Tickets for the three-week festival that features musicals from established and emerging artists generally sell at a brisk pace, with many audience members unable to obtain tickets for productions that garner industry buzz.
The NYMF memberships allow musical lovers to book their seats on Aug. 1, a month prior to their release to the general public. Part of the package also includes priority seating, access to exclusive programming and the opportunity to attend opening-night parties and year-long NYMF events. Packages available include $300 Platinum (12 tickets), $200 Gold (8 tickets) and $100 (4 tickets).
NYMF has announced that the 2008 Next Link Projects include About Face, Bedbugs!!! The Musical; Castronauts or: How I Killed Fidel; CYCLONE (and the Pig-Faced Lady); Fucking Up Everything: The Musical; Jason and Ben; The Jerusalem Syndrome; Love Jerry; Midnight, South Caroline; To Paint the Earth; Twilight in Manchego; and Wood.
Casting, creative duties and theatres will be announced at a later date.
Numerous Broadway veterans lend their talents to NYFM productions, many of which have found commercial life Off-Broadway in previous years, including Altar Boyz, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Big Voice: God or Merman, Captain Louie, Gutenberg! The Musical, Meet John Doe, Nerds:// A Musical Software Satire, Shout! The Mod Musical and [title of show]. The latter will make its Broadway debut in the fall. For more membership information visit www.nymf.org or phone (212) 352-3101.