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Rising Talents Take Center Stage At The New York Musical Theater Festival

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Polish your tap shoes and start chugging your “throat coat” now, The New York Musical Theater Festival is back! Running September 26 to October 16, the festival showcases new musical works from writers and composers who may not be household names yet, but are well on their way. It’s got an impressive track record for showcasing future Broadway/off-Broadway hits. Shows that started at the NYMTF and went on to Broadway/off-Broadway success include Altar Boyz, Next To Normal, [title of show], and Yank!.

This year’s lineup offers a little of everything, from rock opera to romance, mystery to improvisation. Here’s a look at some of the shows that piqued our queer interest:

Full performance and schedule details at NYMF website.

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