NYMF Announces 2010 Award Winners!

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will honor producers Barry and Fran Weissler (Chicago, Wonderful Town, La Cage Aux Folles, Scottsboro Boys) and the winners of the NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence at the Seventh Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm.

The evening will include cocktails, a silent auction, seated dinner, and musical performances celebrating NYMF's Seventh Annual Season.

The NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence are as follows:

MOST PROMISING MUSICAL
My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein & Irene Sankoff
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss by Charles Leipart & Eric Schorr; V-Day by David Rossmer & Steve Rosen

BEST OF FEST AUDIENCE PRIZE
Things As They Are
Runner Up: Trails

THEATER FOR THE AMERICAN MUSICAL PRIZE
I Got Fired by Keith Varney

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: MUSIC
Jeff Thomson, Trails
Honorable Mention:
Jonathan Comisar, Things As They Are; Ned Massey, Bloodties; Jim Wann, The Great Unknown

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: LYRICS
Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss
Honorable Mention: John Dietrich, Things As They Are; Jordan Mann, Trails

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING: BOOK
David Hein & Irene Sankoff, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Charles Leipart, Frog Kiss; David Rossmer & Steve Rosen, V-Day

EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION
Stafford Arima, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Honorable Mention: Kenneth L. Roberson, Frog Kiss; Peter Flynn, Shine!; Steven Maler, Without You

EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY
Matthew Neff, Petrouchka
Honorable Mention: Shea Sullivan, Fingers and Toes; Lorna Ventura, Frog Kiss

EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL DESIGN
Shine!
Honorable Mention: Frog Kiss, Things As They Are

EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRATION
Tom Kitt, Without You
Honorable Mention: Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Above Hell's Kitchen; Daryl Waters, Frog Kiss

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Fellowship! and The Most Ridiculous Thing You Ever Hoid (tie)
Honorable Mention: Trav'lin; V-Day

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE
Bobby Daye. The Great Unknown
Trevor Downey, Petrouchka
Curtis Holbrook, Frog Kiss
Liz Larsen, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
Garrett Long, Things As They Are
Liz McCartney, Nighttime Traffic
Andy Mientus, Shine!
Anthony Rapp, Without You
Steve Rosen, V-Day
Rachel Stern, Therapy Rocks

The Daegu International Musical Festival Production Award and The Stage Entertainment USA Development Award will be announced in the coming weeks.

There will be special performances from Bebe Neuwirth and the cast of The Scottsboro Boys, the Weisslers' newest Broadway offering. Other appearances and performances to be announced.

Ticket prices for the NYMF Awards Gala are as follows: Champion Table of 10: $5,000, Champion Tickets: $500 (includes preferred seating and admission to the VIP After-Party with the artists), Supporter Table of 10: $3,750, and Supporter Tickets: $375.

To purchase tickets, call (212) 664-0979 x12, or email gala@nymf.org

Barry and Fran Weissler are the recipients of six Tony Awards®: Othello, their Broadway debut, starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer, Fiddler on the Roof with Topol, Gypsy with Tyne Daly, Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntire, the current hit revival of La Cage Aux Folles starring Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge, and the worldwide hit, Chicago, which also won the Olivier Award for its London production. Chicago, the longest running musical revival on both Broadway and the West End, has featured countless stars including Bebe Neuwirth, Anne Reinking, Joel Grey, Melanie Griffith, Brooke Shields, David Hasselhoff, Chita Rivera, Denise Van Outen, Duncan James, Lynda Carter, AshLee Simpson, Kelly Osbourne and Usher. The shows global success has reached over 23 countries and been translated into 11 languages.

Other notable credits include Cabaret with Joel Grey, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner, Zorba with Anthony Quinn, My One & Only with Tommy Tune, Falsettos, My Fair Lady with Richard Chamberlin, Grease with Rosie O'Donnell and Megan Mullally, Seussical, Wonderful Town, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate, and the West End premiere of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig.

This season, they opened Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Coming next year, a revival of Zorba starring Antonio Banderas.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2010 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group,TheaterMania.com, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and is supported by AP-Red.com, Back Stage, Barnes and Noble, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, King Displays, NASDAQ OMX, New World Stages, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Queerty.com, Season of Savings, Tekserve, Terra Fossil, Thomson Reuters, TheMenEvent.com, Times Square Squared, and Yelp. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Ariel Phinney, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, Cameron Mackintosh Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, Spiritus Gladius Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 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 and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org


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