NYMF has announced a series of ancillary events that will take place this September during the festival, which will run Sept. 27-Oct. 17 in Manhattan.
Ahrens (Ragtime) and Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam) will join Deborah Abramson and Amanda Yesnowitz for the 5 PM B&N seminar on Oct. 5. Peter Filichia will moderate the "Our Turn" discussion, which will address the relatively small pool of women writing for musical theatre.
Zina Goldrich (Junie B. Jones), Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and Jonathan Spottiswoode (Above Hell’s Kitchen) will take part in "Showtunes for Today: Modern Musical Influences" Oct. 12 at 5 PM at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble.
As previously reported, "Story of My Life: The Inspiration Behind Autobiographical Musicals," featuring Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen ([title of show]), Stephen Cole and David Krane (The Road to Qatar) and David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff (My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), will be offered Sept. 28 at 5 PM. Michael Kerker will moderate at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble.
NYMF has also announced that 2010 honorary chairman Baz Luhrmann will offer a master class "Musical Theatre on Film" Sept. 30 at 7 PM. Held at the Paley Center, the evening will feature excerpts from Luhrmann's films and insights into his thoughts on musical theatre performance on stage and screen, contemporary adaptations and his own creative process. NYMF will also welcome back the fifth annual "Next Broadway Sensation" competition, which will take place Sundays (Sept. 26-Oct. 3) at New World Stages. The winner will receive a solo concert and coaching session with vocal coach Liz Caplan.
For a complete list of events visit NYMF.