The New York Musical Theatre Festival and BroadwayWorld.com proudly announce the first-ever NYMF Spring Concert series

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BroadwayWorld.com and New York Musical Theatre Festival Announce the NYMF Spring Concert Series.  

Tickets are Hot Items!  Hailed as “the Sundance of Musical Theatre,” NYMF is widely-regarded as an essential source for new material and talent discovery.

New York, NY (rushprnews) 08/03/2007-The New York Musical Theatre Festival and BroadwayWorld.com proudly announce the first-ever NYMF Spring Concert series, bringing all the energy of NYMF’s fall festival into the spring season. Featuring four very different events between March and June, the concerts will celebrate all the things contemporary musical theater ought to be – unexpected, youthful and exciting.

Get your tickets now for MORE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICOLOGY OF BEN FOLDS –

 

Monday, March 26th at 7pm, at the Zipper Theater! Broadway and Off-Broadway’s best take o­n the songs of pop sensation Ben Folds, whose offbeat characters, biting lyrics and virtuosic melodies have rocked and touched the music world for over a decade. Back by popular demand and expanded since its sold-out test-run at NYMF 2006, this special event (co-produced with amNewYork’s Artist Now series) will feature such well-known Broadway talents as Michael Arden (The Times They Are A Changin’), Stephen Bogardus (Falsettos), Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd), Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer), Liz McCartney (Taboo), Kevyn Morrow (Ragtime), J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys), Bob Stillman (Grey Gardens), Lillias White (The Life, Dreamgirls), and Michael Winther (Mamma Mia) – plus more to be announced.General admission tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org.
V.I.P. tickets are $90, and include prime seating and a private post-show reception with the cast.Stars of “More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds” include Manoel Felciano, Lillias White, Michael Arden, Bob Stillman, Felicia Finley, Liz McCartney, Michael Winther, Stephen Bogardus, J. Robert SpencerThe series continues in May, when Jac Huberman, the first-ever winner of NYMF’s 2006 BROADWAY IDOL will perform an evening of songs on May 8 and 13 at Ars Nova (511 W. 54th Street).   And on May 18th, NYMF rounds up the Tom Kitt Band, The Fabulous Entourage, Freestyle Love Supreme and other bands featuring Broadway artists for BROADWAY BATTLE OF THE BANDS: a good old-fashioned play-off, high-school-style.

This Bandapalooza blow-out will kick off the Next Link Launch Party Weekend (May 18 – 20), three days of networking, seminars and work sessions designed to help writers, directors and producers get their shows on the right track as they start down the road to NYMF 2007.The Spring Concert series wraps up in June with UNDERCOVER SHOWTUNES at The Zipper Theatre – an evening of the best characters, stories, and storytellers from the pop/rock canon, performed by some of the best performers in NYC.

Featuring songs by The Beatles, Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Stephin Merritt, The Decemberists and dozens more, this evening will show musical theatre and pop-music lovers once and for all that maybe, just maybe … y’all aren’t as different as you think.

Now entering its 4th year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival is the largest musical theatre event in America.  Hailed as “the Sundance of Musical Theatre,” NYMF is widely-regarded as an essential source for new material and talent discovery, and has presented over 90 musicals in its first three years – including the hit shows Altar Boyz, [title of show], and The Great American Trailer Park Musical. In 2007, it will present its 100th musical production. Already this season in New York, two musicals from past Festivals – The Big Voice God or Merman (NYMF ’04) and Gutenberg!

The Musical (NYMF ’06) – have launched successful runs Off-Broadway, with a third – Nerds://A Musical Software Satire – enjoyed a successful run at Philadelphia Theatre Company.For tickets to MORE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICOLOGY OF BEN FOLDS, or for more information on the NYMF Spring Concert Series call 212-352-3101 or visit http://www.nymf.org. -END-www.rushprnews.com, press release and newswire serviceswww.annehowardpublicist.com

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