The New York Musical Theatre Festival Hub is now open!
After a frenzied few weeks of designing and building and lighting, KLAD is excited to announce the grand opening of the NYMF hub. This is our pop-up installation on 42nd. Street. We had a great time working with the terrific people of NYMF, and the incredibly organized and energetic people of Tinc Productions to bring you this fun place to do kinds of things related to the Festival. The hub is open everyday from 12pm to 8pm, and there are events scheduled continuously from today through July 29, the closing day of the festival.
We’ve been posting renderings, plans and photos of the progress, and I’ll have photos of the finished space up soon.
Now, let’s get on with the show!
Thanks to a generous grant from New York City’s Theatre Subdisctrict Council, LDC, we’ve been able to take an even greater leap forward in making NYMF more accessible this year by creating our first ever NYMF HUB which will be open startingJUNE 18 through JULY 29!
MONDAY – JUNE 18
The first-ever NYMF Hub is open for business. Come by at any point during the day for perfomances, munchies (provided by Dunkin’ Donuts), and the opportunity to buy your NYMF tickets in person. The NYMF Hub is sure to be your Festival home-away-from-home.
Check out the calendar below for more events.
Coffee Break Talkback Series
Stop by the NYMF Hub weekeday afternoons to hear the casts and creative teams of this year’s NYMF shows share their inspirations, anecdotes, and tribulations. Meet the artists and get a behind-the-scenes look at writing, developing, and producing a new musical!
Pride On Broadway: New York’s Finest Drag Queens
Come see New York’s fiercest and fab-est drag queens as they put their own unique spin on showtunes.
NYMF’S Next Broadway Sensation Reunion Concert
We’re bringing back some of our favorite and most illustrious NYMF’s Next Broadway Sensation contestants and winners for a one-night-only reunion special. It’s just like that TV show…only here “Broadway sound” isn’t a bad thing, it’s the goal.
What’s Next? New Work from NYMF Alumni
What do you do after you have a hit show at NYMF? Write another. An evening of songs from the newest projects from your favorite NYMF Alumni.
In My Other Life…
You may know them as actors – but secretly, they write. And did you ever know that composer could belt? Check out this concert of artists doing what they do – when they’re not doing what they do
Tales from Backstage: Stories from Our Lives in Theatre
Everyone who has spent any time in the theatre has that great story that they tell over and over again – an epic costume malfunction or the worst audition ever. We’re gathering the best stories we can find, to be told by those who experienced them.
State of the Union
As we head into another election season, what o today’s emerging musical theater writers have to say about the state of our union? We’ve commissioned an evening of never-before-heard songs on the topic to find out.
After a show (or a double- or triple-show day!) come spend some time at the NYMF Hub. Have a drink and chat with friends while listening to some music provided by a variety of musical theatre-inspired bands. No pressure, just a space to wind down and relax.
Networking @ NYMF
Tuesdays are for networking at NYMF! Each week, we’re hosting a different event offering writers, directors, producers, and other collaborators a chance to meet and talk about what they do best. Have a drink, schmooze, network, and finally figure out who that person is who you keep seeing around the Festival!
CLICK HERE for a Full Program Guide