The new insider's guide to academic life with a tuneful twist began its New York Musical Theatre Festival run Sept. 18 and quickly sold-out its limited engagement that was originally scheduled through Sept. 28 at the American Theatre of Actors.
An additional performance of the musical will now be presented at 10:30 PM on Oct. 3 at the ATA. The musical previously played an extended world-premiere engagement at Florida's Hippodrome Theatre last season.
The cast includes Brandon Espinoza (Gypsy, Les Misérables), Molly Ephraim (Fiddler on the Roof, Into the Woods), Emily Klein (Parade), Juliana Ashley Hansen (Saved), Casey Ford Alexander (A Little Princess), Damon Gravina (Footloose), Kyra Lorraine Selman (Beauty and the Beast), Eric Petersen (Spelling Bee), Rob Hancock (Mamma Mia!), Marie-France Arcilla, Michael Jennings Mahoney and stage veteran Sandy Rosenberg (Mamma Mia!, The Scarlet Pimpernel).
Jeremy Dobrish (Election Day) directs the NYMF production that is described as "a tuneful and honest look at modern campus life… The show explores the ridiculousness and pure fun of life in a dorm room, as well as offering a more serious reflection on growing up and trying to find oneself amid the chaos and insanity of the college experience."
The creative team for College includes Mark Hartman (musical direction), Boo Killebrew (choreography), Michael Gottlieb (lighting design), Steven Capone (scenic design), Michael Eisenberg (sound design) and David Kaley (costume design). Tickets for all NYMF productions are available by visiting NYMF.
Running Sept. 15–Oct. 5, NYMF 2008 features musicals from around the world, culled from invitations and an open-submission process. Numerous Broadway veterans lend their talents to the new works, many of which have found commercial life Off-Broadway, and for the first time, on Broadway with [title of show].