Musicals About Oprah, Wikipedia, Zombie Strippers Line Up for NYMF
02 Jun 2014
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the full lineup of productions, concerts, readings and special events for its 11th annual festival, which will run July 7-July 27 in New York City.
The 2014 Festival's productions will be housed along 42nd Street at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, and the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) as well as the PTC Performance Space (555 West 42nd Street) and The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe (407 West 42nd Street). The NYMF Developmental Reading Series will take place at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street).
Since its inception in 2004, NYMF has premiered more than 350 new musicals — 90 of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theatres in almost every state and in over 20 countries worldwide. Three NYMF shows have gone on to Broadway productions, including Chaplin, [title of show] and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.