THIS IS 30 Starring Erica Lustig Set for NYMF Concert 7/9

THIS IS 30 Starring Erica Lustig Set for NYMF Concert 7/9

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present THIS IS 30! a special one-night-only engagement on July 9th, 2014 at 9pm at The Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Cafe.

"This is 30", starring NYMF's 'Next Broadway Sensation' 2013 winner Erica Lustig is the musical tale of a girl with the eating habits of a toddler, the backaches of an old-timer, and the spirit of a teenager who has unexpectedly found herself trapped in the body of a 30-year-old. An intimate evening of wit, heart, and comedy, Lustig will venture on a light-hearted journey to explore the up's and downs of 30 featuring some pop hits, jazz and Broadway favorites, as well as a few special original songs.

THIS IS 30 Starring Erica Lustig Set for NYMF Concert 7/9At the first performance of the show in March of 2014, "This is 30" played to a sold out 54 Below and featured guest stars Sutton Foster and Jacob Watson. Joining the show this time will be back-up vocalists Amber Hurst-Martin ("Jesus Christ Superstar" National Tour), Janelle McDermoth ("Hair" National Tour) and Jasmin Richardson ("Dreamgirls" National Tour, "Memphis" National Tour).

"This Is 30" marks Erica Lustig's cabaret debut. She has previously been seen touring internationally with "Hair" and off-broadway in "National Pastime" and "Odyssey".

Heading the project as Music Director is Andrew David Sotomayor who, in additional to his extensive music direction credits has composed two musicals that were produced in New York City this year: "50 Shades of ****** Up" and "Committed". Many of the original songs in "This is 30" were composed by Andrew with additional lyrics by Erica Lustig. "This is 30" is directed by Michael Linden who makes his NYMF directing debut with the show.

THIS IS 30 Starring Erica Lustig Set for NYMF Concert 7/9The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to revitalize musical theatre culture by discovering and promoting new musical theatre artists, producers and projects; nurturing a vibrant and innovative artistic community; and connecting one of America's greatest art forms with a diverse, contemporary audience. Now in its eleventh year, the Festival is the largest musical theatre event in America. The preeminent site for launching new musicals and discovering new talent, the Festival provides an affordable platform for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre fans. More than 90 Festival shows have gone on to productions on and Off-Broadway, in regional theaters in 48 states, and in more than 20 countries worldwide. Festival alumni have received a wide array of awards including the Tony Award® and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, NYMF received a special Drama Desk Award in recognition of its work "creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form."

For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org This is 30" plays at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe on July 9th, 2014 at 9pm. Tickets are $25 with no food/drink minimum required and can be purchased online at NYMF.org/thisis30 or by calling (212) 352-3101.

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