NYMF Gala to Honor the Weisslers; 2010 Awards for Excellence Winners Announced

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present its Seventh Season Awards Gala Nov. 14 beginning at 6 PM at The Hudson Theatre.

Fran and Barry Weissler
Fran and Barry Weissler Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The gala will honor Broadway producers Barry and Fran Weissler "for their pioneering spirit and dedication to musical theatre," and the winners of The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence.

Bebe Neuwirth, the Tony Award-winning star of the Weisslers-produced revival of Chicago, will perform, as will the cast of the Weisslers' latest Broadway offering, The Scottsboro Boys. More appearances and performances will be announced shortly.

The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, seated dinner and musical performances celebrating NYMF’s Seventh Annual Season.

The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence are as follows:


MOST PROMISING MUSICAL
My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein & Irene Sankoff

Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr; V-Day by David Rossmer & Steve RosenBEST OF FEST AUDIENCE PRIZE

Things As They Are


Runner Up: Trails


THEATER FOR THE AMERICAN MUSICAL PRIZE

I Got Fired by Keith Varney


EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: MUSIC

Jeff Thomson, Trails

Honorable Mention:
Jonathan Comisar, Things As They Are; Ned Massey, Bloodties; Jim Wann, The Great Unknown

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: LYRICS


Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss



Honorable Mention: John Dietrich, Things As They Are; Jordan Mann, Trails



EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: BOOK


David Hein & Irene Sankoff, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding

Honorable Mention: Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss; David Rossmer & Steve Rosen, V-Day



EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION


Stafford Arima, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding



Honorable Mention: Kenneth L. Roberson, Frog Kiss; Peter Flynn, Shine!; Steven Maler, Without You



EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY


Matthew Neff, Petrouchka



Honorable Mention: Shea Sullivan, Fingers and Toes; Lorna Ventura, Frog Kiss




EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL DESIGN


Shine!


Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss, Things As They Are

EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRATION


Tom Kitt, Without You


Honorable Mention: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Above Hell’s Kitchen; Daryl Waters, Frog Kiss




OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE


Fellowship! and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (tie)


Honorable Mention: Trav'lin; V-Day



OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE


Bobby Daye, The Great Unknown


Trevor Downey, Petrouchka 

Curtis Holbrook, Frog Kiss

Liz Larsen, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding


Garrett Long, Things As They Are


Liz McCartney, Nighttime Traffic


Andy Mientus, Shine!
 

Anthony Rapp, Without You


Steve Rosen, V-Day

Rachel Stern, Therapy Rocks

The Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and The Stage Entertainment USA Development Award will be announced shortly.

Barry and Fran Weissler have earned six Tony Awards for their productions of Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun and the current revival of La Cage aux Folles. Other credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Zorba (the 1983 revival starring Anthony Quinn and a forthcoming production with Antonio Banderas), Falsettos, My One & Only, Grease, Wonderful Town, My Fair Lady, Sweet Charity and many more.

Ticket prices for the NYMF Awards Gala are as follows: Champion Table of 10: $5,000; Champion Tickets: $500 (includes preferred seating and admission to the VIP After-Party with the artists); Supporter Table of 10: $3,750; and Supporter Tickets: $375.


The Hudson Theatre is located at 145 West 44th Street. 
To purchase tickets, call (212) 664-0979 ext. 12, or email gala@nymf.org.

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