FREEDOM RIDERS to Play NYMF

FREEDOM RIDERS to Play NYMF

New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents FREEDOM RIDERS: a new musical. Performances will take place from JULY 27th through AUG. 2ND at JUNE HAVOC THEATRE.

FREEDOM RIDERS tells the story of Civil Rights activists as they risk their lives riding interstate buses in the extremely segregated South. Their end goal: to bring attention to the injustice of segregation in an action that would show the world an image of 'burning bus America' whose existence most Americans wanted to ignore.

J. Scott Lapp currently serves as the artistic director of The Barn Stage Company in California. He recently worked on The Old Globe's production of "Rain' and directed the international production of the off-broadway hit 'Murder for Two.' Richard Allen works in Hollywood as a feature film and television writer/director and producer. Taran Gray is a songwriter and music producer who has worked with artists across multiple labels (EPIC, Motown, Crissy Field Records and Universal). Just this year, Richard Allen and Taran Gray created a new musical show for Disney XD called 'Second Star' starring Clayton Snyder from Disney's 'Lizzie McGuire.'

To book tickets visit nymf.org and freedomridersmusical.com for more information.

The New York Musical Festival nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theater. Now in its thirteenth year, the Festival is the premier musical theater 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 theater 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 24 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 The City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, Fuzzrocket, PRG, TheaterMania, and Clear Channel Spectacolor, 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 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 6. Individual tickets go on sale June 20.The 2016 New York Musical Festival will take place July 11 - August 7. For more information, please visit: www.nymf.org

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