Adam Halpin, Sevan Greene Lead NYMF's LES ENFANTS DE PARIS

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The upcoming New York Musical Theatre Festival World Premiere of Les Enfants de Paris will feature Broadway veteran Adam Halpin (Glory Days). Sevan Greene of the Lortel-award winning Betrayed will take on the pivotal part of Nehal Benhamou and Nadine
Malouf (York Theatre's Only a Kingdom) will play Algerian Refugee, Esme Benhamou.

These three join the previously announced Megan Reinking (Million Dollar Quartet, Hair, Boardwalk Empire), Jed Resnick (Avenue Q), Dan Kohler (Blue Man Group), Blake Segal (Yale Rep) onstage along with an award-winning creative team of Broadway past masters.

"The streets of Paris are not safe after young Pierre Frollo's love for a fiery Muslim refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events. Featuring a chanson-and-Arab-influenced score, this gripping musical re-sets Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris amongst the disenfranchised youth and xenophobia of France 1958, and the Algerian War for Independence."

Les Enfants de Paris will be directed by multiple Drama Desk, MAC, and Emmy-Award nominated actor/director Donna Drake (director -Newsical, John Tartaglia's Imaginocean and original cast member of A Chorus Line) and features music and lyrics by David Levinson, book by Stacey Weingarten with additional development by Donna Drake; Performances begin October 3rd at the TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC 10018).

The creative team includes music director Mark Hartman fresh from this summer's Off Broadway sell-out hit Silence! The musical. Broadway Bares veteran Rhonda Miller will choreograph. Sets will be by Ann Bartek (associate designer on NYCO's Séance on a Wet Afternoon) wth lighting design by Brian Tovar (Spidermusical), sound design by Michael Eisenberg (How to Succeed...) and costumes by Kurt Alger (Carnegie Hall's Jerry Springer the Opera). Rounding out the rest of the team is production stage manager Michael T. Clarkston (Jersey Boys), stage manager Tom Kosis (Mary Poppins) and casting by Michael Cassara, CSA, The production is being presented by Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter Productions, with general management by Stuart Shefter. Rachel Routh is associate producer.

Performances are scheduled for Oct. 3 at 8 PM, Oct. 4 at 9 PM, Oct. 10 at 5 PM and 9 PM, Oct. 12 at 5 PM and Oct. 15 at 5 PM and 9 PM.

The TBG Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street, 3rd floor, NYC 10018. For more information please visit www.lesenfantsmusical.com or www.nymf.org/lesenfantsdeparis.

For tickets and more information about the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival, visit www.nymf.org.

LES ENFANTS DE PARIS will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Now in its eighth year, NYMF is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.

NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2010 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group,TheaterMania.com, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and is supported by AP- Red.com, Back Stage, Barnes and Noble, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, BroadwayTV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, King Displays, NASDAQ OMX, New World Stages, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Queerty.com, Season of Savings, Tekserve, Terra Fossil, Thomson Reuters, TheMenEvent.com, Times Square Squared, and Yelp. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Ariel Phinney, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 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.

NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events are currently available for purchase at (212) 352- 3101 or www.nymf.org. Single tickets for Festival events will go on sale September 1.

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