The New York Music Theatre Festival will present the new musical comedy Gary Goldfarb: Master Escapist for five performances July 17-27 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.
The musical features book and lyrics by Omri Schein and music by James Olmstead.
Directed by John Znidarsic and choreographed by Jill Gorrie, the cast will include Jared Loftin, Krista Buccellato, MaryAnne Piccolo, Todd Thurston, James David Larson, Shoba Narayanan and Dimitri Moise.
"Gary Goldfarb is a big kid with even bigger dreams," according to press notes. "He’ll stop at nothing to win the heart of Cheryl Samatasinghar-Stein, the hottest girl in school... even if it means attempting Houdini’s most dangerous feat, the Chinese Water Torture Cell Illusion, at the high school talent show. Can Gary's classmate Penelope talk some sense into him before it’s too late?"
The creative team also includes music director James Olmstead, scenic and lighting designer David S. Goldstein, costume designer Emily DeAngelis and dramaturg Jack DePalma.
Show times are July 17 at 9 PM, July 20 at 5 PM, July 21 at 9 PM, July 24 at 1 PM and July 27 at 5 PM.
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre in The Pershing Square Signature Center is located at 480 West 42nd Street. For tickets, priced $25, visit nymf.org.