The festival's shows will take place at seven different venues, all within walking distance of each other. The participating MITF sites this year include The WorkShop Theater's MainStage Space, The Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's June Havoc and Dorothy Strelsin venues and the Barrow Group Theatre (all located at 312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues, on the 1st, 4th and 3rd floors, respectively); The Where Eagles Dare Theatre and Where Eagles Dare Studio Theatre, located at 347 West 36th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues) on the ground and 13th floors of that building; and Stage Left Studio, located at 438 West 37th Street, 5th Floor, between 9th & 10th Avenues.
Harding -- who won an Obie Award for Sincerity Forever and who has appeared on Broadway in The Green Bird -- will be appearing in OPA!, featuring book by Mari Carras & Laurel Ollstein, lyrics by Mari Carras & Nick Kitsopoulos, and music by Nicholas Carras & Nick Kitsopoulos. This new musical about life and love on a forgotten Grecian isle will also feature Demetri Bonaros, Michael Dionissiou, Carolee Goodgold, Abigail Hardin, Michael Alan Jacobs, Costa Nicholas, Eric Ruben, and Natasha Tabandera.
Sessions, who is currently appearing in Paper Mill Playhouse's Little Shop of Horrors, will take part in the musical comedy Love, Incorporated by Marc Castle, and directed by Igor Goldin. The show is about an average single NYC businesswoman who decides that in order to find her dream man, she should rent an office, create a business plan, and incorporate. The show also features Jennifer Blood, Jonathan Rayson, and Hollis Scarborough.
For complete festival listings, visit www.midtownfestival.org.