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“Madame Infamy” at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 27, 2014)

July 27, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

“Madame Infamy,” a new musical being presented at the Alice Griffin Theatre as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, is an undertaking of epic proportion. The attempt to capture the lives of two important historical women namely Marie Antoinette and Sally Hemings in parallel, with Madame Tussaud as their liaison and storyteller, complete with singing narrative, is certainly…

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“Mr. Confidential” at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 27, 2014)

July 27, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

“Mr. Confidential” is the new musical currently running as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. With an outstanding book, lyrics that complement and successfully expand the scope of the book, and music pleasing to the ear and heart, this is a big brassy musical with a Broadway beat begging for attention. With a cast headed up by Kevin…

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“Fable” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Ford Foundation Studio Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 27, 2014)

July 27, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

All John (Dan Rosales) wants is to celebrate his 2014 high school graduation with close friends Chelsea (Gerianne Perez) and her brother Tucker (Alex Walton) and bound-for-Princeton Emmy (Marisa O’Donnell). Reading his post-graduation speech is all that is really on John’s agenda. Somehow college lacrosse star Richie (Michael Luwoye) is invited and interloper Amelia (Madison Micucci) breaks in through window…

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“Oprahfication” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Ford Foundation Studio Theatre (Closed on Thursday July 24, 2014)

July 22, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

Oprahfication (ˌəʊprəfɪˈkeɪʃən) noun (informal) – the perceived increase in people’s desire to discuss their emotions or personal problems, attributed to the influence of confessional television programmes. Word origin: from Oprah (Winfrey) (born 1954), US actress and pioneer of this genre. – From “Collins English Dictionary” What happens when a powerful actor with an equally powerful voice portrays one of America’s…

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“The Snow Queen” at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 20, 2014)

July 19, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

“The Snow Queen,” the new musical being presented as part of NYMF at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, is a new twist on the age old fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Coming on the heels of a recent reinvented animated movie based on the same story, this reincarnation takes a completely different path. Although the musical has a…

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“Rescue Rue” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Ford Foundation Studio Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 20, 2014)

July 13, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

Based on the true story of Rue, the Chiweenie who was rescued from a high-kill animal shelter in the South and found her way to the more humane Badness Brooklyn Animal Shelter, “Rescue Rue” is a charming new musical with enduring themes of universal love and the importance of a supportive home and family. The story itself is narrated by…

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“Cloned!” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Closed on Saturday July 19, 2014)

July 13, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

The new musical “Cloned” at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, presented as part of NYMF, will hopefully find a future in the effervescent New York theatre scene where it belongs. It has pop theatre music, comedy, parody, farce, a puppet and a sincere silly story combined with a cast of imaginative characters. It has a wonderful enthusiastic ensemble that…

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“The Mapmaker’s Opera” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The PTC Performance Space (Closed on Wednesday July 16, 2014)

July 12, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

“The Mapmakers Opera,” currently presented at The PTC Performance Space as part of the ongoing NYMF, is a solid effort to adapt the profound and beautiful novel of the same title by Bea Gonzalez for the stage. The results are commendable but as with any new musical project pitfalls are numerous and the need exists to focus a bit more…

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“Academia Nuts” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre (Closed on Sunday July 13, 2014)

July 12, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

With the sweetness of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the caustic humor of “South Park,” and the vitriol of “Hairspray,” the new musical “Academia Nuts” chronicles the quiz kid competition between the McCutter Clan of Weiner, Arkansas and the Walla Walla Walruses from the Pacific Northwest. The musical celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the importance…

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“Searching for Romeo” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival at The PTC Performance Space (Closed on Sunday July 13, 2014)

July 12, 2014 | NY Musical Theatre > | Tags:

“Searching for Romeo,” currently being presented as part of NYMF at the PTC Performance Space, is a pleasant parody. This new musical is entertaining and clever, however not without fault, offering nothing innovative as far as concept, theme or musical development. It would be unfair to critique the cast and their devoted effort, since the production was afflicted with an…

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