My Scary Girl to Play NYMF Through New International Partnership with Korean Festival

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival and South Korea's Daegu International Musical Festival will partner to stage the new musical My Scary Girl in New York this fall.

NYMF executive director and producer Isaac Robert Hurwitz has aligned with DIMF executive chairman Bae Sung Hyuck to present the new musical, which was penned by Kyoung-Ae Kang and Will Aronson.

My Scary Girl will be seen during the first week of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, which runs Sept. 28-Oct. 18 in Manhattan.

The new multi-year partnership will also allow for one new musical from the upcoming NYMF lineup to be selected for a full production at DIMF's 4th annual festival in South Korea in June 2010. The production, which will be announced at the NYMF gala in November, will have all production costs covered for the Korean engagement, and the show's creators will receive a cash prize.

"By collaborating on an international level, NYMF has an exciting chance to build on the significant impact we've had in our first five years. Our production exchange will provide NYMF not only the ability to introduce exciting new American musical theater talents to Korea's passionate musical theater fan base and burgeoning musical theater industry, but also the tremendous opportunity to introduce Korea's best new musicals to New York, the city known around the globe as the home of musical theater," Hurwitz said in a statement.

My Scary Girl features book and lyrics by Kyoung-Ae Kang and music by Will Aronson, both of whom are graduates of the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. My Scary Girl was originally presented at DIMF in 2008. The musical, according to press notes, "is the story of Dae-woo, who has been saving his first kiss for someone like Mi-Na. But is she as perfect as she seems? Things get weird for a naïve professor when he realizes his new girlfriend may be a seductive serial killer. Based on the hit Korean film and featuring the cast of the award-winning Seoul production, this darkly unpredictable romantic comedy knows that love and trust should go hand in hand… even when there’s a severed limb hiding in the kimchi fridge."

Tickets will go on sale to NYMF Members on Aug. 1 and to the general public on Sept. 1. For further information visit NYMF.

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