“The New York Musical Theatre Festival provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of America's greatest art form. We discover, nurture, and promote promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspire a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.
The largest annual musical theatre event in the world, the Festival presents 30 productions each fall in the heart of New York City's theatre district, alongside a dazzling array of readings, concerts, and other special events. It is attended by an audience of more than 30,000 theater lovers and by producers, talent scouts, and other industry insiders. Of the more than 270 new musicals presented at the Festival since its inception in 2004, more than 70 have gone on to successful productions on Broadway, off-Broadway, in almost every U.S. state and in more than a dozen countries around the world.”
My $100 Silver Membership entitled me to 4 tickets. Here is what I chose.
Book and Lyrics by Bret Carr, Mick Bonde, Brandon Ellis, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey, and Nick Vering / 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!”
THE BIG BANK
A Musical Comedy by The Seligmann Brothers
“The Big Bank of Brooklyn revels in foreclosing on homes and dreams. But the bank's rising star, 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.”
The Brain That Wouldn't Die! In 3D!!!
Book and Lyrics by T. Sivak and E. Gelman / 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.”
TOUR DE FIERCE
“5 of the sexiest, sassiest, and brassiest ingénues of the Broadway Stage are strutting their stilettos down to NYMF this year in the debut of “TOUR DE FIERCE." This ambitious stage production mixes elements of Broadway, Cabaret, Fashion, Performance Art and Film, in a non-stop song and dance concert. The best of Broadway and Pop music is belted, twirled and tipped by these remarkable ladies, as they tell the story of their road to Broadway. 5 women, 2 hours, 1 word: FIERCE. Get into it.”
Off-Broadway musical productions in an intimate theatre for only $26.00 and change each (when you add in online processing fee)!
I look forward to these productions. Maybe I’ll see you there.