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Reuben, Campbell, Faber, Etc. Set for Undercover Showtunes

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), often hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," is presenting "Undercover Showtunes," the finale of its first-ever Spring Concert Benefit Series, on Monday, June 18 at 7pm, at The Zipper Factory (336 W 37th St.) in Manhattan.  Tickets are $50; $90 with post-concert cast party included, and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or online at www.nymf.org.

Press notes state, "Undercover Showtunes is an original, first-of-its-kind concert comprised of pop and rock songs that weren't written for musicals, but sound as if they might have been – songs that tell a story, create a character, paint a full, vivid portrait as a great song in a musical is meant to do: The Beatles' 'Eleanor Rigby', Elton John and Bernie Taupin's 'Captain Fantastic', David Bowie's 'Major Tom'  and Sting's 'Roxanne,' – as well as songs by Joni Mitchell, Rufus Wainwright, Stephin Merritt, The Decemberists and more."

Featured performers in Undercover Showtunes include TV's Christian Campbell and Gloria Reuben of "ER," Miriam Shor (Hedwig & the Angry Inch), Mary Faber (Avenue Q), Drama Desk nominee Michael Winther (Songs from an Unmade Bed), and Tony nominees Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden), Peter Friedman (Ragtime) and Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd).

The NYMF's Spring Concert Series began with More Unauthorized Musicology of Ben Folds, and followed up with Broadway Idol: Jaclyn Huberman and Broadway Battle of the Bands before culminating with Undercover Showtunes.

NYMF's 2007 Spring Concert Series is co-sponsored by BroadwayWorld.com and amNY.

Visit www.nymf.org for more information.

Photo of Gloria Reuben by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.


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