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ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Set for NYMF's Closing Concert UNDER CONSTRUCTION Tonight

ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Set for NYMF's Closing Concert UNDER CONSTRUCTION Tonight

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrates the final night of the festival tonight with UNDER CONSTRUCTION, a one-night only concert featuring special guest star, Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart. UNDER CONSTRUCTION takes place tonight, Monday, July 27th at 6pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café (407 W 42nd St New York).

Iglehart performs alongside NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation winner Kathryn Allison (Broadway's Aladdin) and first runner-up Paul Ianniello, as they team up for a one-night-only concert event, UNDER CONSTRUCTION. An outrageously funny and diverse evening of song and stories, UNDER CONSTRUCTION celebrates what it is to be a living work in progress, both on and off the stage.

Creative team includes director Joey Murray (The Broadway Dolls, Can-Can), and musical director Andrew Wheeler (Naked Boys Singing), who are both returning to The New York Musical Theatre Festival.

For tickets, visit www.nymf.org/tickets for more information.

The lineup for NYMF 2015 included over twenty new musicals: 210 Amlent Avenue, Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, Foolerie, HeadVoice, Held Momentarily, Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty, Moses Man, Napoleon, Passing By, Pope! An Epic Musical, Real Men, a musical for guys and the women who put up with them; Single Wide, Songs for the Fallen, Spot on the Wall, Summer Valley Fair, The Calico Buffalo, The Cobalteans, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, Wearing Black, and What Do Critics Know? In addition, NYMF 2015 will feature dstaged readings and the debut of brand-new concerts.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre.

Now in its twelfth year, the Festival is the premier musical theatre event in the world. 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 all 50 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."

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2015 is sponsored by Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and The Village Voice, and is supported, in part, 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.

The NYMF PASS is a great way to experience The New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a NYMF PASS, you can get into the theater before individual ticket holders. Passes also offer the exclusive ability to book tickets before they go on sale to the public. NYMF Passholder ticket booking begins June 1. Individual tickets go on sale June 15.

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival closes tonight, July 27. For more information, visit www.nymf.org.

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