New York Musical Theatre Festival

  • Theater

    July 18, 2012

    Re-Animator Fights Death and Lives... Almost

    The wild show at New York Musical Theatre Festival offers a blend of pulp and horror, but not much more

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    When The Theater Has No Air Conditioning

    At the New York Musical Theatre Festival, you really suffer for their art. There was so little air inside the theater for Flambe Dreams the other night that it was the only place in NYC where it was actually cooler outside.

  • Voice Choices

    July 4, 2012


    Where new musicals are born

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Ennio Does Judy, Cher, And Mona Even Better Than They Did

    Mixing origami and impersonation in inspiring ways, Venice-born Ennio Marchetto just brought his show Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (I saw the final show of his run last night, but I hear he'll be back like a human parcel.) Ennio serves up a dizzying seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Madame X Marks The Spot

    A worn-out "gun-slinging hooker" is tried for murder and is nice enough to not tell her defense lawyer, "By the way, I'm your mother." That's the tear-duct-tickling plot of Madame X, the Gerard Alessandrini and Robert Hetzel entry at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, which proves to be an affe ... More >>

  • Theater

    October 5, 2011

    Les Enfants de Paris and Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice: A Musical Try a Novel Approach

    Two shows get bookish at the New York Musical Theatre Festival

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Catching Up With Andrea McArdle

    ​Andrea McArdle charmed Broadway audiences as Annie in 1977, but she grew up to do a lot of other stuff--and she's still surprising! Andrea is in Greenwood, a New York Musical Theatre Festival entry about a theater camp, which I talked to her about at the last Times Square Social. Me: Hi, An ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    The NYMF presents 30 new musicals

  • Voice Choices

    September 7, 2011


    It's long and juicy

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    A New Date For Sutton Foster?

    Last I heard, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster was deeply ensconsed with Bobby Cannavale, but the title Anything Goes could become prophetic because someone else is suddenly trying to court her! And it's a Broadway queen! Chris Barnes--aka Christopher T. Magician--is a popular bartender at Piec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Leona Helmsley Dances From The Grave in New Musical

    I was never sure whether to say "Leona Helmsley and her bitch" or "Leona's dog and HER bitch." Either way, both bitches are coming to the stage via the great beyond in a New York Musical Theatre Festival dance production called Wild About Harry. Yes, not only did the pampered pooch of Harry Helmsley ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    The Gayest Show For Miles?

    That's what a publicist is calling Bedbugs!!!, which opens September 16 at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (at TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36 Street.) According to the bugged-out flack, "I just got done speaking with the creative team and they assure me that it is the gayest show in the NYMF. (I know ... More >>