Michael Bush Directs Matt Bogart & Jessica Burrows HIMSELF AND NORA at NYMF, Now thru 7/19


The New York Musical Theatre Festival & Tritone Productions present Himself and Nora, The Story of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle.

Today, July 9, at the New York Musical Theater Festival, director Michael Bush brings to life Jonathan Brielle's "Himself and Nora", a musical tale of one of the greatest romances of the 20th Century -Himself...the brilliant and hard drinking Irish novelist James Joyce, Nora...the passionate chambermaid Nora Barnacle who became his lover, his partner, and his muse for 29 years. In this bawdy and funny, uplifting, and melodic new musical, "Himself and Nora" sings the story of one of the great love affairs of the time. A love which resulted in their exile from their beloved Ireland, the condemnation of the Catholic church, and ultimately some of the greatest writing of the 20th century.

Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) portrays "Himself"- the irascible literary genius James Joyce and Jessica Burrows (Doctor Zhivago) the fiercely devoted chambermaid Nora. Rounding out the cast are J.B. Wing, David Arthur and Brian Sills.
Michael Bush Directs Matt Bogart & Jessica Burrows HIMSELF AND NORA at NYMF, Now thru 7/19
Director is Michael Bush; Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Brielle, Musical Director is James Sampliner; choreographer, Kelli Barclay; Associate Musical Director, Nathan Dame; Set Designer, Michael V. Moore; Lighting Designer, Cat Tate Starmer; Costume Designer, Sara Jean Tosetti; Sound Designer, Brad Berridge; Casting Director, Stephanie Klapper, Klapper Casting. Production Manager, Jameson Croasdale.

"Himself and Nora" plays at The Theater at St. Clements (423 W. 46th Street), Monday, Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:00 pm, Wednesday, Jul 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm, Saturday, Jul 14th, 2012 at 9:00 pm, Sunday, Jul 15th, 2012 at 3:00 pm, Monday, Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:00 pm and Thursday, Jul 19th, 2012 at 1:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting www.nymf.org. For more information: www.nymf.org.

Michael Bush Directs Matt Bogart & Jessica Burrows HIMSELF AND NORA at NYMF, Now thru 7/19The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Now in its ninth year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (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.

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