Morrison, Wong, Korbich and Robinson Represented in NYMF Productions Opening Sept. 19

News   Morrison, Wong, Korbich and Robinson Represented in NYMF Productions Opening Sept. 19 Tony Award winner B.D. Wong makes his directorial debut with the New York Musical Theatre Festival mounting of The Yellow Wood, which begins performances Sept. 19.

Jason Tam, fresh from the Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, leads a cast that includes Caissie Levy, Sean Bradford, Randy Blair, Patrick Boll, Dennis Moench, Jill Abramovitz, Yuka Takara, Elizabeth Lundberg, Marnie Schulenburg, Mary Ann Hu and Scot Federley.

The Yellow Wood, a 2006 Richard Rodgers Award winner, features a book by Michelle Elliott, who co-wrote the lyrics with the show's composer, Danny Larsen. The Yellow Wood runs through Oct. 1 at the Acorn Theater.

Also opening at NYMF on Sept. 19 is Top of the Heap, which features Broadway's Eddie Korbich with Jerold Goldstein, Carolee Goodgold, Susan Haefner and Marcus Neville. Composed by Jeffrey Lodin, with book and lyrics by William Squier, the 1950's-set musical about two nightclub comics, will offer two staged readings at the Sage Theater.

The gospel influenced Look What a Wonder Jesus Has Done featuring book, lyrics and music by Walter Robinson, takes to the stage of the Theater at St. Clements Sept. 19. Featured in the cast of the work that tackles the history of slavery in America are David Andrew Anderson, Joel Bauer, Starr Domingue, Scott Richard Foster, Keisha T. Fraser, Tyrone Grant, Phyre Hawkins, Tim Hunter, Tyson Jennette, Allen Kendall, Terry Lavell, Nedra McClyde, Susan Molloy, CJ Palma, Tamara Robinson, Horace V. Rogers, Soara-Joye Ross, Nathan Stith and James L. Strauss. Look What a Wonder Jesus Has Done plays through Sept. 30.

Grammy-nominated musician Allison Brewster Franzetti and actress Katrina Ferguson share double-billing as they bring to life one woman, piano prodigy Clara Schumann, in Virtuosa. Penned by playwright and lyricist Diane Seymour, the musical uses original live piano music by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Virtuosa plays the 45th St. Theatre. Original Merrily We Roll Along cast member Ann Morrison takes to the stage of the Julia Miles Theatre in the NYMF production of Bernice Bobs Her Mullet. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald story "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," the production stars Garrett Long and Gerry McIntyre as well as Nick Cearley, Katrina Rose Diderikse, Hollie Howard, Brandon Wardell and Lauren Worsham. Joe Major penned book, music and lyrics for the production scheduled to run through Sept. 30.

Tickets for the NYMF productions are available by visiting www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.