STAGE TUBE: Road to NYMF- CYCLOPS!
The Road to NYMF is a video blog series following the exciting journey of shows as they get their musicals up on their feet and onto the stage at NYMF. From preproduction to rehearsals, backstage dramas and onstage discoveries, see what it takes to put on a musical!
CYCLOPS- Book by Chas LiBretto and Louis Butelli, Score by Jayson Landon Marcus with Benjamin Sherman, Conceived by Psittacus Productions, Directed by Louis Butelli, Inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley's translation of Euripides' Cyclops at 47th Street TheatreThe Satyrs: an epic rock band comprised of shirtless goat men, desperate only for a drink and a shag. The Cyclops: a one-eyed, flesh-hungry monster - with a dash of Freddie Mercury. Odysseus: a weary soldier, with ukulele, just trying to get home. Put them all in a cave and you get Cyclops, hailed as a "thrilling freak show" (LA Times), and "genius" (NPR). A "proud cousin" to Hedwig, it is guaranteed to melt your face off. Now in its eighth 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. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2011 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group, and TheaterMania.com, and is supported by American Eagle Outfitters, Back Stage, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Clear Channel Spectacolor, Disney Store Times Square, Fox 5/ WNYW-TV, King Displays, NASDAQ OMX, New World Stages, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Queerty.com, Season of Savings, Terra Fossil Wines, Thomson Reuters, TheMenEvent.com, Times Square Squared, and Yelp. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The BWF Foundation, Con Edison, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Ariel Phinney, Cameron Mackintosh Foundation, The New Musical Development Foundation, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, 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, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
For more information about NYMF go to www.nymf.org