AMERICAN IDOL
Click Here for More Articles on AMERICAN IDOL

Reading of New Musical Magpie Sings at NYMF in Sept.

Article Pixel

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Amas Musical Theatre will present the world premiere of an original new musical, Magpie, on Wednesday, September 27 at 3 and 6 PM and Thursday, September 28 at 6 PM at the Barrow Group Theatre (312 West 36th Street).

The staged reading will feature Ronny Mercedes (Tino) and Jessica Fields (Maggie) as star-crossed lovers. "Tino is a good kid trying to escape the streets. Maggie can sing all the words to Verdi's operas but she can't write her name. Set in the fast-paced world of New York bike messengers, Magpie has a score steeped in the city's Latin rhythms," according to press notes.

The 11 member cast also includes Kenyon Adams, Neal Benari, Kimberly Reid Dunbar, Dennis Holland (The Music Man), Maxx (Latino "American Idol"), Joseph Melendez (Jesus Christ Superstar), Doreen Montalvo (La Lupe), Michael Murdoch, and Kim Volpe.  

The show features book by Stephen M. Jacobson, music by Gary William Friedman (The Me Nobody Knows) and lyrics by Edward Gallardo (Selena Forever, The Petrified Prince).  Magpie will be directed by Rebel Theatre artistic director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, with Martin Bejerano as musical director. 

"Amas Musical Theatre has been a pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since it was founded in 1968 by legendary actress and visionary Rosetta LeNoire.  Amas ("you love" in Latin) is devoted to the creation, development and professional production of new American musicals and to the training and encouragement of inner city young people." Amas productions include: Rollin' on the T.O.B.A, Reunion: A Civil War Musical, 4 Guys Named Jose … and Una Mujer Named Maria, Langston Hughes's Little Ham, Zanna, Don't!, Latin Heat, From My Hometown, and Lone Star Love or the Merry Wives of Windsor, Texas.   

"The New York Musical Theatre Festival, now in its third year, is a three-week event in NYC that has premiered over 70 musicals in its first two years, becoming the largest musical theatre event in American history. Hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," it is now widely regarded among the entertainment industry as the key source for new material and talent discovery." 

All seats for Magpie are free. For reservations go to www.nymf.org or (212) 352-3101.  For more information about Amas Musical Theatre visit www.amasmusical.org.



Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You

Confirmed: Billy Porter Will Play the Fairy Godmother in Upcoming CINDERELLA Film
BroadwayWorld recently reported on a rumor that Billy Porter would be joining the cast of the upcoming Cinderella film from Sony, starring Camila Cabe... (read more)

Breaking: MRS. DOUBTFIRE Will Open on Broadway in Spring 2020 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
This just in! Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical based on the film of the same name, will open on Broadway this coming spring at the Stephen Sondheim The... (read more)

HAMILTON's Miguel Cervantes and Family Mourn Passing of Three Year-Old Daughter, Adelaide
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton in Chicago's Hamilton, and his wife, Kelly,  have confirmed th... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jonathan Groff & More in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opens October 17 at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd St, NYC), ... (read more)

Ben Platt Reveals Further Details About Upcoming MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Film
Further details have been revealed for the upcoming Merrily We Roll Along film, starring Ben Platt and Beanie Feldstein.... (read more)

Photo Flash: First Look at Renee Fleming, Dove Cameron, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
L.A. Opera presents The Light in the Piazza! Get a first look at the production in the photos!... (read more)