The New York Musical Festival was the exact right step for the future development of Generation Me. The festival and its staff open so many doors for new playwrights and composers, and truly embrace new works and all they have to offer New York City. Without the festival’s resources and assistance, there is no way we could have brought Generation Me to such a receptive and intelligent audience. The Next Link Project, in particular, is such a unique program that sets the bar high and continues to push the development of the piece forward with dramaturgical support and one-on-one interactions with the NYMF staff and crew. One of our favorite parts about our entire NYMF experience was how the staff truly helped out-of-towners like us feel comfortable and confident in the New York theater world.

— Julie Soto, Will Finan and Ryan Warren Generation 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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