Also announced to participate are Felica Finley (The Gershwins' An American in Paris), Jason Tam (A Chorus Line), composer Brian Lowdermilk (Henry & Mudge) and director Paul Stancato (Einstein's Dreams).
NYMF director of programming Jess McLeod will serve as emcee for the event that runs from 7-10 PM. The previously announced Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) will be unable to participate in the July 14 tournament.
"Guitar Hero" – the popular video game franchise that allows players to rock out to their favorite tunes thanks to a guitar-shaped video controller – has become a cultural phenomenon with tournaments popping up nationwide. The NYMF event will allow members of the public to compete against their favorite performers.
Tickets for the "Guitar Hero" tournament are $15 for general admission, with game plays offered for $5. Additional ticketing includes $30 Apprentice Player (a free drink and two game plays) and $150 Rock God Player (reserved seating in the VIP section, open bar, access to a private VIP game system, and 1 star game with a participating celebrity).
Tickets are available by visiting nymf.org. Stitch Lounge is located in Manhattan at 247 West 37th Street. *
The fifth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival will run Sept. 15-Oct. 5. Titles include About Face, Bedbugs! The Musical, Bonnie & Clyde, Castronauts, College: The Musical, Cyclone and The Pig Faced Lady, Heaven in Your Pocket, Idaho!, Jason and Ben, The Jerusalem Syndrome, Love Jerry, To Paint the Earth, The Road to Ruin, Twilight In Manchego, Villa Diodati and Wood.