Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presented a special preview of the 2011 Festival selections, featuring Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon, F*cking Hipsters, Ghostlight, Greenwood, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, The Kid Who Would Be Pope, Kiki Baby, Outlaws, and This One Girl's Story. The NYMF runs from September 26th - October 16th in theatres around Manhattan. BroadwayWorld was there for the event and brings you a peek backstage at the presentation.

Participating in the event were Andrea McCardle (Annie, Cabaret), Rachel York (Victor/Victoria), Jill Paice (Curtains), Michael Hayden (Carousel), Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), Angela Grovey (The Wiz), Ennio Marchetto (The Living Paper Cartoon), Felicia Finley (The Wedding Singer), Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), Donna English (Forbidden Broadway), Brandon Wardell (Catch Me If You Can), Carey Shields (Rent), Donna Lynne Champlin (Billy Elliott) and more.

Now in its eighth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2011 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group, and TheaterMania.com, and is supported by American Eagle Outfitters, Back Stage, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Disney Store Times Square, Fox 5/ WNYW-TV, King Displays, NASDAQ OMX, New World Stages, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Queerty.com, Season of Savings, Terra Fossil Wines, Thomson Reuters, TheMenEvent.com, Times Square Squared, and Yelp. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The BWF Foundation, Con Edison, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Ariel Phinney, Cameron Mackintosh Foundation, The New Musical Development Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events are currently available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or www.nymf.org.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Andrea McArdle 'Greenwood'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Felicia Finley 'Greenwood'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'Greenwood' featuring Andrea McArdle, Felicia Finley, Mary Mossberg, Alicia Morton & Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'Greenwood' featuring Andrea McArdle, Felicia Finley, Mary Mossberg, Alicia Morton & Cary Shields

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Daisy Eagan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Daisy Eagan and Andrea McArdle

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Daisy Eagan and Andrea McArdle

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Daisy Eagan and Andrea McArdle

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Daisy Eagan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Michael Hayden, Daisy Eagan and Rachel York and the cast of 'Ghostlight'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Dionne McClain-Freeney, Zonya Love Johnson and Angela Grovey 'This One Girl's Story'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Jill Paice

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Kyle Brenn 'The Kid Who Would Be Pope'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'The Kid Who Would Be Pope'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'F*cking Hipsters'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Donna English and JorDan Goldberg ('Madame x')

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Gerard Alessandrini, Donna English and JorDan Goldberg ('Madame X')

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Gerard Alessandrini, Donna English and JorDan Goldberg (Madame X)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'Outlaws'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
The cast of 'Outlaws'

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Ennio Marchetto (The Living Paper Cartoon)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Ennio Marchetto (The Living Paper Cartoon)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!
Ennio Marchetto (The Living Paper Cartoon)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2011 NYMF Performance Preview!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


 
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