GLEE's Alex Newell Joins Joey Contreras NYMF Concert Lineup

GLEE's Alex Newell Joins Broadway Line-Up In "Joey Contreras In Concert" Thursday July 16, 2015 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Contreras, an award winning and iTunes Pop Charting songwriter, brings his brand of musical pop to NYMF in 2015. Inspired by the spectacle of award show performances, this one night only concert will present Joey's catchy and emotionally charged music in a way its never been heard before. The evening will also feature a host of special guests including Broadway's Ben Fankhauser, Zak Resnick, Adam Kaplan, Kerri George, Krystina Alabado, Diana Huey, Spencer Kiely, Brad Greer, Tatiana Lofton and Jules Braverman. Audiences will surely not want to miss out on experiencing this exciting new voice on the scene.

The 8:00pm concert is presented by Fuzzrocket (http://fuzzrocket.com), produced by Bryan Campione (Broadway Buzz, LLC) and directed by Brandon Ivie. Additional team members include: Production Manager: C.J. Mellides, Production Assistants : Madeline O'Hara and John Dippel. Bourbon Street Bar and Grille hosts the after-party that evening.

Joey Contreras In Concert plays at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $27.50 (general admission) or $16 (with a NYMF Pass) and can be purchased online at NYMF.org or by calling 212-352-3101. For more information, please visit: http://www.nymf.org/joeycontreras.

About NYMF: 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 largest musical theatre event in America. 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 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.

NYMF Passes are 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 began 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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