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New York Musical Theater Festival

Icon, Newton's Cradle and More of NYMF 2016

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.10.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

This companion piece to my piece on how New York Musical Festival (NYMF) shows are selected will deal more specifically with the shows I saw during th...

Breaking Down What it Takes to Get to the NYMF Stage

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.09.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Sometime last week, when I was almost done with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF), I wrote a friend: "I'm a fan of everything that brings the world...

Developing a Show: Actors v. Producers

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

If you're friends with actors, you have probably heard complaints about these two things: 1) off-Broadway often not paying a living wage; 2) payment f...

NYMF: Presenting Tomorrow's Musicals, Today

Cara Joy David | Posted 10.02.2014 | New York
Cara Joy David

I've always been happy that musicals can have a chance to be heard by paying audiences at various festivals. Therefore I was thrilled in 2004 when the first New York Musical Theater Festival (NYMF) got off the ground.

NYMF 2012 Roundup #3: Homelessness and Re-Animator the Musical!

Michael Giltz | Posted 09.19.2012 | New York
Michael Giltz

Here is a ready for Off Broadway crowd-pleaser complete with a "splash zone" where audience members can happily don ponchos so the copious amounts of blood and other fluids that are sprayed from the stage can be enjoyed to maximum effect.

Theater: New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) #1 Kissless, Crazy, Cartoonish!

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.04.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (or NYMF) is one of my favorite events of the year. You get a chance to see dozens of musicals (50 in all this y...

Theater: New York Musical Festival (NYMF) Roundup

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The New York Musical Theatre Festival is a chance to gorge on new works, spot some talent and maybe see an early version of a show that will turn into a hit Off Broadway or even on Broadway.