Hart, D'Abruzzo and Noll Among Broadway Talent Opening in NYMF Productions Sept. 18

News   Hart, D'Abruzzo and Noll Among Broadway Talent Opening in NYMF Productions Sept. 18
The New York Musical Theater Festival, which officially began Sept. 17, continues to offer a host of world-premiere musicals around town.

The productions making their debut Sept. 18 include a musical version of Albert Innaurato's hit Broadway play Gemini, featuring music by Charles Gilbert with a book and lyrics by Innaurato. Hairspray veteran Linda Hart stars alongside Tony nominee Joel Blum (Show Boat, Steel Pier); the cast also includes Dan Micciche, Bethe Austin, Kirsten Bracken, Jonathan Kay and Ryan Reid. Gemini runs through Oct. 1 at The Acorn Theater.

Nancy Anderson and Christianne Noll headline The Piper, written by Grammy-winning songwriter Marcus Hummon. Sean Attebury, Cole Burden, Daren de Paul, Tom Galantich, Trisha Jeffrey, Jillian Louis, T. J. Mannix, Catherine LaVelle and Patrick Ryan Sullivan complete the cast for the Victorian melodrama playing through Sept. 29 at the Theater at St. Clements.

Austentatious, the community theatre-set tuner about a troupe performing a musical of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" features Tony nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo. Joining D'Abruzzo are Lisa Asher, Stephen Bel Davies, Amy Goldberger, George Merrick, Stacey Sargeant and Paul Wyatt. Matt Board and Joe Slabe composed the Austentatious score and share co-writing credit with Jane Caplow, Kate Galvin and Luisa Hinchliff. The production runs through Sept. 29 at the Julia Miles Theater.

Obie winner Kyle Jarrow's emo rock musical, Love Kills, debuts with a cast including newcomers Marisa Rhodes, Eli Schneider as well as veteran actors Deirdre O'Connell and John Hickok. The killer love musical based on a true story will run through Sept. 29 at the 45 Street Theatre.

The nearly sold-out I See London, I See France: The Underwear Musical also begins performances Sept. 18. Jeremy Desmon provided music and lyrics; book writer Vid Guerrerio also penned lyrics. Actress Sandy Rustin and underwear model/actor Nicholas Ardell star with a company that includes Jordan Gelbe, Ronica V. Reddick, David Rossmer, Juliana Ashley Hansen, Mandi Miller and Karla Mosley. I See London, I See France: The Underwear Musical runs through Sept. 29 at the TBG Theatre. Tickets for the NYMF productions are available by visiting www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.

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