Tickets On Sale Now For The World Premiere Of BAD ASS BEAUTY: THE ROCK OPERA at The 2018 New York Musical Festival
New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and Stefanie Seskin present Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera. Performances will take place from July 11th through 15th at The Acorn Theare, located at 410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY. Official Opening is set for Wednesday, July 11th at 8:00 pm.
Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera is a female-led comedic hard rock opera portraying the personal story of a strong, independent woman who struggles with and reflects upon the balance between the artistic fire that burns with important contemporary issues like childhood trauma, failed relationships, co-dependency, mental illness, substance abuse, female exploitation (#metoo), personal and professional compromise, and ultimately how the power of music can make the parts whole and heal one's soul. The musical contains adult themes and mature content and language.
Bad Ass Beauty stars powerhouse vocalist LaQuinta Prince as the "Alpha Female," complete with her alter egos," Bad Ass," played by Stefanie Seskin, and "Beauty," played by Tzena Nicole. They are backed up by the "Caliope Singers," Pam West and Laura MacLean. Members of the band include Broadway and Off-Broadway veterans Jeff Ganz as "Wiksic" on bass guitar, Jon Berger as "Pulse" on drums, and guitarist Peter Douskalis as "Kake." This story (with some embellishment) is influenced by LaQuinta's life story and the life of other women in the music business, including the experiences of producer and book writer Stefanie Seskin.
Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera is written by Stefanie Seskin, a veteran of the independent music world. LaQuinta Prince wrote the lyrics, with additional lyrics provided by Seskin. LaQuinta Prince and Anthony Gemignani wrote the music. The musical is directed by Bekka Lindström.
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 fifteenth 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 theater, 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. 2018 NYMF is sponsored by The City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, PRG, TheaterMania, Clear Channel Outdoor, Tinc Productions and Fox Stage Productions and 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.
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The 2018 New York Musical Festival will take place July 9th - August 5th. For more information or to purchase individual tickets, please visit: www.nymf.org
Bad Ass Beauty: The Rock Opera plays at [the Acorn Theatre as follows: Wednesday, July 11th 8pm; Thursday, July 12th 5pm; Friday, July 13th 1pm; Sunday, July 15th 5pm & 9pm. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased online at NYMF.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. Discounts are offered to students and group bookings. For more information, please visit NYMF.org or go to www.badassbeautymusical.com for full cast and crew bios, sound clips, videos, pictures, and news updates.