Tartaglia's Quest Among Six New NYMF Musicals To Announce Extensions on Second Day of Festival

News   Tartaglia's Quest Among Six New NYMF Musicals To Announce Extensions on Second Day of Festival Six of the more than two dozen musicals being presented at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's have reported ticket sales strong enough that they will extend their planned limited engagements.

The announcement came on the second day of the festival, which also includes concerts and staged readings and other special events.

Here are the shows that have announced extensions, plus their new expanded schedules:

Claudio Quest is a new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved platypus, and their own 8-bit existential crisis. Claudio Quest features a book, music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet and is directed by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q), with choreography by Shannon Lewis. July 10 at 1 PM, July 12 at 8 PM, July 13 at 1 PM, July 14 at 5 PM, and July 14 at 9 PM.

Spot on the Wall tells the story of one family’s search for expression and empathy inside a museum. Paul Hunter, a talented photographer, is about to have an exhibition of his work at the museum – but when his artwork focuses on his mother’s recent lost battle with cancer, his family finds out how difficult it can be to face your pain and your past. The show features music by Alex Mitchell and book and lyrics by Kevin Jaeger, and is directed by Devin Dunne Cannon (The Woodsman at 59E59), with Music Direction by Mike Rosengarten and choreography by Allicia Lawson. July 10 at 5 PM, July 11 at 9 PM, July 12 at noon, July 14 at 5 PM, and July 14 at 9 PM.

Wearing Black features music, lyrics and a book by Riley Thomas and is directed by J. Scott Lapp. When his twin brother Charlie suddenly passes away, all Evan wants to do is forget their complicated relationship and move on, but the tangled relationships Charlie left behind keep Evan from truly letting go. As he slips into a spiral of self-destruction, Evan must make a stark decision: either accept and forgive his dead twin brother, or become him. July 9 at 8 PM, July 10 at 9 PM, July 11 at 1 PM, July 13 at 5 PM, July 13 at 9 PM, and July 15 at 1 PM. Held Momentarily features a book, music and lyrics by Oliver Houser, with additional material by James Zebooker. Trapped on a stalled subway car, six strangers discover it's not just the train that's stuck. A poignant musical comedy about making connections, living in the moment, and moving on in life. Oh, and one more thing: a woman just went into labor. July 20 at 8 PM, July 21 at 1 PM, July 23 at 1 PM, July 25 at 5 PM, July 26 at 8 PM, and July 27 at noon.

Paris,1847. Songs for the Fallen takes you through the extraordinary life of Marie Duplessis--courtesan, party girl, liar, and legend--from desperate poverty to her meteoric rise as the most notorious woman in France. Part vaudeville, part cabaret, part MTV-goes-Baroque, it is the tale of a woman who knew one thing: good girls don’t make history. The show has a book by Sheridan Harbridge,and music and lyrics by Sheridan Harbridge and Basil Hogios. July 21 at 8 PM, July 23 at 9 PM, July 24 at noon, July 25 at 1 PM, July 26 at 9 PM, and July 27 at noon.

Based on the Olympic skating “knee whack” scandal, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera is the story of two girls going for the gold. Features a book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle and music by Michael Teoli, and is directed by David Alpert, with choreography by Marc Kimelman. July 9 at 8 PM, July 11 at 5 PM, July 12 at 8 PM, July 14 at 5 PM, July 14 at 9 PM, and July 16 at 1 PM.

Visit nymf.org/tickets for more information.

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