NYMF Presents My History of Marriage 1


The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Just My Luck Productions, Inc. present My History of Marriage a world premiere musical comedy by Academy Award® and two-time Grammy® winner David Shire, Lee Kalcheim and Samuel Kalcheim. Michael Bush will direct a cast of eight including Bonnie Franklin (B'way: Applause - Tony Nom.; TV: One Day At A Time); Brian Sutherland (The Sound of Music, 1776, Victor/Victoria), Steve Blanchard (Beauty & The Beast, Camelot, The Three Musketeers), Philip Hoffman (Into The Woods, Falsettos, A Catered Affair, Baby), Michael Lisco, Jr. (Nat. Tour: Avenue Q), Brittney Lee Hamilton (NYMF: Hurricane); Lois Robbins (Cactus Flower), and Blair Ross (42nd Street). Performances for My History of Marriage will be held at Signature Theatre - The Peter Norton Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th & 11th Avenues) in NYC for six performances from today through Friday, October 14, 2011.

After surviving a disastrous divorce, New York Magazine writer Nan Freeman finds her illustrious career flushed down the pipes. Her last chance at a comeback arrives in the form of a lecherous publisher and a lunatic proposal: Nan must write a book about the history of marriage. Scenes from her book take us on a hilarious journey through the annals of matrimony where she learns a thing or two about her own relationships. Will she give love another shot?

My History of Marriage is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Just My Luck Productions, Inc. Director: Michael Bush; Additional Music and Lyrics: Samuel Kalcheim: Music Director: Steven Ray Watkins­­­­­­­­­­­­; Choreographer: Kelli Barclay; Set Designer: James Noone; Costumer Designer: Karen Ann Ledger; Lighting Designer: Philip Rosenberg; Sound Designer: David Margolin Lawson; Casting Director: Stephanie Clapper; Production Stage Manager: Kat West; Assistant Stage Manager: Donald Butchko; Assistant Director: Emily Morgan; General Manager: Lisa Dozier; Publicist: Paul Siebold/Off Off PR.

My History of Marriage plays for six performances on the following schedule: Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2011 at 8:00pm; Wednesday, Oct 5th, 2011 at 1:00pm; Sunday, Oct 9th, 2011 at 5:00pm; Sunday, Oct 9th, 2011 at 9:00pm; Wednesday, Oct 12th, 2011 at 9:00pm; Friday, Oct 14th, 2011 at 9:00pm.

Michael Bush (Director) is directing his sixth NYMF production. He most recently directed the Off-Broadway revival of Cactus Flower and Leslie Uggam's Uptown Downtown at the Pasadena Playhouse, which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for best solo performance. He won the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival Award for Excellence in Direction for the world premiere musical Hurricane produced in the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is the former director of artistic production for the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City. He was associated with MTC for over 25 years and helped artistically guide more than 150 new plays and musicals, including the Tony® Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof, and Doubt, and the Tony® Award winning Love! Valour! Compassion! And the musicals A Class Act (Tony Nomination for Best Musical) and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. At MTC he most recently directed Based on A Totally True Story. He was instrumental in the rebirth of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret & Performance Conference, and has served as its artistic director since 2005. Under his guidance the conference has developed over 60 new shows, revues, and intimate musicals including [title of show] and The Story of My Life, both of which were produced on Broadway.

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