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 PERFORMANCEIt’s “Cinderella” meets “Beethoven” in this kid-friendly musical about a doggie named Rue who asks her Fairy Dogmother for a happily ever
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