By Philippe Bowgen
09 Jul 2014
A mix of cutting-edge, funny and touching new musicals are premiering all over New York as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival honorarily chaired by Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien.
Two of these innovative new works, CLONED! and Fable, are already extending their runs.
NYMF continues through July 27 at several locations throughout New York City. Tickets, exact performance venues, times and more information are all available at nymf.org.
Book by Jacey Powers and Dan Wolpow
Lyrics by Dan Wolpow
Music by Adam Spiegel
Directed by Tom Wojtunik
July 7-15, plus additional performance July 19
"It is 1993, there is a new president in the White House, 'Jurassic Park' is about to tear up the box office, and Wally Waterman is on the verge of inventing the teleporter. But weird science gets even weirder when Wally accidentally clones himself. Is NYC big enough for two giant, identical egos? It will take nothing short of a movie star, international espionage, and a few pigeons to find out. Featuring a gleefully breezy score, CLONED! is door-slamming, yodel-happy, bird-squawking fun!"
Featuring David Andino (50 Shades! The Musical), Melanie Beck, John Alban Coughlan* (Beauty and the Beast), Alex Goley, Crystal Kellogg (Kinky Boots), Matthew Knowland (Tony and Tina’s Wedding), Eric Mann (A Chorus Line), Tony Romero (Babes in Toyland) and Babs Winn (Cougar the Musical).
Book by H.S. Kaufman
Music and Lyrics by Christopher Anselmo
Directed by Jen Wineman
July 22-27, plus additional performance July 24
"John, Richie, Chelsea, Emmy and Amelia are members of the Class of 2014. They are the future of the world. Or so they have been led to believe. They have been groomed, educated, poised, conditioned, coached, trained, educated and indoctrinated by those who have issued the passports to their futures. They are, as we meet them, at a graduation party at John’s house that is being crashed by many fellow graduates; one of which turns out to be very beautiful, mysterious, confrontational and a bomb waiting for detonation. These kids are standing on the corner of Future Possibility Avenue and Missed Opportunity Road. And they know it. As the realization that the stories they were told by their parents, teachers and guidance counselors are pure fiction sets in, the daunting task of self-awareness and
self-definition is becoming an obvious life-jacket. In the meantime they are all looking for love."
Featuring Dan Rosales, Michael Luwoye, Alex Walton, Gerianne Perkins, Marissa O’Donnell and Madison Micucci.