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TO MARZ AND BACK to Play NYMF, 7/12

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Composer Steve Marzullo will premier his song cycle "To Marz And Back" this Sunday, July 12th as part of The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) concert series this summer.

The evening, directed by Joe Langworth (South Pacific, Next Fall), features musical compositions to the words of classic and contemporary poets (Langston Hughes, Dorothy Parker, Walt Whitman and more) as interpreted through five characters each yearning for and coming to accept unrealized personal goals.

The cast features Terri Klausner (Evita, Sophisticate Ladies), Kenita Miller (The Wild Party-Encores), Laura Pavles (2015 MAC Award nominee), George Psomas (South Pacific) and Rachel Ulanet (Beauty and the Beast, LoveMusik ). Marzullo will accompany them on the piano and will be joined by cellist Clay Ruede and guitarist Jeffrey Lee Campbell.

Marzullo's music has been recorded by Audra McDonald, Alysha Umphress, Aaron Lazar and others and can be heard on the albums, Show Some Beauty and Kiss Me While We Have the Chance. His Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Ragtime, Once On This Island and Floyd Collins and he is currently the associate conductor of Mamma Mia.

The concert will be presented at the Theater 3, 311 West 43rd Street, 3rd floor, at 7pm.

For more information please visit: www.nymf.org/tomarzandback

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre.

Now in its twelfth year, the Festival is the premier musical theatre 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 theatre 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 20 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 theatre, 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. NYMF 2015 is sponsored by Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Spectacolor, and The Village Voice, and is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The NYMF PASS is a great way to experience The New York Musical Theatre 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. NYMF Passholder ticket booking begins June 1. Individual tickets go on sale June 15.

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival will take place July 7-27. For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org.


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