The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), in association with Extra-Ordinary Productions, present the new musical POPart: The Musical with Book & Lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio, and Music by Aaron McAllister, directed by Chad Larabee with music direction by Andrew Smithson and choreography by DJ Gray.
POPart: The Musical boasts a cast of fifteen that includes Adinah Alexander as Mother, Cyrilla Baer as Doctor Bore, Zachary Clause as Toni-O, Jillian Louis as Kitty, Marla Mindelle as Miss St. Helen, Josh Powell as Mr. Manne, Neva Rae Powers as Ms. Hamme, Jason Michael Snow as Edward and Timothy Warmen as Father. The ensemble includes Justin Bowen, Rachel Cantor, Amanda Conlon, Holly Hylton, Jose Luaces and JamaAl Wilson.
The limited, 6-performance engagement begins Thursday, September 30, 2010 and will continue through Monday, October 11, 2010 at the American Theatre of Actors (Chernuchin) (314 West 54th Street, 2nd Floor).
POPart: The Musical follows 18-year old, klutzy outcast, Kitty Katz, as she leaves her suburban gated community for the Ghetto Art School and finds art's underbelly to be both seamy and spectacular. With her new friends - an ultra-cool street artist and a kind-hearted boy-genius - Kitty forges through the school's cutthroat and preposterous melée, yearning to be a true artist. Will she find fame? The ghost of Willem De Kooning? Or something real?
The creative team includes Ken Goldstein (Sets), David Zyla (Costumes), Cory Pattak (Lights) and Daniel Heffernan (Video). The General Manager is Gretchen Margaroli and Production Stage Manager is Kat West.
POPart: The Musical will play the following performance schedule: Thursday September 30th at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 2nd at 5:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 6th at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 10th at 4:30 p.m. and Monday, October 11th at 9:00 p.m.
Now in its seventh year, the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) is the largest annual musical theatre event in America and is widely regarded as the essential source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators to ensure the continued vitality of one of America's greatest art forms. Hailed as the "Sundance of Musical Theatre," NYMF discovers, nurtures, and promotes promising musical theatre artists and producers at all stages of development, and inspires a diverse audience through vibrant, accessible, powerful new work.
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