The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents its first-ever Spring concert series.
MORE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICOLOGY OF BEN FOLDS
Zipper Theatre, 7pm
Broadway and Off-Broadway's best take on the songs of pop sensation Ben Folds, whose offbeat cast of characters, biting lyrics and virtuosic melodies have rocked and touched the music world for over a decade. Back by popular demand after selling out its NYMF 2006 performance, with more great performers and twice as many songs, the concert will feature well-known Broadway talents. Ashley Parker Angel, Alan Campbell, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Annie Golden, and Lisa Howard join the previously announced Michael Arden, Stephen Bogardus, Will Chase, Manoel Felciano, Liz McCartney, Kevyn Morrow, Greg Naughton, J. Robert Spencer, Bob Stillman, Lillias White, Michael Winther, and Chip Zien
General admission tickets are $50. V.I.P. tickets with a post-show reception with the cast $90.
May 8 & 13
NYMF's 2006 "BROADWAY IDOL" Winner Jac Huberman
Ars Nova Theatre (511 W. 54th Street)
Tickets are $20.
BROADWAY BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Many of musical theatre's most popular artists play in established bands in the NY area, and this May, NYMF's gonna round 'em up for a good old-fashioned play-off, high-school style. It's a bang-up Bandapalooza blow-out - the perfect kickoff to NYMF's 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.
'Eleanor Rigby' 'Captain Fantastic' 'Major Tom' 'Roxanne'. Some of history's best showtunes didn't actually come from musicals. This June, NYMF surveys the entire pop/rock canon and picks out an evening of its best characters, stories and storytellers, taken on by the best performers in New York. Spanning the rich, poignant characters created by The Beatles, Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Stephin Merritt, The Decemberists and dozens more, NYMF 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.