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Podcast Vol. 215 – NYMF 2008 Part 1

We begin our NYMF 2008 coverage this episode with 7 shows from the festival. We will also be going 3 more weeks in a row with more exclusive NYMF musical coverage! In this episode we talk with various people involved with the shows, "Freshly Tossed", "The Jerusalem Syndrome", "About Face", "You Can Take the Girl Outta Brooklyn", "Ubu: a Patamusical", "Wood" and "Heaven in Your Pocket". You'll also hear music and songs from all the shows! So grab a cold one, and prepare for 7 musicals in under two hours!

NYMF 2008 Special Part 1.

We’re covering NYMF musicals exclusively for 4 weeks in a row (YES! Extra episodes!) for their fall 2008 festival.

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The Jerusalem Syndrome

Book and Lyrics by Laurence Holzman & Felicia Needleman
Music by Kyle Rosen

This tuneful Kleban Award-winning musical brings to life the real psychological phenomenon that makes ordinary tourists in Jerusalem come to believe they are figures from the Bible. When a host of characters including Noah, Jesus, God, and not one, but two, Virgin Marys are led by Moses in an Exodus from the hospital psych ward, the result is a journey that is both hilarious and heartwarming.Schedule: Sep 23rd, 8:00 pm, Sep 24th, 1:00 pm, Sep 26th, 9:00 pm, Sep 27th, 1:00 pm, Oct 2nd, 9:00 pm, Oct 4th, 1:00 pm at 37 Arts – Theatre C

Broadway Bullet talks with the Lyricst/Librettist team of Laurence Holzman and Felicia Needleman, and we listen to two songs from the show, “You Can Lead” and “Doing It”.

Official Show Website 


About Face

Book and Lyrics by David Arthur
Music by Jeffrey Lodin

Suggested by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and set in 1955 amid the sexually charged hijinks of Whittney College, this rollicking, romantic comedy finds Coach Benedick and English Literature Professor Beatrice Stanton waging their “merry war of wits.” Love, laughter and a little mischief are on a spree in this high-flying, heartwarming musical that puts the comedy back in musical comedy!Schedule: Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 20th, 5:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 24th, 9:00 pm at 37 Arts – Theatre C

Broadway Bullet talks with Writer/Lyricist David Arthur and we hear two songs from the show, “A Good Book” and “Look Again”


Freshly Tossed

mixing up the next evolution of musical theatre comedy

Curators/Hosts: Wendy Seyb and Mark Lonergan

Showcasing the next evolution in storytelling through music, comedy and movement.

What happens when you take physical comedy…dance… musical theatre…and mix them all together?  Find out as curators Wendy Seyb (Walmartopia, School Daze, But I’m a Cheerleader) and Mark Lonergan bring together some of New York’s most exciting artists in search of the next evolution of musical theatre comedy.

Broadway Bullet talks with the Co-Executive Directors and Curators, Mark Lonergan and Wendy Seyb in this episode.



Heaven in Your Pocket

Music & Lyrics by Mark Houston
Book by Mark Houston, Francis J. Cullinan and Dianne Sposito

En route to musical stardom in Nashville, The Heavenly Belles – a female family singing trio from Heaven, Oklahoma – take an unexpected detour to Kansas City where an unusual inheritance wreaks havoc with their plans. A handsome cowboy, a kindly Miss-Fixit and a “can-do” decorator all chime in with the Belles as they face the music (and each other) in this lighthearted, tuneful romp!Schedule: Sep 16th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 8:00 pm, Sep 21st, 1:00 pm, Sep 23rd, 4:30 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm at 45th Street Theater

Broadway Bullet talks with Co-Librettist, Diane Sposito and Director, Alan Souza and we hear two songs from the show, “Make ’em Want What You Got” and “Trouble Tonight”.




A ‘Patamusical

Book by Brantley Aufill, Tony Mayes, and Monty Holamon
Music & Lyrics by Monty Holamon
Adapted from Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Plays

Ubu: A ‘Patamusical adapts all three of Alfred Jarry’s infamously absurd Ubu Plays (Ubu King, Ubu Cuckolded, and Ubu Bound) into one new absurdist musical. Watch Pa Ubu kill the king, raid the treasury, go to war …and buy Ma Ubu a good, stout umbrella. Merde!

Broadway Bullet talks with Co-Writer/Directors Tony Mayes and Brantly Aufill and we hear the song, “The Master Awaits” from the show.

Official Show Website 




Book and lyrics by Dan Collins
Music by Julianne Wick Davis

When a young man sneaks away to the seedy wood on the outskirts of his Normal town, his community is forced to face the secrets, desires and dreams long relegated to the shadowy confines at the fringe of their society. The result is a night complete with spandex clad color guard enthusiasts, shirtless Christians, quarreling divas, undercover mothers and a trio of Fairies who sing, dance and put En Vogue to shame from the stalls of a public men’s room. www.woodthemusical.comSchedule: Sep 15th, 8:00 pm, Sep 17th, 8:00 pm, Sep 19th, 8:00 pm, Sep 20th, 1:00 pm, Sep 25th, 1:00 pm, Sep 28th, 1:00 pm at TBG Theater

Broadway Bullet talks with Director, Thomas Caruso and Composer, Julianne Wick-Davis, and we hear two songs from the show, “Come In” and “I’m Out”.

Official Show Website 




You Can Take the Girl Outta Brooklyn

(But You Can’t Take Brooklyn Outta The Girl)

autobiographical musical revue of singer songwriter SUSAN COLLINS

The humorous and touching true story of how, blessed with a remarkable streetwise voice, Susan Collins sang her way out of the Glenwood Projects to work with a galaxy of stars including Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, KISS, ELO, John Lennon, SNL and more, all in their heyday.

Broadway Bullet talks with star, Susan Collins and Writer/Producer Andy Caploe and we hear the title song from the show.





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