Full Productions | 2013 Next Link Project
Take a vampiric bite of this high school musical!!! The ambitious upstart, Mack, rises amongst the hallway ranks of pretty girls, nerds, jocks, and studs while best friends Jacques and Maura raise their personal stakes for the sake of survival. One problem - Maura is Mack's girl. A prophecy determining the fates of the Birnam Woodsmen sets this pop rock musical love triangle in motion... [By The Mummers] style.
Schedule: Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 12th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 4:30 pm, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm, Oct 16th, 1:00 pm
Music by T. Sivak
It’s 1961 and Dr. Dick Cuttingham will go to any lengths to further science ---even Murder! When his fiancee is accidentally decapitated, Dick keeps her head alive in a baking pan. Add a Monster in the Closet, a one-armed lab assistant, a model with "a body to die for," and a live rock band and you have the formula for one dangerous evening of entertainment. WARNING: You may laugh your head off
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 5:00 pm, Oct 9th, 9:00 pm, Oct 10th, 1:00 pm, Oct 12th, 9:00 pm, Oct 14th, 7:30 pm, Oct 16th, 1:00 pm
Music by Robert Baumgartner Jr.
1 Date. 8 Minutes. 2 Lifetimes.
Most people fantasize about a perfect future with the ideal mate. Marvin and Katie have much more realistic expectations. When they meet on a speed date, they let each other know exactly what to expect in the years to come. It might not all be pretty -- but oddly enough, it might be pretty romantic.
Schedule: Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 4:30 pm, Oct 12th, 4:30 pm, Oct 14th, 4:30 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm, Oct 15th, 4:30 pm, Oct 16th, 4:30 pm
Music by Lori Scarlett and John Ballinger
Lyrics by Lori Scarlett
“Fucking Hipsters!” is set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and follows Lars (Brandon Wardell of “Catch Me if You Can”), lead-singer for the indie band Mark Twain’s Moustache. Lars is the hipster king: he has a successful music career, he’s idealistic and socially active, plus, he brews his own beer. Lars’ world is thrown into turmoil when he meets the young Korean-American spitfire Josie Harvey (Emily Borromeo) one night after a show. Josie immediately penetrates the hipster scene with her beauty, smarts and sexual aggressiveness. But bad luck follows Josie: her abusive ex-boyfriend drained her bank account and her apartment has termites. When she moves into The Moustache Loft to seek refuge, she throws Lars’ relationships with keyboardist Evangeline (Heather Robb of The Spring Standards ), and the inter-racial-gay-married-born-again rhythm section of Buck (Luke Smith) and Tomatoes (Kyle Lamar Mitchell) into turmoil. Will The Moustache...
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 5:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 5th, 9:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm
Music by Julia Meinwald
Jack Perry is a thirty-something Manhattanite seeking Crate & Barrel domestic bliss, aimless strolls down the aisles of Whole Foods, a pug to raise and neuroses to share. But despite his well-meaning coupled-up pals' attempts to set him up and settle him down, Jack finds himself down and out. In this one-day-in-the-life musical, bar-hop, cab-stop, and heart-flop with Jack as he pursues the mysterious source of a late-night love-professed text message.
Schedule: Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 4:30 pm, Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 4:30 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 15th, 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy's romance comes to life with fresh eyes as Jane Austen revisits her unpublished manuscript, First Impressions. As Austen transforms their story into what will ultimately become her masterpiece, Pride and Prejudice, both the author and her characters struggle to learn the joy of second chances.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 9:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 5:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 5:00 pm, Oct 11th, 5:00 pm
Billy’s the new kid at Our Lady Of Perpetual Motion and he has a lot to learn about parochial school. When he meets his drama teacher Sister Katherine, a beguiling novice who jogs and sings like Julie Andrews, he falls hopelessly in love, resolving to become Pope and change the rules of the church so that they can one day marry. A charming musical about first loves, youthful obsession, and the search for miracles.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 9:00 pm, Oct 1st, 5:00 pm, Oct 1st, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 5:00 pm, Oct 4th, 5:00 pm, Oct 7th, 9:00 pm
It's Madame X with a huge capital "M!" for Melodrama! Music! and Murder! in this over the top hysterical take on Douglas Sirk films and the ever-durable genre of the altruistic, self sacrificing mother. It's a new twist on John Singer Sargent's classic portrait, Madame X, as she haunts an over-sexed housewife who won't take responsibility for her own hedonism...until it's too late!
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 8th, 11:00 pm, Oct 9th, 7:00 pm, Oct 13th, 4:30 pm
Music by Kenneth Flagg
In the summer of 1982, Dorimant, lead singer of Silverwolf, broke hearts all down the Jersey Shore with his panty-dropping hit ballad, "Come Down Angel.” But now it's 1986, and he’s still a one-hit wonder. When the hot and brainless JJ Rock rolls into town with his band Hämmer, Dorimant must rediscover the spirit of rock'n'roll, or lose his band, his bar... and his one shot at a girl who can rock as hard as he does. (An adaptation of the Restoration comedy The Man of Mode.)
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm
Music by Alastair William King and Perry Liu
Lyrics by Perry Liu
Conceived by Alastair William King and Perry Liu
A media sensation before his time, Billy the Kid was one of the Wild West’s most infamous outlaws. He, Pat Garrett and their young gang live a rebellious carefree life, but that quickly changes after Billy draws his gun. On the run, these ‘kids’ must learn to grow up… the hard way. Driven by a heart-pounding rock score, this edgy musical spins a tale of youth and friendship, fame and violence in America.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 5:00 pm, Sep 28th, 9:00 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 6th, 1:00 pm, Oct 6th, 4:30 pm, Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 4:30 pm
Book and Lyrics by Tess Barker and Brett Schrier
Fresh out of art school, best friends Morgan and Matthew begin "real life" with the shared dream of having it all. But is it really possible to build the perfect career and the ideal personal life? Across the span of thirty years, irresistible opportunities and heart-wrenching decisions bring each of the friends towards achieving half of their dream – and force them to leave the other half behind. A beautifully haunting portrait of best friends, passions, and time.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 8:00 pm, Oct 12th, 8:00 pm
The Big Bank of Brooklyn revels in foreclosing on homes and dreams. But the bank's long-time employee, Stuart Stevens, has lost his passion for repossession and finds himself falling in love with Iris, the owner of a flower shop he's been ordered to foreclose on. Meanwhile, a radical environmentalist and his precocious 11-year old daughter, Parsley, plot their revenge. Will the bank go bust? Or BOOM!? A wacky wonderful musical for our time.
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 9:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 3:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm
Additional Story by Suellen Vance
It's 1940s Los Angeles and the hottest place to be seen is Central Avenue, in the shadow of Hollywood where hot swing blows all night long at clubs like Jack's Chicken Basket and the Club Alabam. Brothers Bill and Jim Marcel are sax players struggling to carve out their own legacies, but first they must overcome a destructive rivalry, addiction, and tragedy before it's too late.
Schedule: Oct 10th, 8:00 pm, Oct 11th, 1:00 pm, Oct 13th, 9:00 pm, Oct 14th, 5:00 pm, Oct 15th, 9:00 pm, Oct 16th, 1:00 pm
Directed by Stephen Agosto
Best friends since diapers, Simon and Mike hit turbulence when personal epiphanies promise to change their relationship forever. As the newly-engaged Mike faces new responsibilities, Simon endures an awkward blind date and a string of therapy sessions before experiencing a revelation of his own. A musical comedy about friendship and discovery, Crazy, Just Like Me shows just how crazy love can be.
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 1st, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm, Oct 5th, 9:00 pm
Score by Jayson Landon Marcus with Benjamin Sherman
Conceived by Psittacus Productions
The Satyrs: an epic rock band comprised of shirtless goat men, desperate only for a drink and a shag. The Cyclops: a one-eyed, flesh-hungry monster – with a dash of Freddie Mercury. Odysseus: a weary soldier, with ukulele, just trying to get home. Put them all in a cave and you get Cyclops, hailed as a “thrilling freak show” (LA Times), and “genius” (NPR). A “proud cousin” to Hedwig, it is guaranteed to melt your face off.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 8:00 pm, Sep 30th, 3:00 pm, Oct 1st, 7:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 5:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 4:30 pm, Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 11:00 pm
The global phenomenon Ennio Marchetto is the original transformation artist, revolutionizing the art of origami into a unique performance that is nothing short of comic genius. With his hilarious physical comedy, a sizzling soundtrack and ingenious paper costumes Ennio magically and hysterically morphs into over 50 of our favorite personalities from Lady Gaga and Eminem to Fred Astaire and Mona Lisa. Wonderfully, wickedly funny! “A sustained hour of heaven by an entertainer touched by genius…this is performance at its crazy, creative unfettered best.” (Time Out, London)
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 1:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 9th, 1:00 pm, Oct 9th, 4:30 pm, Oct 12th, 8:00 pm
Choreography by Michael Kidney
Directed by Matthew Martin and Tim Realbuto
According to backstage lore, the ghost of a Ziegfeld Follies star haunts the New Amsterdam Theatre. Ghostlight excavates the true story of Olive Thomas, a small-town girl who rises to headlines alongside Fanny Brice. Seduced by the decadent world of the theater, Olive stumbles into a secret affair, an unfulfilling Hollywood marriage, and a downward spiral into drugs and alcohol. An homage to Broadway’s Golden Age, Ghostlight captures the glamorous and tragic lives of those who changed the face of the American musical forever.
Schedule: Sep 26th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 5:00 pm, Oct 7th, 9:00 pm, Oct 8th, 5:00 pm, Oct 9th, 1:00 pm
Brimming with hilarity and heart, Greenwood is the story of long-lost performing arts camp friends who reconnect decades later through social networking. Though adulthood has led them far from each other and even further from their true selves, the milestone anniversary of a special summer reunites them unexpectedly. Their past and present selves come crashing together and sparks fly, illuminating the way to the future.
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 9:00 pm, Oct 11th, 9:00 pm, Oct 12th, 1:00 pm, Oct 12th, 5:00 pm, Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 5:00 pm, Oct 16th, 5:00 pm
Germany. 1931. Christine Maladin is the only thing standing between her family and the pit of a worldwide depression, until one day a visiting impresario hears the voice of an angel floating from her flat – and determines to make her four-year-old daughter an international star. A tale of fame, fortune, failed opera divas, dwarfs, sweatshop bosses, monumentally bad parenting, and what happens to a little girl when no one will tell her "no."
Schedule: Oct 5th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 9:00 pm, Oct 10th, 9:00 pm, Oct 13th, 5:00 pm, Oct 15th, 9:00 pm, Oct 16th, 3:00 pm
An awkward misfit is forced to live with an uber-jock and his quirky family over summer break. An inconvenient love develops, threatening the rigid social structure of Forest Glen High School. Kissless’s score bounces from pop to rock to traditional Broadway to country … with a little Glee glitter on top. This production features a cast of Texas teenagers, descending upon the Big Apple with stars in their eyes, just enough money for a fake ID and an “I Heart NY” tattoo, and every intention of rocking your world.
Schedule: Sep 28th, 8:00 pm, Sep 29th, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 7:00 pm, Oct 3rd, 1:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 8th, 5:00 pm
Additional Development by Donna Drake
The streets of Paris are not safe after young Pierre Frollo’s love for a fiery Muslim refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events. Featuring a chanson- and Arab-influenced score, this gripping musical re-sets Victor Hugo’s Notre Dame De Paris amongst the disenfranchised youth and xenophobia of France 1958, and the Algerian War for Independence.
Please be advised that this show contains mature themes and content which may not be suitable for children.
Schedule: Oct 3rd, 8:00 pm, Oct 4th, 9:00 pm, Oct 10th, 5:00 pm, Oct 10th, 9:00 pm, Oct 12th, 5:00 pm, Oct 15th, 5:00 pm, Oct 15th, 9:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by David Shire
After surviving a disastrous divorce, New York magazine writer Nan Freeman finds her illustrious career flushed down the pipes. Her last chance at a comeback arrives in the form of a lecherous publisher and a lunatic proposal: Nan must write a book about the history of marriage. Scenes from her book take us on a hilarious journey through the annals of matrimony where she learns a thing or two about her own relationships. Will she give love another shot?
Schedule: Oct 4th, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 1:00 pm, Oct 9th, 5:00 pm, Oct 9th, 9:00 pm, Oct 12th, 9:00 pm, Oct 14th, 9:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney
Book and Additional Lyrics by Bil Wright
This One Girl’s Story is the journey of Patrice and her friends – four young women in search of a drama-free night filled with dancing and maybe a little romance – hopefully not with yet another W.G.F.M (“Wrong Girl For Me”). They’ve ditched their troubles in Newark to party in the Big City, but a shocking incident forces them to face difficult truths about themselves. This powerful musical, inspired by actual events combines R&B, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop to sing a tale of love and courage.
Schedule: Sep 27th, 8:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 8:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:30 pm, Oct 2nd, 8:00 pm, Oct 5th, 4:30 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 9th, 8:00 pm
Girl Group meets Broadway in the event of the season, Tour de Fierce! This ambitious new stage production mixes elements of Broadway, Cabaret, Fashion, Performance Art and Film, in a non-stop song-and-dance concert. Starring The Broadway Dolls, a girl group featuring five of the most fiercely talented, sexy, and intelligent triple-threat ingénues of the Broadway Stage – accomplished and contemporary women who tell the stories of their road to Broadway in a surprising, moving and often hilarious evening of theatrical fabulousness. In a word, FIERCE.
Schedule: Oct 11th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 8:00 pm, Oct 14th, 11:00 pm, Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 16th, 5:00 pm
A young ruler striving to bring peace to his country. A British archaeologist desperate to salvage his career with one great discovery. Tut, a mesmerizing and entirely unique oratorio-dance hybrid, interweaves the lives of two men across thousands of years: Tutankhamun, the mysterious pharaoh, and Howard Carter, the man who discovers his long-lost tomb. Featuring a magical score and stunning choreography, Tut gets into your bloodstream with rhythms you’ll feel for days to come.
Schedule: Oct 12th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 9:00 pm, Oct 14th, 5:00 pm, Oct 14th, 9:00 pm, Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 15th, 5:00 pm
Music by David Caldwell
GOTTA GETTA GIRL is an old-fashioned musical comedy with a modern twist. An homage to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, the show poses the question, "What would happen if Gene Kelly ended up with Donald O'Connor instead of Debbie Reynolds?" A panaromic view of the entertainment world in the 1930s, this 3-person tap dance show travels from Vaudeville to Broadway to Hollywood to the battlefields of World War II, where America and love conquer all.
Schedule: Oct 11th, 1:00 pm, Oct 11th, 4:30 pm
Music and Lyrics by Taylor Bridges
Additional Story by Kristine Bogan, Abby Burke, Renée McCurry, and Heather Shields
Directed by David Glenn Armstrong
Huckleberry Haywood is tired of waiting. Leaving his family legacy in the dust of Haywood County, Alabama, he sets his sights on bigger things: New York, new freedom, new friends and his own voice as a young writer. Instead, he finds himself at a singing diner on Broadway, serving disco burgers in roller skates. Forced to confront his personal demons, Huck must discover who he is, where he’s from, and who he’s waiting to become.
Schedule: Oct 14th, 1:00 pm, Oct 14th, 4:30 pm
based on an original story by Carey Ramos and Catrina Bentley
Music and Lyrics by Lamont Dozier
A respectable New York lawyer and a British free spirit have one thing in common: a flair for the unexpected. As the pair marry and embark upon a life together, they chase the element of surprise from the galleries in London to the museums of New York. Many Happy Returns is a delightful musical romp about a woman who steals for love and a man who will do almost anything to keep her out of jail.
Schedule: Sep 29th, 5:30 pm, Sep 30th, 11:00 am
Lyrics by Daniel Korb and Darren Korb
Music by Darren Korb
This new musical bromance by the Korb Brothers is an outrageous comedy with a lot of heart about two straight best friends who marry each other for the financial benefits. But their faux gay marriage turns to all out war when one inherits a small fortune and the other refuses to give him a divorce.
Schedule: Oct 13th, 1:00 pm, Oct 13th, 5:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
Join Nikki as she plunges into the matrix of the world wild web to emerge as a guru of the do’s and don’ts of Internet Dating. Armed with an antiquated guide to matchmaking (passed down from her dear old bubbe) and the enlisted help of three modern day Cyber Yentas (Match.com Guy, JDate Guy, and OK Cupid), Nikki shares her "sure-fire" strategy to nab the near impossible: One Good Date. Although all the dating stories are TRUE, the USERnames have been changed to protect the innocent.
Schedule: Oct 14th, 4:30 pm, Oct 15th, 1:00 pm, Oct 16th, 5:00 pm
Music by Andrew Bleckner
Directed by Valentina Fratti
The Pigeon Boys tells the story of the forgotten pigeoneers of World War II and explores the lives of three soldiers -- an American, a Brit, and a German. As the boys face the harsh realities of war and one life-or-death mission, they reveal the mysteries of the 50,000 pigeons used to save the lives of soldiers and airmen. Their intertwined stories of love, hope and fear look at the struggles of becoming a man.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 1:00 pm, Sep 30th, 4:30 pm
A unique concert experience featuring
a bouquet of melodies drawn from the most popular musicals of Korea and around
the world. Ms. Se Jung Kook and her collaborators bring together Eastern and
Western song forms in a powerful, tuneful collision, all masterfully performed
on the electone – an unusual triple-keyboard digital instrument capable of
mimicking an entire orchestra! Continuing the Festival’s partnership with
world-class Asian musical theatre artists, NYMF joins forces with ELCONSE Music
Korea for a night of stunning musicianship and showstopping entertainment.
Schedule: Oct 9th, 8:00 pm, Oct 10th, 4:00 pm
Music by Lee Pockriss
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Inspired by the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. presents the world premiere of the original score from Gatsby. Written by Tony Award winner Hugh Wheeler, Grammy Award nominee Lee Pockriss and Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh, the unproduced musical adaptation was announced to open on Broadway in spring 1970 but never came to fruition. This world premiere concert of Gatsby will feature the rich, jazz-infused score written for F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic roaring '20s tale of passion, decadence and desire.
Schedule: Sep 30th, 7:00 pm, Sep 30th, 10:00 pm
Music and Lyrics by David Nehls
Translated by Stephen Pietrantoni, David Laurin, and Patrick Olafson
Ma Femme, Ma Blonde et Ma Roulotte (literally “My Wife, My Girlfriend and My Trailer”) is The Great American Trailer Park Musical (first launched at NYMF ‘04) with a special Canadian twist. Adapted into the French often heard on the streets of Montreal, the show retains the hilarious essence of its original American tale of a sordid affair between an exotic dancer and a married toll collector. This Quebecois take will have you laughing and shouting “Tabarnak!” before you know it!
Presented in French with English supertitles
Schedule: Oct 8th, 7:00 pm, Oct 9th, 1:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to go three rounds with writer Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks? One ticket will gain you entrance to three totally different sets of tunes by Iconis (Things To Ruin, Bloodsong of Love, The Black Suits). This epic one-of-a-kind event will burst with quirky portraits of normal people, outcasts, vagabonds, suburbanites, weirdos, fat kids, and porn stars. Old favorites, rarely-performed cuts from Joe's book musicals, and brand new world premieres. Guest stars, surprises-a-plenty, and whiskey singalongs will abound. Minds will be blown, hearts will burst, stamina will be tested.
Schedule: Oct 10th, 8:00 pm
Michael "Tuba" McKinsey, and Nick Verina
Music by Various Composers
Take an unruly quintet of testosterone-laden performers and a brilliant talent on the piano, add in the reinterpretation of a few old musical theater “chestnuts,” and POW! You get a hilarious hour and a half of entertainment! Bridged with heartfelt moments, Balls unabashedly celebrates its own inappropriateness. It’s a parody show from a totally new vantage! Sooo…Buckle your seatbelts and join us as we examine the role of the straight male in musical theatre!
Schedule: Oct 12th, 10:30 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm, Oct 13th, 11:00 pm, Oct 15th, 11:30 pm
Music by Onalea Gilbertson, Jonathan Lewis and Morag Northey
BLANCHE is set in a dusty sitting room in the far corner of a 93-year-old woman’s mind. The songs are poetic family movies inspired by the indomitable spirit of a woman who survived the Great Depression, the Second World War and tragic lost love. Told through the eyes of her Granddaughter with piano, violin, cello and soundscape; this exquisitely poignant new musical is a meditation on memory - If we don’t tell their stories all will be forgotten…
Schedule: Oct 6th, 8:00 pm, Oct 7th, 1:00 pm, Oct 7th, 4:30 pm
Christopher T. Magician is having a bad day. A very funny bad day. What begins as a typical birthday party magic show ends with dead puppets and children scarred for life. After performing in living rooms throughout New York City, real-life children’s entertainer Christopher T. Magician presents this decidedly not-for-kids musical, revealing what happens when Magic Stops Being Polite, and Starts Being Real. (Oh and there’s magic tricks. Super Awesome Magic Tricks!)
Schedule: Oct 7th, 8:00 pm, Oct 8th, 10:30 pm, Oct 13th, 8:00 pm
Come meet Michael Musto and the stars of NYMF 2011 including Andrea McArdle (Annie), Felicia Finley (Wedding Singer), and more at the hit Gay Networking Party, Wednesday, September 21st from 6pm-9pm at Dave and Buster's (234 West 42nd Street, 3rd floor). There's no cover and the games are half price all night will drink specials until 7:30pm.
Schedule: Sep 21st, 6:00 pm
Musical theatre meets improv comedy at this one-of-a-kind mixer! The celebrated Magnet Theater brings its musical improv teams to play with the NYMF family in this hilarious and inventive weekly event. Vegas lounge legend and host Trudy Carmichael invites you to try your lady (and manly) luck at making up music alongside some of the country's finest Musical Improvisers. Absolutely anyone can sign up to perform. Or just sit back and provide the laugh track!
Schedule: Sep 30th, 11:00 pm, Oct 7th, 11:00 pm, Oct 14th, 11:00 pm
Directed by Martin Damien Wilkins
Step Show combines the thunderous beats of African American step dance and spoken word to tell one character’s story to find a unique voice through rhythm. Will journeying beyond the community eliminate the silence? Or will it result in sacrifice? Caught in a battle between the rhythms of two worlds, our hero is forced to uncover the legacy of the beats to finally gain a sense of belonging.
Schedule: Oct 8th, 4:30 pm, Oct 8th, 8:00 pm
Adaptation by Sarah Rosenberg
Music and Lyrics by Eric Luke and William Shakespeare
Fresh from their film debut in “Shakespeare High,” the students of Los Angeles’s PUC schools are here to help you conquer your “Shakesfear” with their rollicking musical adaptation of The Tempest! Full of magic, romance, and revenge, this interactive adventure mixes Frankie and Annette-style beach party songs with the Bard’s original text. This surfboard and sun interpretation is a perfect intro to Shakespeare for kids and offers an educational blast for the entire family!
Schedule: Oct 7th, 5:00 pm, Oct 8th, 1:00 pm, Oct 9th, 3:00 pm
NYMF @ Nite - Parties and Nightlife
Sponsored by BroadwayWorld.com, New World Stages, and Sh-K-Boom Records, NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation is back for its
sixth season, showcasing the bravest of performers to an audience of fans and
theatre legends alike – to discover the stars of tomorrow and give them their
big break today.
Over three exciting weekly concerts, 20 singers will battle their way through the elimination rounds to claim the ultimate prize: their very own solo concert, produced by NYMF and GRAMMY® Award-winning Sh-K-Boom Records.
A panel of industry pros will also be on hand each week to offer feedback and advice. Past celebrity commentators have included Jonathan Groff, Marc Shaiman, Tom Kitt, Donna Lynne Champlin, Orfeh, Kate Shindle, Diana DeGarmo, Andrea McArdle, and more – making the event not just a competition but also a once-in-a-lifetime master class!
Past contestants have gone on to appear in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway...
Schedule: Sep 17th, 10:30 pm, Sep 24th, 10:30 pm, Oct 1st, 10:30 pm
Songs at the New World is a weekly celebration of rising talent in the heart of the Theatre District! You can sip a cocktail as host Colleen Harris and accompanist Michael James Roy welcome an ever-changing, impromptu roster of extraordinary performers. And after you’ve been entertained by the best, it’ll be your chance to strut your stuff! Bring along your favorite sheet music or borrow from the collection on hand to take your turn onstage. Come share your talent and make your off-Broadway debut! It’s the most fun you can have underground!
Schedule: Oct 3rd, 9:30 pm, Oct 10th, 9:30 pm
Educational Events & Seminars
Meet the next generation of major musical theatre talents in this special concert showcasing songs by a trio of the industry’s brightest emerging songwriters! This one-night-only event is hosted by Oscar®- and Grammy Award®-winner Stephen Schwartz, who joins these artists in a conversation about the creative process and the secrets of songwriting success!
Schedule: Oct 3rd, 7:00 pm
Time Out New York’s Adam Feldman cases the city’s alt-performance circuit
and nabs some of downtown’s finest performers for a one-night only concert
event, co-presented by NYMF and Ars Nova! These electric and eclectic
underground sensations – from rising neocabaret stars to subversive
divas-in-the-unmaking – mold music, comedy, and dance to fit their own skewed
visions. Don’t miss your chance to catch them before they hit the big time!
The cast of Alt-Cabaret Spectacular includes Poor Baby Bree, Cole Escola, Bridget Everett, Trapper Felides, Natalie Joy Johnson, Erin Markey, Susan Mosher, Lance Horne, Molly Pope and the Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad.
Schedule: Oct 11th, 7:30 pm, Oct 11th, 10:00 pm
As part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, on October 1 and 2, The Paley Center for Media will screen a sampler of beloved musicals adapted for television. This year's selection features different musical "takes" on Cinderella and Peter Pan. Two of these programs made television history; the other two are rarities that have not been seen since their initial broadcasts in the Seventies. Bill Rudman, host of Sirius XM Satellite Radio's "On the Aisle" will introduce the October 2 screenings.
Schedule Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. PETER PAN (1960) In 1954 Mary Martin created the definitive portrayal of Peter Pan in a Broadway production staged and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, with music and lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Moose Charlap, and additional music and lyrics by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. This 1960 telecast stars Martin and Cyril Ritchard, and features Margalo Gillmore and Sondra Lee. Directed for television by Vincent J. Donehue....
Schedule: Oct 1st, 2:00 pm, Oct 1st, 4:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 2:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 4:00 pm