The 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) features 34 musical productions and special events for its ninth annual festival. Since its inception in 2004, The New York Musical Theatre Festival has premiered more than 300 new musicals - more than 80 of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theaters in almost every state, and in 16 countries worldwide. Twenty NYMF alumni shows have gone on to enjoy off-Broadway runs, including last season's acclaimed The Blue Flower and The Shaggs, and this season's Fat Camp and the upcoming The Last Smoker In America. This September, Becoming Chaplin (formerly Behind the Limelight) will be the third NYMF alum to open on Broadway, joining [title of show] and the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal. NYMF shows have played in 48 states and in more than 16 countries worldwide.