We and our show grew so much over the course of the festival. The prestige of NYMF allowed us to assemble a remarkable team of actors and designers to collaborate with on our production, and the production process provided us the chance to try an inventive new staging of the show within a workshop environment, and to then present the musical to an exciting crowd of critics, producers, and theater lovers. The festival staff was supportive and invaluable throughout our development and production, and have remained generous resources as we have continued to work on the show. We know we will have the opportunity to stage the musical elsewhere, and we will be indebted to NYMF for that opportunity.

— Abigail Carney and Elliah Heifetz Dust Can't Kill Me, 2017 NYMF
Photo: Alison Sheehy

$15 for 15 years

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In 2018 we are delighted to be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the New York Musical Festival - that's 15 years of presenting hundreds of new musicals, and supporting thousands of artists! We want to mark this momentous occasion by revamping the Festival, and putting major changes in place to better support the musical theater community. But we need your help!

We have launched our $15 for 15 campaign to make this happen. What we raise will determine how far we can go with these new initiatives. This is where you come in! Please participate in this critical initiative and help shape the future of NYMF.

If just 4,000 people in our community of hundreds of thousands donate only $15 (in honor our 15th anniversary!), we will be able to achieve this goal. $15 for 15 years of new musicals. Of course, if you’re capable, donations of $150 or any other multiple of 15 would be profoundly welcome! 

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From its inception in 2004, NYMF grew quickly into the largest musical theater event in the country. We have presented over 445 new musicals, served over 1,000 writers, sold around 300,000 tickets, and commissioned writers to create work specifically for NYMF.

Increasingly, however, we’re focused less on size and more on making a bigger impact on the work we present and the artists we support. Our intention for 2018 is to restructure the Festival in a way that allows us to more actively engage with each show and its writing team, providing individualized artistic, administrative, fundraising, technical and marketing support. And we are committed to doing all of this while removing barriers to entry for our artists. 

Please help us make this possible!

Donate now!

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