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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS

An Official Selection of the New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project The Travels, a new play with music by Aaron Riccardi is one of the first shows at the New York Musical Theatre Festival to be granted and extension to to early popular demand. The Travels features music by Kelly Hoppenjans, book and lyrics by Aaron Riccardi, directed by Travis Greisler and choreography by Misha Sheilds. Beginning performances on July 14, the show will run through July 26 at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals!

Welcome to the U.S. of A. Other countries suffer biblical consequences for their filthy ways, but the U.S. of A. is the most perfect place on Earth - at least, that's what Mr. Travel preaches every day on the nation's only TV show. A trippy dystopian tale with an eclectic soundtrack, this epic play with songs follows Teeny, Mr. Travel's rule-breaker of a daughter. Teetering on adulthood and perplexed by this cruel world, Teeny learns to see past smoke and mirrors. and she starts a revolution.

The cast includes: Leslie Alexander (Broadway: The Boy from Oz;"One Life to Live"); Jamie Bogyo; J. Anthony Crane (Broadway: Sight Unseen), Holland Mariah Grossman (Becky Needs to Get Laid); Luba Mason (Broadway: The Will Roger's Follies, Sunset Blvd, How To Succeed In Business..); Matthew Patrick Quinn; Jose Ramos (Film: Milkweed, Northern Comfort); Michelle Rios (Broadway Man of La Mancha).

Creative team includes: Christopher Heilman (Sets), KJ Hardy (Lights), Mira Veikley (Costumes), Jack O'Brien (Sound Designer).

Performances run at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, located at 480 West 42nd Street. Performance schedule: Monday, July 14 at 8pm; ADDED: Tuesday, July 15 at 5PM, Friday, July 18 at 12pm; Monday, July 21 at 9pm; Friday, July 25 at 5pm; Saturday, July 26 at 5pm Running Time: 90 Minutes. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or visiting www.nymf.org.

For more information on The Travels, visit www.thetravelstheplay.com.

Photo Credit: Joanna Carpenter

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Director Travis Greisler

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
J Anthony Crane (front) and Matthew Patrick Quinn (back)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Luba Mason and J Anthony Crane with choreographer Misha Sheilds

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Choreographer Misha Sheilds with J Anthony Crane (front) and Matthew Patrick Quinn (back)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Choreographer Misha Sheilds with J Anthony Crane (front) and Matthew Patrick Quinn (back)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Michelle Rios

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
J Anthony Crane (front) and Matthew Patrick Quinn (back)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
J Anthony Crane, Holland Mariah Grossman with choreographer Misha Sheilds

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with NYMF's THE TRAVELS
Luba Mason

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