Gayfest NYC's reach has extended past national borders and into the international theatre community. This year's offerings were selected by an impartial panel from over 175 plays and musicals submitted by playwrights based around the world. Highlights include three fully-produced Actors' Equity Association Main Stage productions (two plays and a musical), a Reading Series of three additional new works, talk-backs with the authors of the Festival plays, appearances by celebrated members of the LGBT community plus other exciting events. On the Main Stage: Revolution (May 9 - 14) Competing Narratives (May 17 - 21) A Kiss from Alexander (May 24 - June 2) Reading Series: Edward the King (May 18 - 19) The Casserole Brigade (May 25 - 26) Special Events: On Friday, April 13, the producers of Gayfest NYC are hosting a cocktail party as a kick-off for the Festival and as a fund-raiser for scholarships for The Harvey Milk High School. The event, which is expected to draw celebrities from Broadway, film and the LGBT community, features a presentation of short excerpts from a few of the Festival offerings. For details, please call 212-868-5570. The Festival is dedicated to the memory of GAYFEST NYC board member Patrick Quinn, the President and Executive Director of Actors' Equity Association, who died unexpectedly last fall.