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New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Announces Awards For Excellence; LEAVING EDEN Wins B Photo New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Announces Awards For Excellence; LEAVING EDEN Wins Big
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the winners of the 2019 NYMF Awards for Excellence, which were awarded on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Sony Hall

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Returns to Make Up Blacked Out Performance Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Returns to Make Up Blacked Out Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

It must be a conspiracy! After their July 13th performance of ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE was cancelled due to a suspicious alien-induced blackout, the New York Musical Festival is bringing the sci-fi rock & roll comedy back - with a grand finale concert on Saturday, August 3rd at 5pm at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at Signature Pershing Square Theatre, 480 West 42ndStreet.

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Announced As Part Of NYMF Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Announced As Part Of NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019

A new trailer has been released for the most ambitious projection and animation driven musical at NYMF - the new Sci-FiRock n' Roll Comedy ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE. ILFOS is a feel good and funny new musical that will run at New York Musical Festival, July 8 - 13th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. 

Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Bette Midler and More Perform for World Pride! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/1: Bette Midler and More Perform for World Pride!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 1, 2019

Today's top stories: Bette Midler and more perform for World Pride!

BWW TV: Watch ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Get Ready for NYMF! Photo BWW TV: Watch ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Get Ready for NYMF!
by TV - Press Previews - Jun 30, 2019

Earlier this week, the cast and creative team of the new musical ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE gave a special sneak peek of the upcoming show. ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE features music and lyrics by Yuri Worontschak and book and lyrics by Paul Western-Pittard. When beauty-pageant contestant, Tina Lyons is cheated out of her rightful place in the finale of a Ms Beautiful World competition, she admits herself into the Savra Wellness Centre for Spiritual and Mental Wellbeing to rebalance her life. Little does she know she's accidentally checked-in to a top-secret operation run by Illuminati- lizard Overlords on a mission to colonize the planet. As it tracks the rise, fall, then rise again of Tina we're left wondering how we would react if we had the chance to get everything we ever wanted.

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE at the New York Musical Festival Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE at the New York Musical Festival
by Sarah Hookey - Jun 18, 2019

Casting has been announced for the new Sci-FiRock n' Roll Comedy ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE which will be running at New York Musical Festival, July 8 - 13th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre.

ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Comes to NYMF Photo ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE Comes to NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019

Sci-Fi fans and conspiracy theorists are getting their very own musical comedy this Summer, as ILLUMINATI LIZARDS FROM OUTER SPACE descends upon Manhattan - as part of the New York Musical Festival, July 8 - 13th at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre. The production features Music & Lyrics by Yuri Worontschak and Book & Lyrics by Paul Western-Pittard. Joey Murray directs. Casting is soon to be announced.

New York Musical Festival Announces First Ever NYMF Artist Fellowship Photo New York Musical Festival Announces First Ever NYMF Artist Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced the first ever NYMF Artist Fellowship, a two-year program that will be awarded annually to an exceptional artist of note who is changing the landscape of musical theater. The fellowship involves the presentation of a reading or concert in the first year of the fellowship and a full production in the second year.

Joe Iconis Named 2019 New York Musical Festival Honorary Chair Photo Joe Iconis Named 2019 New York Musical Festival Honorary Chair
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) has announced that in recognition of his 2019 Tony Award nomination and his history as a NYMF Alum, Joe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter) will be the 2019 NYMF Honorary Chair.

New York Musical Festival Announces Further Selections For 2019 Festival Photo New York Musical Festival Announces Further Selections For 2019 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce further selections for 2019 NYMF, which will take place from July 8 - August 4, 2019 at venues in midtown Manhattan in New York City. Scott Pyne serves as Executive Director and West Hyler serves as Producing Artistic Director. 

New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup For 2019 Festival Photo New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup For 2019 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is proud to announce the initial lineup for 2019. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project selections, as well as the Invited Production selections. Now in its sixteenth year, the 2019 Festival will take place July through August at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Scott Pyne serves as Executive Director and West Hyler serves as Producing Artistic Director.

Bondi Theatre Company Presents the Sydney Premiere of MARGARET FULTON: QUEEN OF THE D Photo Bondi Theatre Company Presents the Sydney Premiere of MARGARET FULTON: QUEEN OF THE DESSERT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2018

Australian icon Margaret Fulton will be honoured in her hometown of Sydney with the staging of the musical comedy Margaret Fulton: Queen of the Dessert at the Bondi Pavilion Theatre from October 12 - 27.

Photo Coverage: NYMF Celebrates 15th Annual Opening Night! Photo Photo Coverage: NYMF Celebrates 15th Annual Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 10, 2018

The New York Musical Festival, which nurtures the creation, production, and public presentation of stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals to ensure the future vitality of musical theatre, celebrated its opening night last night, July 9. 

New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Announces Final Production, Readings And Concerts Fo Photo New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Announces Final Production, Readings And Concerts For 2018 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today further selections for 2018 NYMF. The final invited production as well as a series of developmental readings and concerts will join the initially announced Next Link Projects. Now in its fifteenth year, the 2018 Festival will take place July 9th through August 5th at locations on West 42nd St. in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director and Rachel Sussman serves as Producing Artistic Director.