Photo Flash: Meet the Casts of New York Musical Theatre Festival 2013!

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) began earlier this week on July 8th and will continue through July 28th. An additional slate of special events, free events, staged readings and several educational panel discussions will be announced shortly. Below, check out a roundup of photos of this year's casts!

This year, the Festival's main productions will be housed at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater, The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theater, and the Studio Theater at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street); and the Pearl Theatre Company Performance Space (555 W. 42nd Street).

Developmental readings will take place at another theater to be announced, and the festival hub - featuring free performances, talkbacks and other special events - will be in the Pershing Square Signature Center's central lobby (which includes the Signature Café and Bookstore).

Since its inception in 2004, The New York Musical Theatre Festival has premiered more than 320 new musicals - nearly 90 of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theaters in almost every state, and in over 20 countries worldwide. Twenty-three NYMF alumni shows have gone on to enjoy off-Broadway runs, including last season's acclaimed The Other Josh Cohen and the currently-running F#%king Up Everything. Three NYMF shows have gone on to Broadway productions, including Chaplin, [title of show] and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal.

This year's Festival will run July 8th - 28th. Memberships are on sale now and members can book tickets as of May 15. Single tickets will go on sale beginning June 17th. To purchase a membership, please visit www.nymf.org/member.

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AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS- Bradley McCaw


AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS- Amelia Ryan. Photo: Kurt Sneddon


AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS- Bradley McCaw


AUSTRALIAN CABARET SENSATIONS- Amelia Ryan. Photo: Kurt Sneddon


BEND IN THE ROAD- Alison Woods


BEND IN THE ROAD- CJ Pawlikowski (Gilbert Blythe) and Alison Woods (Anne Shirley)


BEND IN THE ROAD-Martin Vidnovic (Matthew Cuthbert) and Alison Woods (Anne Shirley)


BEND IN THE ROAD- Alison Woods


BOYS WILL BE BOYS- Rance Wright, Courtney Cowart, Ryan Speakman, Jeremy Pasha, and Seph Stanek. Photo: Michael Bonasio


BOYS WILL BE BOYS- Rance Wright, Courtney Cowart, Ryan Speakman, Jeremy Pasha, and Seph Stanek. Photo: Michael Bonasio


BOYS WILL BE BOYS- Rance Wright, Courtney Cowart, Ryan Speakman, Jeremy Pasha, and Seph Stanek. Photo: Michael Bonasio


BOYS WILL BE BOYS- Rance Wright, Courtney Cowart, Ryan Speakman, Jeremy Pasha, and Seph Stanek. Photo: Michael Bonasio


CASTLE WALK- Bret Shuford (Vernon). Photo: Matthew Murphy


CASTLE WALK- Lynne Wintersteller (Irene), Bret Shuford (Vernon), and Stephanie Rothenberg (Young Irene). Photo: Matthew Murphy


CASTLE WALK- Bret Shuford (Vernon) and Lynne Wintersteller (Irene). Photo: Matthew Murphy


FEATHER- Charleene Closshey. Photo: Jeff Osborne


FEATHER- Richard H. Blake. Credit: Jeff Osborne


FEATHER- Jeffry Feeger (The Artist) painting Charleene Closshey (Cat). Credit: Barry Alsop (Eyes Wide Open Images)


GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST- Jared Loftin (Gary) and James David Larson (Kenny/Houdini). Photo: Russ Rowland Photography


GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST- MaryAnne Piccolo (Gilda/Miss Salmonelli) and Jared Loftin (Gary). Photo: Russ Rowland Photography


GARY GOLDFARB: MASTER ESCAPIST- Dimitri Moise (Tyler), Krista Buccellato (Penelope), Jared Loftin (Gary), Shoba Narayanan (Cheryl), and James David Larson (Kenny/Houdini). Rehearsal. Photo: Russ Rowland Photography


GOD'S COUNTRY- Nick Cartell (James Watson), Lulu Lloyd (Kathleen Cahill), and Chuck Bradley (Tom Killian). Photo: Steven Rosen


GOD'S COUNTRY- Chuck Bradley (Tom Killian), Nick Cartell (James Watson), and Lulu Lloyd (Kathleen Cahill). Photo: Steven Rosen


GOD'S COUNTRY- Chuck Bradley (Tom Killian) and Nick Cartell (James Watson). Photo: Steven Rosen


ICARUS- Steven Emanuelson. Photo: Christopher McIntosh


ICARUS- Veronica Barron, Steven Emanuelson (Daedalus), and Corianna Moffatt (Penny). Photo: Christopher McIntosh


ICARUS- Veronica Barron. Photo: Christopher McIntosh


JULIAN PO- Luba Mason (Lilah), Chad Kimball (Julian Po), Kirsten Sanderson (Director), and Malcolm Gets (Pastor Bean). Photo: Steve Rosen


JULIAN PO- Sean Cullen (Henry), Luba Mason (Lilah), and Malcolm Gets (Pastor Bean). Rehearsal. Photo: Steve Rosen


JULIAN PO- The Cast. Rehearsal. Photo: Steve Rosen


LIFE COULD BE A DREAM- Jim Holdridge (Eugene), Daniel Tatar (Denny), and Ryan Castellino (Wally). 2010 Laguna Playhouse production. Photo: Michael Lamont


LIFE COULD BE A DREAM- Jim Holdridge (Eugene), Ryan Castellino (Wally), Doug Carpenter (Skip), and Daniel Tatar (Denny)


LIFE COULD BE A DREAM- Jim Holdridge (Eugene), Ryan Castellino (Wally), Daniel Tatar (Denny), and Doug Carpenter (Skip). Photo: Michael Lamont


MOTHER, WIFE, AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE- Cicily Daniels (Bec), Mollie Vogt-Welch (Jessie), Happy McPartlin (Lily), and Vanessa Lemonides (Kate). Photo: Steven Rosen


MOTHER, WIFE, AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE- Cicily Daniels (Bec). Photo: Steven Rosen


MOTHER, WIFE, AND THE COMPLICATED LIFE- Mollie Vogt-Welch (Jessie). Photo: Steven Rosen


NATLIE JOY JOHNSON: FULL BUSH- Natalie Joy Johnson, featured performer. Performing at 54 Below. Photo: Alex Smith


SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL- Patrick John Moran (Chris the Seismologist) and Laura Daniel (Pat the Park Ranger). Photo: Phil Darg.


SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL- Billy Clark Taylor (Jim), Jonathan Silver (Steve), Leasen Almquist (Thelma), Ryan Dietz (Bert), Chris Gleim (Chaz) and Don Meehan (Zeke). Rehearsal. Photo: Phil Darg


SASQUATCHED! THE MUSICAL- Jonathan Silver (Steve), Chris Gleim (Chaz) and Laura Oldham (Dakota). Rehearsal. Photo: Phil Darg


STANDBY- Jenna Leigh Green (Cynthia), Matt Shingledecker (Jonathan), Alex Goley (Andrew), Darren Ritchie (Richard), Eryn Murman (Samantha), and Dwelvan David (Peter). Photo: Brian Camarao


STANDBY- Alex Goley (Andrew) and Darren Ritchie (Richard). Photo: Brian Camarao


STANDBY- Matt Shingledecker (Jonathan) and Jenna Leigh Green (Cynthia). Photo: Brian Camarao


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON- James Patterson (Monsieur Spoo), Elisa Van Duyne (Elizabeth), Paul DeBoy (John); Middle left to right: Danielle Gimbal (Tita), Sergio Pasquariello (Fritz), Matt Mundy (Jack); Kneeling left to right: Heidi Kloster (Ono), Sam Tedaldi (Lulu). Photo: Seth Walters


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON- James Patterson (Monsieur Spoo) and Patrick Oliver Jones (Captain Francois Dubois). Photo: Seth Walters


SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON- John Kennedy (Book, Music & Lyrics), Patrick J. Kennedy (Book & Direction), Walter Kennedy (Choreography). Photo: Seth Walters


THAT LADY FROM MAXIM'S- Amara Haaksman (Crevette) and Arthur Lundquist (Dr. Petypon). 2012 Robert Moss Theater production. Photo: Michael Abrams


THAT LADY FROM MAXIM'S- Marissa Rosano, Anna Price, Amara Haaksman, Amanda Baumler, and John Mervini (The Duke). 2012 Robert Moss Theater production. Photo: Michael Abrams


THAT LADY FROM MAXIM'S- Marissa Rosano, Anna Price, Amara Haaksman and Amanda Baumler. 2012 Robert Moss Theater production. Photo: Michael Abrams


THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA- Paul C. Kelly (Deuce). Rehearsal. Photo: Peter James Zielinski


THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA- Patty Nieman (Angel DeLuna) and West Hyler (Director). Rehearsal. Photo: Peter James Zielinski


THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA- Matt Wilson and Michael Thomas Holmes (Ollie). Rehearsal. Photo: Peter James Zielinski


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!- Becky Whitcomb (Knut), Maggie Wetzel (Lotte), Ashley Ball (Mathilde), and Christopher Tiernan (Felix). 2012 Westchester Square Arts Festival production. Photo: Lorah Haskins.


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!- Maggie Wetzel (Lotte) and Christopher Tiernan (Felix). Photo: Lorah Haskins


THE PIRATES OF FINANCE- Preston Ellis (Frederick) and Heather Lundstedt (Elsie). Photo: Seth Walters


THE HILLS ARE ALIVE!- Deborah Jean Templin (Clara), Preston Ellis (Frederick), Amber Nicole Guest (Prudence), and Jacob Thompson (Bill Brilliant). Photo: Seth Walters


THE PIRATES OF FINANCE- The Cast. Photo: Seth Walters


THE PIRATES OF FINANCE- David Macaluso (Dewey), Alex Krasser (Louie), and Carter Lynch (Huey). Photo: Seth Walters


THE WATER DREAM- J. Robert Spencer (Brian/Seabird), Alisa Ledyard (Ensemble), Doug Chapman (Prof. Danbury/Dandelion Bum), Cheo Bourne (Forester/Tenor Soloist/Ensemble), Alana Rader (Ensemble), Brian Dykstra as (Michael/Blue Whale/Red Dragon); Front row left to right: Karmine Alers (Emma/Sweetwater), and Anthony Rapp (Colin). Photo: Russ Rowland.


THE WATER DREAM- Karmine Alers (Emma/Sweetwater) and Anthony Rapp (Colin). Photo: Russ Rowland


VOLLEYGIRLS- Rehearsal. Photo: Matthew Murphy


VOLLEYGIRLS- Susan Blackwell (Kim Brindell). Rehearsal. Photo: Matthew Murphy


VOLLEYGIRLS- Susan Blackwell (Kim Brindell) and cast. Rehearsal. Photo: Matthew Murphy


WHERE SHE IS NOW: Dawn Cantwell AND FRIENDS- Dawn Cantwell, featured performer. Photo: Lindsay Vacek

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