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NYMF 2014!#26
Posted: 7/8/14 at 2:48am
Congratulations, Frankiec, and best of luck in the festival! You must be kvelling. (Yiddish for bursting with pride).
Audrey, the Phantom Phanatic, who nonetheless would rather be Jean Valjean, who knew how to make lemonade out of lemons.
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NYMF 2014!#27
Posted: 7/8/14 at 11:48am
Saw CLONED! last night. . Silly, goofy fun. I hadn't experienced the reading, so I went in cold. Yes, some of it borders on the puerile, but mostly I laughed at this un-PC parody-melange of sci-fi, horror, evil scientist, rogue nation spy and worship of pop culture. A real-life movie star figures as a major character in Act II, adding to the fun. The songs are so-so, but it has a great cast--including an expert "bird" (puppet) handler. This show was a fun way to start NYMF.
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NYMF 2014!#28
Posted: 7/12/14 at 11:55am
BUMP!

Anyone else see anything yet?
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NYMF 2014!#29
Posted: 7/12/14 at 5:11pm
I just saw ValueVille and really enjoyed it. There are some really great performances, notably NaTasha Yvette Williams (she's amazing), Christopher Sutton and David Spadora, who reminded me a bit of Jeremy Jordan. It's a fun show, lots of good lines, but it has a point. If you go in cold, the premise will slowly dawn on you. The songs are good, ably performed by a nice small band that included a violin and cello. I always like to see (and hear) that. I recommend the show!

I bought tickets to Cloned for Tuesday night based on mamaleh's recommendation. I think that's the last performance.





Updated On: 7/12/14 at 05:11 PM
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NYMF 2014!#30
Posted: 7/12/14 at 5:28pm
Just bought my tickets for Mother Jones on the 20th, love Robin DeJesus and Lynne Winterseller! Can't Wait!
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NYMF 2014!#31
Posted: 7/12/14 at 11:21pm
I saw Academia Nuts and thought it was hilarious. Jennifer Simard and Stephanie d'Abruzzo were definite standouts. I had a wonderful time and highly recommend it!
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NYMF 2014!#32
Posted: 7/13/14 at 9:41am
Saw Bayonets of Angst yesterday and had a blast. High recomendation if you want a fun unusual Civil War musical.
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NYMF 2014!#33
Posted: 7/13/14 at 2:03pm
Littleshopofcarrie, I'm so excited to see Mother Jones also!! Robin and Lynne are my faves!!!
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NYMF 2014!#34
Posted: 7/14/14 at 12:11am
I saw The Mapmaker's Opera today and thought it was beautifully done. The singing and the costumes were gorgeous. The show would benefit from some cuts. It was about 15 minutes too long.
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NYMF 2014!#35
Posted: 7/14/14 at 1:08am
Really liked the first half of VALUEVILLE: actually listenable songs sung well, inventive choreography and truly hilarious dialogue delivered expertly. Then for me it kind of fell to pieces with a hoary, overly used premise I hadn't quite seen coming. Won't reveal what it is, but I've seen that same premise in several NYMF and other offerings during the past few years, and it's so derivative. Still, the performances just about compensated.
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NYMF 2014!#36
Posted: 7/16/14 at 9:13pm
Saw a run through of Mother Jones this afternoon. Go see it!
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NYMF 2014!#37
Posted: 7/18/14 at 8:37am
Anybody see Mother Jones' first performance last night?

Updated On: 7/18/14 at 08:37 AM
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NYMF 2014!#38
Posted: 7/18/14 at 2:50pm
Seeing Mother Jones tomorrow...
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NYMF 2014!#39
Posted: 7/19/14 at 11:49am
Cloned was so much fun. Very interested in seeing Mother Jones as well.

Thank you again to the BroadwayWorld community for all of your support of NYMF and WikiMusical! We opened last night and it was one of the most surreal and magical nights of my life!

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NYMF 2014!#40
Posted: 7/19/14 at 9:13pm
Anyone see Mother Jones today? What's the buzz?
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NYMF 2014!#41
Posted: 7/19/14 at 9:39pm
Seeing it tomorrow, can't wait!
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NYMF 2014!#42
Posted: 7/19/14 at 10:00pm
Frankiec, I couldn't be any happier for you through all this. Watching the excitement grow and it finally all coming together... as I've told you before, I wish I could be there to support you. I hope it's a hit with the crowds!

Wish I could see any of the shows involved!
::bust a move::
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NYMF 2014!#43
Posted: 7/19/14 at 10:09pm
Not sure what the buzz is, but I had a really good time at it this afternoon. The songs were enjoyable, and the staging of the children working in the factory was inventive given the minor sets/budget.

There wasn't a weak link in the cast, although it's really a book challenge, since the show is obviously (SPOILER ALERT) pro Mother Jones (END SPOILER), that sort of reduces any real sense of drama/conflict.

Of course, with a young cast dressed in street urchin chic talking about unions, I did expect them to break into "Seize The Day!" at any moment.
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NYMF 2014!#44
Posted: 7/20/14 at 1:43am
Thanks for coming haterobics!
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NYMF 2014!#45
Posted: 7/20/14 at 10:06pm
Saw Mother Jones today, LOVED it!

Lynne Winterstellar was fantastic! The songs were very enjoyable and the staging (factory) was so inventive and great. Stellar cast and great material.

Don't miss this one!
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NYMF 2014!#46
Posted: 7/20/14 at 10:10pm
I saw Mother Jones today as well and was blown away. There isn't a single weak link in the cast and the music was stunning. Lynne Wintersteller is giving a performance not to be believed. Hoping to go back one more time to one of their extension performances later this week!
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NYMF 2014!#47
Posted: 7/21/14 at 8:24am
I have tickets for THE TRAVELS and MR. CONFIDENTIAL! Looking forward to both! Any buzz on either?
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NYMF 2014!#48
Posted: 7/21/14 at 9:52am
This Saturday I saw Wikimusical and Clinton. Both were really enjoyable shows - I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by Wikimusical when I compare the two.

I saw Clinton on all the little "10 shows to see at NYMF" lists that were floating around before the festival, so perhaps my hopes were a little higher for it, but Clinton felt like it was playing hard to the same joke for two hours. It was funny at first, but then just seemed unimaginative.

Wikimusical on the other hand, felt fresh throughout - each of the different slices of the internet that were explored throughout the show brought new content to satirize, and it worked incredibly well. I was surprised at how much I cared for the two lead brothers - and there were several moments that cracked me up - Brenda Braxton's (the Spam King) interaction with the prince from Nairobi was priceless.

All in all, both funny shows, but I'd put my $25 towards seeing Wikimusical before Clinton.
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NYMF 2014!#49
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:09am
Seeing Propaganda: The Musical!, this Thursday and couldn't be more excited.
"I think lying to children is really important, it sets them off on the right track" -Sherie Rene Scott-
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NYMF 2014!#50
Posted: 7/21/14 at 11:41am
Seeing Clinton tomorrow. Anyone have a song list?