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Michael Hunsaker, Bligh Voth, and More Announced For THE TIME MACHINE at NYMF

Michael Hunsaker, Bligh Voth, and More Announced For THE TIME MACHINE  at NYMFThe cast and creative team for the premiere of the new musical, The Time Machine, with book by David Mauk and Brenda Mandabach, music and lyrics by David Mauk, has been announced. The Time Machine, an Official Selection of the 2017 New York Musical Festival, will be directed by Justin Baldridge with choreography by Jim Cooney and music direction by Kristen Lee Rosenfeld.

The Time Machine will open on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM and will play a total of 6 performances at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street).

In this wicked retelling of the classic novel by H.G. Wells, a troubled inventor discovers a modern dystopia where machines are nonexistent and love is forbidden. Extraordinary events force him to venture underground where he must face the demons that control his future.

The Time Machine will star: Michael Hunsaker (Chance and Chemistry) as Thomas, Bligh Voth (Million Dollar Quartet) as Wenissa, Marc Moritz (Yentl) as Uncle Filby, Barbara McCulloh (Peter Pan) as Mrs. Watchett, Michael Thatcher (Julius Caesar) as Nathaniel Sayer, Doug Chitel (Ragtime) as Dean, Lori Tishfield as Elizabeth, Martavius Parrish (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Reverend, Randal Keith (Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera) as Professor Dash, and ensemble members Shiloh Goodin, Aisling Halpin, Darrell T. Joe, Lamont Walker II, and Tony II Lorrich.

The creative team includes Lauren Mills (Scenic Design), Vanessa Leuck (Costume Design), Jamie Roderick (Lighting Designer), Patrick LaChance (Sound Design), Don Cieslik (Projections Designer), and Adele Rylands (Fight Director). Alice Pollitt is the Production Stage Manager.

The Time Machine is being produced with support from John Norman, Jeff Hair, and Joan Samaroo & Ted Zorbas.

The Time Machine will play the following performances: Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00pm; Thursday, July 13 at 5:00pm and 9:00pm; Friday, July 14 at 9:00pm; Saturday, July 15 at 1:00pm; and Sunday, July 16 at 5:00pm.

NYMF Passes are now available for purchase at nymf.org/pass. Individual tickets are available at nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-3101.

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 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 fourteenth 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 theater, 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. 2017 NYMF is sponsored by The City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Outdoor and the Village Voice, and 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.

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 on sale now.

The 2017 New York Musical Festival will take place July 10 - August 6. For more information, visit www.nymf.org.



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