PHOTO CALL: Jenna Leigh Green, Melissa van Der Schyff, Lesli Margherita, Natalie Toro and More at the New York Musical Theatre Festival's Opening Night Bash
09 Jul 2013
The tenth annual New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) runs July 8-28 in New York City. Rent star Anthony Rapp and [title of show]'s Susan Blackwell, who have both been seen before at NYMF, are among the performers taking part in the 2013 festival. Here's a look inside Monday night's opening party.
This year, the Festival's main productions are housed at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater, The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theater and the Studio Theater at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street); and the Pearl Theatre Company Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street).
The festival hub — featuring free performances, talkbacks and other special events — is located in the Pershing Square Signature Center's central lobby (which includes the Signature Café and Bookstore).
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.