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Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell

Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley, rang the NASDAQ opening bell today with the cast and creatives behind five of this year's productions -- Acappella, What Do Critics Know?, Songs for the Fallen, Pope! An Epic Musical, and Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera. Scroll down for photos!

The lineup for NYMF 2015 includes over twenty new musicals: 210 Amlent Avenue, Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera, Foolerie, HeadVoice, Held Momentarily, Manuel versus The Statue of Liberty, Moses Man, Napoleon, Passing By, Pope! An Epic Musical, Real Men, a musical for guys and the women who put up with them; Single Wide, Songs for the Fallen, Spot on the Wall, Summer Valley Fair, The Calico Buffalo, The Cobalteans, Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera, Wearing Black, and What Do Critics Know? In addition, NYMF 2015 will feature staged readings and the debut of brand-new concerts from July 7, 2015 to July 27, 2015.

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 premier musical theatre 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 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."

The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival will take place July 7-27. For more information, visit www.nymf.org.

Photo Credit: Christopher Galluzzo / Nasdaq OMX

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Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley, rang the NASDAQ opening bell with the teams behind five of this year''s productions.

Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley

Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley

Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley, rang the NASDAQ opening bell with the teams behind five of this year''s productions.

Photo Flash: NYMF Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell
Executive Director and Producer of NYMF, Dan Markley, rang the NASDAQ opening bell with the teams behind five of this year''s productions.

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