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New York Musical Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

The annual festival will take place this summer.

West Hyler is the book writer of Georama: An American Panorama Told on 3 Miles of Canvas.
West Hyler is the book writer of Georama: An American Panorama Told on 3 Miles of Canvas.
(© David Gordon)

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial 2017 season lineup. The festival will take place July 10-August 6 throughout Manhattan.

The shows are as follows:

A Wall Apart
Book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde, music and lyrics by Lord Graham Russell

Book by Matthew McElligot, Larry Tuxbury, and Brian Sheldon; music by Michael Musial, lyrics by McElligot, Musial, and Tuxbury

The Body Politic
Book and lyrics by Charles Osborne, music by Leo Hurley

Dorian Gray
Book and lyrics by Christopher Dayett; music by Christopher Dayett and Kevin Mucchetti

The Fourth Messenger
Book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer; music and additional lyrics by Vienna Teng

Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical
Book by Richard Allen; music and lyrics by Allen and Taran Gray

Generation Me
Book and lyrics by Julie Soto; music by Will Finan; story by Soto and Ryan Warren

Georama: An American Panorama Told on 3 Miles of Canvas
Book by West Hyler and Matt Schatz; music and lyrics by Schatz; arrangements and additional music and lyrics by Jack Herrick

Play Like a Winner
Book and lyrics by Erik Johnke; music by David Wolfson

Temple of the Souls
Book by Anita Velez-Mitchell, Lorca Peress and Anika Paris; music by Dean Landon and Paris; lyrics by Velez-Mitchell and Paris

The Goree All-Girl String Band
Book and lyrics by Michael Bradley; music by Artie Sievers

Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical
Book by Roger O. Hirson; music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen; original concept by Barbara Carole Sickmen

Book, music, and lyrics by Julie Dunlap and Sara Stotts

Errol and Fidel
Book by Boyd Anderson and Guy Anderson; music by Peter Kaldor and John Kaldor; lyrics by Boyd Anderson

Night Tide
Book and lyrics by Taylor Tash; music by Nathania Wibowo

Numbers Nerds
Book by Laura Stratford; music by David Kornfeld; lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser; story by Larry Little; additional music by Dylan MarcAurele

The New York Musical Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater.