Hey your jazz hands and step in time, because we can’t stop the beat at the 2017 NYMF Concert and Beta Musical Series! These events have limited performances – some are one-night-only – so book your ticket early!
: These are new musicals that are further along in their development process than readings, but not produced with all the elements of a full production. Often, Beta Musicals will focus on a few key elements they are interested in exploring through the NYMF process, such as choreography, puppetry, or specific design components. As Beta Musicals are still in active development, there will be a feedback form available for audiences.
How the Light Gets In and Women of Note are two of the NYMF-produced events this summer. Pass Plus and Pass Premium holders can book two tickets per NYMF-Produced event, out of the ticket component of their Pass. Individual tickets are priced as normal, but capacity is limited, so don’t miss out.
Washington D.C.-bred writer and composer, Star Johnson brings a night of hip-hop, soul, and pop-infused musical theatre to the stage in her NYMF concert. #BLACKGIRLJOY explores the growing pains and pratfalls of young adulthood and celebrates the beauty of… [read more]
Book by Bekah Brunstetter & Natalie Elizabeth Weiss; Music by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss & Travis Stewart; Lyrics by Natalie Elizabeth Weiss
CAMP WANATACHI is an electro-musical that explores two girls’ journey of sexual discovery within the unlikely setting of an all-female Christian summer camp. Spirit-soaked and hormone-charged, this “hilariously subversive piece of theater” (New York… [read more]
Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dayett; Music by Christopher Dayett & Kevin Mucchetti
With what magic they can muster, an outcast troupe of players re-invents Oscar Wilde’s 1890 gothic tale of the young and mysterious Dorian Gray. His dashing looks are captured in a single portrait that allows him to remain young and untouched as he spirals… [read more]
Book by Livi Perrone; Music by Sean P. Pallatroni; Lyrics by Sean P. Pallatroni & Livi Perrone
Happily Ever High is the #1 preparatory school for fairy tale youth. At the beginning of their education, students are assigned specific storybook roles such as Prince, Princess, Knight, or Fairy Godmother. According to their parents and teachers, finding… [read more]
HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN is a new concert presentation of micro-musicals – 30 minutes or less – commissioned by NYMF (with support from The ASCAP Foundation and Jan Brandt), in an effort to create more space for arts-based civic engagement in our Festival.… [read more]
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Manjovi
As the owners of Party City Now rebrand their wedding business to embrace marriage equality, Dave, their gay music director, has never felt more alone. Doomed to a life of playing weddings, Dave longs for love of his own. But, when he’s forced to sing a… [read more]
NYMF presents a preview of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, as part of the Worldwide Plaza Summer Concert Series.
Get a sneak peek at some of the new musicals before they are presented at the Festival, July 10 – August 6
This preview concert is… [read more]
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Daniel Walker
QING CHEN takes place in the Dark City, the most densely populated place on Earth. Qing Cheng tells the story of Ahn, an innocent young woman alone in a terrifying world and The City, an awe-inspiring spirit of the metropolis who embodies power, greed,… [read more]
Book and Lyrics by Charles Osborne; Music by Leo Hurley
A transgender man from Afghanistan emigrates to North Carolina at the height of the Afghan War, in this explosive musical about a collision of cultures that redefines the American family. Iphis sees his world reflected through the contrasting lenses of a… [read more]
Book and Additional Lyrics by Doug Kreeger & Elizabeth Yng-Wong; Book, Music, and Lyrics by Joel Henry Stein
An audience-immersive rock-opera experience, THE DEMISE is a cross between Alice in Wonderland, The Wiz, and Dante’s Inferno. The show pushes the boundaries between reality and theater, making an audience member the star of the show. Exploring themes of… [read more]
Book by Chelsea Hickman; Music and Lyrics by Kira Stone
Stinging from old and recent loss, childhood neighbors Sam and Lindsay reunite by chance on Seattle’s light rail. As they begin to fall in love, they slowly learn that healing can be found in the most unusual places, and in other people just as broken as… [read more]
Music by Patrick Greeley; Lyrics by William Shakespeare
Energetic and innovative, THE SHAKESPEAREAN JAZZ SHOW reinvigorates and recontextualizes Shakespearean performance. Experience how the loose, improvisatory nature of jazz music can free Shakespearean text, allowing the feeling and intent of the words to be… [read more]
Music and Lyrics by Various Student Artists
The New York Musical Festival’s Student Leadership Program invites you to UNITED WE STAND, a song cycle that celebrates the ties that bind us together and challenges us to embrace what sets us apart. UNITED WE STAND is a night of original work created by… [read more]
Music and Lyrics by Various Artists
Join us for our concert series that celebrates female, queer, and trans* artists who are changing the landscape of musical theater. Featuring dynamic sounds and incredible performers, this concert has become such a staple of the Festival, that we’ll be… [read more]