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News Taylor and Fischer Are Jason and Ben for NYMF A Chorus Line's Will Taylor and Zach Fischer will star in the New York Musical Theatre Festival's upcoming production of Jason and Ben.

Matthew Loren Cohen has penned book, music and lyrics for the intimate 90-minute work that "tells the story of two gay men, 32-year-old Jason and 23-year-old Ben, who meet in a New York City park on Christmas Eve. Both failed musicians, they play a game of sexual and psychological manipulation building violently to an unpredictable end."

Taylor, who has appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles and The Producers, appears as Ben, alongside musician and actor Fischer as Jason. Both actors are also singer-songwriters.

James Beaudry will direct the NYMF run of Jason and Ben, which plays Sept. 24, 26-28 and Oct. 4-5 at the 45th Street Theater.

Designing Jason and Ben are David Towlun (scenic design), Jameson Eaton (costume design), Matthew Guminski (lighting design) and Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (fight choreography). Adam Wachter serves as musical director.

NYMF membership tickets are currently available. Single tickets go on sale Sept. 1. For more information visit NYMF. *

Running Sept. 15–Oct. 5, NYMF 2008 features musicals from around the world, culled from invitations and an open-submission process. Numerous Broadway veterans lend their talents to the new works, many of which have found commercial life Off-Broadway, and for the first time, on Broadway with [title of show].

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