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Dance Musical All is Love Brings 40s Style to NYMF

All is Love, an invited selection to this year's New York Musical Theater Festival, will run from September 19th through 28th.

The show is one of three dance musicals the festival will present. Featuring original music by Alex Fortuit and Travis Sullivan, All is Love follows the journeys of three women adjusting to life in New York City.  Set to a contemporary original score inspired by jazz, pop, and electronic influences, it explores the magnitude of hope and survival in a story told entirely through dance.

A version of the show was first presented to acclaim at Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS's Gypsy of the Year competition at The Palace Theatre in the fall of 2002, followed by a sold-out benefit for Walden Dance Theatre and Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this past winter.

The ensemble is led by Jolynn Baca, Amy Ling (42nd Street, Nat'l Tour), and Jill Slyter (Damn Yankees, Kennedy Center), whose characters – Green, Orange, and Yellow – represent three vibrant personalities in a town full of black, white, and grey.  Other cast members include Ashley Bachner (Fosse, B'way & Nat'l Tour), Nathan Peck (La Cage aux Folles, Dance of the Vampires, B'way), Jonathan Day (Pirates of Penzance, Guthrie Theatre), Kurt Domoney (42nd Street, Nat'l Tour), Lea Kohl (42nd Street, Nat'l Tour), Javier Munoz (In the Heights, MTC), Gavin Esham, Enders Groff, Eric Imhoff, and Bianca Stauffer.  

The dance musical, conceived by Josh Walden, founder of Walden Dance Theatre, follows the tradition of 1940's musicals. "The show is inspired by the movie musical choreography of the 1940's and 1950's, notably Gene Kelly's story-telling style.  This dance musical, which is in the tradition of On the Town, is my personal homage to that genre," says Walden.

All is Love performs Sept. 19 at 8pm, Sept. 23 at 4pm, Sept. 27 ad 28 at 9pm at 37 Arts, an Off-Broadway theatre complex in Manhattan (450 W. 37th Street).  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nymf.org or call 212/352.3101.


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