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Winners for the 2014 Nymf Announced

29 July 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

The winners for the 11th annual New York Musical Theatre Festival have been announced. “The Gig”—about a used car salesman, a dentist, a real estate agent, a financial advisor, a deli owner, and a teacher who drop their careers and families to pursue playing jazz in the Catskills—came out on top with four wins out of the 11 major categories. The production won for best writing for music and lyrics, best orchestration, and best musical direction, and landed an outstanding performance nod for Larry CahnJennifer Simard and Alyse Alan Louis from “Academia Nuts,” and J. Robert Spencer and Brian Charles Rooney from “Bayonets of Angst” also received performance nods; in addition, “Bayonets” also took the best book award. Other actor mentions included Rachel Dunham (“Oprahfication”), Kenita Miller (“Propaganda! The Musical”), Alexis Fishman (“Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star)”), Erin Leigh Peck (“Mr. Confidential”), and Lynne Wintersteller (“Mother Jones »

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7 Musicals We Can’t Wait to See at Nymf

2 July 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Midtown erupts in song and dance July 7–27 when the New York Musical Theatre Festival returns! Each year Nymf celebrates the genre with productions, concerts, readings, and special events—and has launched shows including “Chaplin” and Pulitzer Prize–winning “Next to Normal.” For this year’s full schedule, visit nymf.org—but here are seven shows we can’t wait to see! “Der Gelbe Stern” (“The Yellow Star”)Set in 1930s Berlin within the crumbling Weimar Cabaret scene, this provocative musical follows Erika Stern (Alexis Fishman, Nymf’s 2012 Next Broadway Sensation Winner) as she handles the Nazi takeover of Germany with one last performance. “Zombie Strippers”You know how those zombie strippers are: “They only want you for your brains.” For an (un)deadly good time, check out this musical that takes place in a graveyard and combines a pop-dance score, sexy lady zombies, murder—and friendship! “Rescue Rue,” An Autism-friendly »

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