Candy Buckley, Theo Stockman, & Ben Moss Lead A LASTING IMPRESSION, Starting Tonight at NYMF

Casting is complete for the upcoming reading of the new musical A Lasting Impression performing at New York Musical Festival this July. CAndy Buckley (Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Theo Stockman (American Psycho, American Idiot, Hair), and Ben Moss (Freedom Riders) will join the previously announced cast which includes Jennifer Damiano, CIARA RENÉE, Meghann Fahy, and Krista Pioppi. The reading is directed by WHITNEY MOSERY (King Charles III, American Psycho).

Performances will take place tonight, July 13 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, July 20 at 3:30 PM, and Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 PM at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studio (416 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).

A Lasting Impression is a new musical with book by Emily Kaczmarek and music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak that explores the relationships between Kali and Simone, who are artists, sisters, and (lately) roommates. They live, work, and navigate their mother's chronic illness in close quarters and relative peace - until they meet Jo, a journalist wrestling with the cost of her recent assignment in Syria. As each sister becomes romantically and creatively entangled with Jo, all 3 women are forced to examine how they relate to their art, the world, and to one another. A Lasting Impression is a musical about love between artists, love between sisters, and the power of storytelling in all its forms.

CAndy Buckley will play the role of Mother. Recent: The Taming of the Shrew at The Delacorte. Broadway: Cabaret, After the Fall, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Scandalous, Ring Round the Moon. Off-Broadway: The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters, Shockheaded Peter, Valhalla, Wise Guys, Bernarda Alba, The Petrified Prince (Drama Desk Nom.). Recent regional: Company, Vanya + Sonia + Masha + Spike at The Old Globe, The Guthrie, and The Huntington. Four years company member American Repertory Theater (Hedda Gabler, Lady Macbeth, others); 11 years company member Dallas Theater Center (The Cherry Orchard, All the King's Men, others). TV: Blue Bloods, Treme, L&O: CI, Gossip Girl. Film: Bachelorette. Princess Grace Statue Award for Achievement in Theater.

Theo Stockman will join the cast as Franklin, Jo's editor. Theo Stockman recently appeared on Broadway originating the role of Tim Price in American Psycho. Other Broadway credits include the original casts of American Idiot and The Public's revival of HAIR. Off-Broadway he starred in the world premiere of David Rabe's An Early History of Fire. TV credits include "Shades Of Blue," "Inside Amy Schumer," "The Following," "Private Practice," "Nurse Jackie," "Blue Bloods," "CSI," "30ROCK," and HBO's "Olive Kitteridge". Recent film includes Stephen King's A Good Marriage, And So It Goes, and Home. He can be seen in the critically acclaimed web series High Maintenance, soon to be on HBO.

Ben Moss will join Krista Pioppi as Voice of Kali. Ben Moss is an actor and musician. Ben has appeared in Arlington (Vineyard Theatre), Chasing the Song (La Jolla Playhouse), Spring Awakening (1st National Tour), Bunked! (NY International Fringe Festival, 2010), the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and various commercials, films, readings and workshops. Earlier this season, Ben helped to music direct Broadway's Deaf West production of Spring Awakening, and recently music directed Nicolette Robinson's solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below. Upcoming projects include Freedom Riders at NYMF and the upcoming feature film Frat Star. He is represented by CESD.

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

Now in its thirteenth year, the Festival is the premier musical theater 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 theater 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 24 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 2016 is sponsored by The City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, and Clear Channel Spectacolor, 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 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. Individual tickets are now on sale!

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A Lasting Impression plays at Playwrights Horizons Rehearsal Studios as follows: Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 PM, Wednesday, July 20 at 3:30 PM, and Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are free with a NYMF Pass and can be purchased online at or by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information, please visit

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