The cast of Pedro Pan, winner of the 2017 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award.
The cast of Pedro Pan, winner of the 2017 NYMF Developmental Reading Series Award.
(© Allison Stock)

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced 11 of the 12 productions slated for the 2018 festival. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project selections, as well as the first of two invited productions. Now in its 15th year, the 2018 festival will take place July 9-August 5 at various locations on West 42nd Street.

2018 NYMF Next Link Project selections include:

Bad Ass Beauty — A Rock Opera: Book by Stefanie A. Seskin, music by Anthony Gemingnani and LaQuinta Prince, lyrics by LaQuinta Prince, and additional music and lyrics by Elisa Burgos and Stefanie A. Seskin.

Between the Sea and the Sky: Book, music, and lyrics by Luke Byrne.

Emojiland: Book, music, and lyrics by Keith Harrison and Laura Nicole Harrison.

If Sand Were Stone: Book and lyrics by Carly Brooke Feinman, music by Cassie Wilson.

Interstate: Book and lyrics by Kit Yan and Melissa Li, music by Melissa Li.

Pedro Pan: Book by Rebecca Aparicio, music and lyrics by Stephen Anthony Elkins.

Peter, Who?: Book and lyrics by Justin Moran and Jonathan Roufaeal, music by Adam Podd and Doug Katsaros.

Sonata 1962: Book by Patricia Loughrey, music by Thomas Hodges, lyrics by Thomas Hodges and Patricia Loughrey.

The Gunfighter Meets His Match: Book, music, and lyrics by Abby Payne.

What's Your Wish?: Book by Thicket & Thistle, music and lyrics by Kyle Acheson, Sam De Roest, and Corley Pillsbury.

2018 NYMF Invited Production Selection:

An American Hero: A WWII Musical: Book by Kenneth Stilson, music and lyrics by Cody Cole, orchestrations by Steve Sensenig.