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'The Bubble' Opens Tonight at NYMF

The Bubble comes at a time when history is repeating itself. We're seeing things happening now to the housing bubble that happened to the dotcom bubble. Conceiver Karen Paull said today. The Bubble is inspired by Paull's own experiences in Silicon Valley. Karen Paull is available for interviews and is an expert on surviving a market bubble.




The Bubble was has a book by Karen Paull with Wendy Robbins. The score is by Grammy Award Winner David Pack, of the 80's band Ambrosia. Pack & Paull both contributed to the lyrics. Terry Berliner (Lion King) directs and choreographs and Lon Hoyt (Hairspray) will serve as music director.



The cast will feature John Jeffrey Martin (Rocky Horror Show, Hairspray, High School Musical), John E. Brady (Lion King), Mariand Torres (The People vs. Mona) and Danielle Lee Greaves (Rent, Hairspray) with Andrea Dora, Emily Drennan, Anthony Giaimo, Jene Hernandez, Victoria Huston-Elem, Maxwell Jenkins, Mario Matthews, Aalok Mehta and Amy Rutberg.



The Bubble is described by it's creators as:



"What if the rise and fall of the DotCom decade happened in one day? In this hysterical musical dot.comedy nobody knows what the Silicon Valley company does, but everybody including Matt is willing to sacrifice his dream to get a piece of this pre-IPO dot com. Will his greed get the better of him? Or will he flush his future down the toilet to join hottie hipped Harmony's quest to save the oh-so-rare yellow-bellied hoo-doo?"

Lisa Dozier produces and Geoff Cohen serves as associate producer. The creative team will also feature music direction by Lon Hoyt, set design by Jeremy C. Doucette, costume design by Carol Sherry, lighting design by Paul Milller and Cory Pattack, sound design by David Margolin Lawson and projections design by Tony Castle. Cameron Holsinger will stage manage.



The Bubble performs Sept. 17 at 8 PM, Sept. 18 at 6:30 PM, Sept. 20 at 3PM, Sept. 25 at 8 PM, Sept. 27 at 3 PM, and Sept. 28 at 5pm at The Zipper Factory Theater, located at 336 W. 37th Street. For more information on performances and ticket sales, please visit the NYMF website at



For more information on The Bubble and to hear excerpts from the score, visit the official Bubble website at or find us on!

Hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) exists to revitalize one of Americas greatest art forms by discovering, supporting and promoting new musical theater artists, producers, and projects, and by introducing a diverse audience to the vibrancy of contemporary musical theater. Since its inception in 2004, the three-week annual festival has premiered more than 130 new musicals many of which have gone on to award-winning productions in New York, in regional theaters and on tour in 38 states, and nine countries worldwide.  NYMF 2004 hit Altar Boyz has played well over 1,000 performances off-Broadway and is now in its fourth year at New World Stages; fellow NYMF alum [title of show] recently began performances at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.

Widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery, NYMF is the flagship program of The National Music Theater Network, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and is presented in association with, Production Resource Group and, and is supported by amNewYork, Barnes & Noble Booksellers,,, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, HX Magazine,, King Displays,, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center,, The New York Blade, Next Magazine, Panasonic Astrovision,, Tekserve, TheMENEvent, VOGA Italia, and The Zipper Factory. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, and 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.

Festival memberships are on sale now and can be purchased online at or by calling (212) 352-3101; single tickets go on sale on September 1. For more information, visit




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