Jennifer Ashley Tepper hosts the launch where "four of musical theater's most celebrated composers will appear to be honored by four emerging songwriters for an intimate, history-making night of songs and stories," featuring a Broadway cast and the presentation of special awards.
For "Meeting Our Heroes," Alexander Sage Oyen (Outlaws) will celebrate Bucchino, Danny Abosch (Fancy Nancy) will celebrate Flaherty, Joe Kinosian & Kellen Blair (Murder for Two) will celebrate Strouse and Madeline Myers (Legends & Lore) will celebrate LaChiusa.
The evening also features Bryce Ryness, Janet Krupin, Jeremiah Ginn and Charlotte Maltby.
Paul Saroba (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) serves as musical director.
Tickets are $25. For more information and to purchase visit nymf.org.
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.