Latin-Flavored Musical Magpie Makes World Premiere at NYMF

NY Musical Theatre Fest   Latin-Flavored Musical Magpie Makes World Premiere at NYMF Magpie, a Latin-flavored musical of star-crossed lovers produced by Amas Musical Theatre, will make its world premiere at the New York Musical Theatre Festival as a staged-reading.

Free performances will take place Sept 27 & 28 at Barrow Group Theatre (312 West 36th St).

Set in the fast-paced world of New York City bike messengers, Magpie has a score steeped in the city’s Latin rhythms. Tino and Maggie are star-crossed lovers. Tino is a good kid trying to escape the streets. Maggie can sing all the words to Verdi’s operas but she can’t write her name.

The 11-member cast includes Ronny Mercedes, Jessica Fields, Kenyon Adams, Neal Benari, Kimberly Reid Dunbar, Dennis Holland, Maxx, Joseph Melendez, Doreen Montalvo, Michael Murdock and Kim Volpe.

Directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, with Martin Bejerano as Musical Director, Magpie has a book by Steven M. Jacobson, music by Gary William Friedman and lyrics by Edward Gallardo.

Gary William Friedman is best known for the OBIE Award-winning, TONY nominated musical The Me Nobody Knows. His other theatre credits include Platinum, Taking My Turn and Sheba.

Edward Gallardo wrote book and lyrics for Selena Forever, Carmen Libre and Fantasma; book for The Petrified Prince and Simpson Street; and lyrics for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

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For more information and to buy tickets, visit the
2006 New York Musical Theatre Festival website

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