheimer's disease at the peak of her career. As their world unsteadies and shifts, they must learn how to hold fast to love, against all odds. Loosely based… [read more]


Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space

Illuminati Lizards from Outer Space

Book and Lyrics by Yuri Worontschak and Paul Western-Pittard Music by Yuri Worontschak

Beauty Competitions, Power-Politics, and Conspiracies. The Lizard-Overlords, based in a broken-down flying saucer masquerading as a Las Vegas Cabaret, plan to colonise the planet. But when the Overlord gives this inept crew just one week to complete the… [read more]


Intersecting Chords

Intersecting Chords

Various Artists

Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Formerly known as Women of Note, these two separate concerts are now more inclusive than ever before. Featured artists… [read more]


Interstate

Interstate

Book and Lyrics by Kit Yan & Melissa Li; Music by Melissa Li

Interstate is an Asian-American pop-rock poetry musical about Dash, a transgender spoken word performer and his best friend Adrian, a lesbian singer-songwriter. Together, they are Queer Malady, an internet-famous activist band on their first road trip… [read more]


LEGACY The Musical

LEGACY The Musical

Book, Music, and Lyrics by November Christine

Hip-hop meets history in this new musical about Martin Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation. Who is the man behind the myth? Saint or sinner? Hero or heretic? You be the judge. [read more]


Mythos: The Crimson Chorus

Mythos: The Crimson Chorus

Book & Lyrics by Heather Jopling; Music by David Velarde

An arrogant vampire is cursed to love and lose the same human for all eternity. Will they find redemption or be forever cursed? Vanity, vengeance and vampires reign supreme in this original dramatic rock opera. With a powerful rock orchestral score,… [read more]


Pedro Pan

Pedro Pan

Book by Rebecca Aparicio; Music & Lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins

Based on the real-life events of Operación Pedro Pan, a young boy is sent to the U.S. to escape the growing dangers of post-revolutionary Cuba. To survive, Pedro must learn a new language and a new culture – while hoping to one day be reunited with his… [read more]


Peter, Who?

Peter, Who?

Book and Lyrics by Justin Moran & Jonathan Roufaeal; Music by Doug Katsaros & Adam Podd

PETER, WHO? tells the story of a nerdy high school senior named Peter, who wants to be special, wants to stop being invisible to the other students, and maybe even talk to the girl that sits behind him in chemistry. But after he’s bitten by a radioactive… [read more]


Saturdays

Saturdays

Book by Walker Caplan; Music and Lyrics by Scott Etan Feiner

A young father Eric and his wife Kathleen are hiding something from their anxious, environmentally conscious teenage son, Noah. Noah thinks Eric is an avid birdwatcher, but that bird watching is a cover story to hide the fact that Eric spends his Saturdays… [read more]


Sonata 1962

Sonata 1962

Book by Patricia Loughrey; Music by Thomas Hodges; Lyrics by Patricia Loughrey and Thomas Hodges

Raising a musically gifted child was a challenge that Margaret Evans cherished, and she devoted her life to her daughter. The world begins to open up for Laura when she gets a scholarship to study at a prestigious music school. But she falls in love with a… [read more]


Storming Heaven: The Musical

Storming Heaven: The Musical

Book by Katy Blake, Peter Davenport; Music by Katy Blake, Flip Anderson, Tracy Lawrence, Peter Davenport; Lyrics by Katy Blake, Flip Anderson, Tracy Lawrence, Peter Davenport

In the dangerous world of early 20th century West Virginia coal country, Carrie Bishop, a mine nurse, is torn between love for her husband and a union organizer. All three are swept up in the fight for their lives, as the war between mine-owners and… [read more]


The Civility of Albert Cashier

The Civility of Albert Cashier

Book by Jay Paul Deratany; Music by Joe Stevens & Keaton Wooden; Lyrics by Joe Stevens, Keaton Wooden, & Jay Paul Deratany

The astonishing true-story of a Civil War soldier whose life defied definition. Albert Cashier fought for the Union, received honors, and retired to Illinois. Now 60, Albert begins to suffer from dementia - and as they slip between the past and the… [read more]


The Gunfighter Meets his Match

The Gunfighter Meets his Match

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Abby Payne; Choreography by Glitter Kitty Productions

The Gunfighter Meets His Match is a wild West musical conceived and written by Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Abby Payne. The universal love story, inspired by the New York City music scene and the short stories of Louis L'Amour, is one of love, loss,… [read more]


Thicket & Thistle

Thicket & Thistle's WHAT'S YOUR WISH?

Book by Thicket & Thistle, Music by Kyle Acheson, Sam De Roest & Corley Pillsbury; Lyrics by Kyle Acheson, Sam De Roest & Corley Pillsbury

When two teenage best friends get sucked into a magic storybook, they discover that getting home will take more than just a wish. With time running out, will Nicholas and Brian’s friendship survive their perilous journey through Death Forest? Turn the page… [read more]


Victory Train

Victory Train

Book, Music and Lyrics by David Buskin & Jake Holmes

VICTORY TRAIN tells the story of a group of draftees serving in an army entertainment unit in Georgia in 1968, during the Vietnam War. The Show and its GI director Rick have aroused the enmity of the Colonel, who is looking for an excuse to shut down what… [read more]


Wonder Boi

Wonder Boi

Book, Music, and Lyrics by J. Jarrett

Wonder Boi tells the story of Jackson, a college student who is navigating his identity as both a transgender man and as a superhero. When Jackson and his sister, Peyton, take a mysterious drug, Jackson gains the powers of super strength, the ability to… [read more]