NYMF Adds Jeremy Schonfeld Concert, Broadway Dolls and More

News   NYMF Adds Jeremy Schonfeld Concert, Broadway Dolls and More
Tour De Fierce, a new revue by the Broadway Dolls, the oratorio Tut and an evening of songs by Drift songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld have been added to the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2011 programming.

Jeremy Schonfeld
Jeremy Schonfeld

NYMF 2011 will run Sept. 26-Oct. 16. Click here to read Playbill.com's articles about the Next Link Projects, Invited Works and previously announced readings and partner programming.

Newly added full productions include:

Tour De Fierce
Created by Hollie Howard
Conceived by Hollie Howard and Joey Murray
Music by various artists
Starring The Broadway Dolls
"Five of the sexiest, sassiest, and brassiest ingénues of the Broadway Stage are strutting their stilettos down to NYMF this year in the debut of Tour De Fierce. This ambitious stage production mixes elements of Broadway, Cabaret, Fashion, Performance Art and Film, in a non-stop song and dance concert. The best of Broadway and pop music is belted, twirled and tipped by these remarkable ladies, as they tell the story of their road to Broadway. 5 women, 2 hours, 1 word: FIERCE. Get into it."

Concept, music and lyrics by Marcus Hummon
"A young ruler striving to bring peace to his country. A British archaeologist desperate to salvage his career with one great discovery. Tut, a mesmerizing and entirely unique oratorio-dance hybrid, interweaves the lives of two men across thousands of years: Tutankhamun, the mysterious pharaoh, and Howard Carter, the man who discovers his long-lost tomb. Featuring a magical score and stunning choreography, Tut gets into your bloodstream with rhythms you’ll feel for days to come."

Newly added readings include: Gotta Getta Girl
Book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris
Music by David Caldwell
"Gotta Getta Girl is an old-fashioned musical comedy with a modern twist. An homage to 'Singin' In The Rain,' the show poses the question, 'What would happen if Gene Kelly ended up with Donald O'Connor instead of Debbie Reynolds?' A panoramic view of the entertainment world in the 1930s, this three-person tap dance show travels from Vaudeville to Broadway to Hollywood to the battlefields of World War II, where America and love conquer all."

Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle
Book by Kelvin Moon Loh and Nikki MacCullum
Music and lyrics by Brandon James Gwinn
"Join Nikki as she plunges into the matrix of the world wild web to emerge as a guru of the do’s and don’ts of Internet Dating. Armed with an antiquated guide to matchmaking (passed down from her dear old bubbe) and the enlisted help of three modern day Cyber Yentas (Match.com Guy, JDate Guy, and OK Cupid), Nikki shares her 'sure-fire' strategy to nab the near impossible: One Good Date. Although all the dating stories are TRUE, the USER names have been changed to protect the innocent."

The Pigeon Boys
Book and lyrics by Anne Berlin
Music by Andrew Bleckner
"The Pigeon Boys tells the story of the forgotten pigeoneers of World War II and explores the lives of three soldiers — an American, a Brit, and a German. As the boys face the harsh realities of war and one life-or-death mission, they reveal the mysteries of the 50,000 pigeons used to save the lives of soldiers and airmen. Their intertwined stories of love, hope and fear look at the struggles of becoming a man."

Additional programming includes Jeremy Schonfeld: Long Time, No See a one-night only concert of songs from recent and upcoming projects; the musical Just Like Magic, by Christopher W. Barnes, Cameron Cole and Ryan Mercy; NYMIF Meets NYMF at The Musical Improv Mixer, a mix of improv and musical theatre; and Sheri Sanders' Rock the Audition in Concert.

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