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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL and DARK PROPHETS PRODUCTION LLC present the world premiere production of WEARING BLACK, winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York, with book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas (writer/composer of the sold out award-winning NYMF show STUCK, now a feature film starringGiancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.), music direction by Ben Caplan and directed by J. Scott Lapp(Broadway's Bonnie & Clyde; National Tours Murder for Two, Xanadu; Old Globe; La Jolla Playhouse; The Barn Stage Company). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!

When his twin brother Charlie kills himself in a drug related accident, all Evan wants to do is forget their complicated relationship and move on, but the tangled relationships Charlie left behind keep Evan from truly letting go. As he slips into a spiral of self-destruction, Evan must make a stark decision: either accept and forgive his dead twin brother, or become him. Winner Best Original Score at FRIGID New York.

With Mark Coffin* (Transport - Irish Rep), Alexis Field, BJ Gruber* (Off-Bway: That Bachelorette Show, Awesome 80s Prom, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, Sex Tips for Straight Women; 50 Shades - The Musical! Tour), Devin Ilaw* (Les Miserables National Tour; Carousel - Playwrights Horizons, Dir. Baayork Lee; The King and I - Dallas Summer Musicals), Erin Maya (The Donkey Show - Boston Original Cast; Zapata! The Musical - NYMF 2012), Hayley Anna Norris, and Kevin Schuering* (Carousel - Playwrights Horizons, Dir Baayork Lee; Requiem for a Lost Girl - NYMF 2012).

Featuring set and lighting design by David Goldstein and fight choreography by Andrew Kenneth Moss. The general manager is Colleen Slattery, and the technical director is Danny Morales. Production stage management by Sophie Quist*, and Madison Decoske* is the assistant stage manager. Casting by Chad Murnane, and press representation by Kampfire PR.

WEARING BLACK just received an extension at NYMF and will now play at Theater 3 (311 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10036) on July 9 at 8pm, July 10 at 9pm, July 11 at 1pm, July 13 at 5pm, July 13 at 9pm, and July 15 at 1pm. Tickets are $27.50 and are available at nymf.org, by calling 212-352-3101, or by visiting the Signature Theatre Box Office (from Midday until the last performance commences). *Appearing Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Photo Credit: Antonio Minino

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
BJ Gruber (Nate), Hayley Anna Norris (Alyssa), Devin Ilaw (Evan) and Mark Coffin (Hugh), and Erin Maya (Kristin) in WEARING BLACK rehearsals

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Mark Coffin (Hugh) and Devin Ilaw (Evan)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Hayley Anna Noris (Alyssa) and BJ Gruber (Nate)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Erin Maya (Kristin), Mark Coffin (Hugh) and Devin Ilaw (Evan)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Mark Coffin (Hugh), and Erin Maya (Kristin)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Devin Ilaw (Evan)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Devin Ilaw (Evan)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NYMF's WEARING BLACK in Rehearsals
Devin Ilaw (Evan)



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