Musical Theatre Factory and The Chelsea Symphony invite you to Get Yourself Some NEW ORCHESTRATIONS! MTF’s inaugural gala concert will launch the “New Orchestrations” series, an exciting new series which pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to commission stunning new orchestrations of their shows. Excerpts from four new musicals (and one reimagined favorite!) […]
Question: What is it like to develop a new musical at MTF? Celine Rosenthal: MTF does a great job of providing this little cocoon where you can really throw stuff against the wall and see if it sticks. I think it’s invaluable to have that phase in the life of a show. It lets you […]
This month, Musical Theatre Factory will be presenting three performances of a developmental residency of The Sasquatch Project, a new musical by Nichole Jackson, Brandon Michael Lowden and Scotty Arnold. As described by stage manager Lisa Graye, The Sasquatch Project is “an eco-friendly, child-friendly, Pop-Rock Musical, that will be a blast to see on its feet and in garden […]
Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding artistic director Shakina Nayfack and managing director Danny Abosch, has announced its 2015 summer season supporting the development of 16 new shows. The season will kick off with a developmental workshop of The Sasquatch Project (book by Nichole Jackson, lyrics by Brandon Michael Lowden, music by Scotty Arnold) June 4, 14, […]
On Sunday June 7th, theater lovers all over the world will be tuning in to watch the Tony Awards. It’s a time to route for everyone’s favorite performers/writers/directors /designers/producers, etc and to celebrate the Broadway community at large. Musical Theatre Factory will be hosting one of the hottest viewing parties in the city starting at 6:30pm […]
Elizabeth Nestlerode plays the title role of Dana in the new musical THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL. Written by Lauren Marcus & Leah Okimoto and based on Josh Schneider’s popular children’s book of the same title, THE MEANEST BIRTHDAY GIRL is premiering at The New York Children’s Theater Festival, as a co-production with Musical Theatre Factory, on […]
The Musical Theatre Factory was recently featured on Inside Philanthropy for receiving a $10,000 gift from the Elphaba Fund. Read more about it here!
The Musical Theatre Factory was featured in the February 5, 2015 edition of the New York Times! The piece spotlights our run of Boys Who Tricked Me, and our assembly line development process. Read it here!
Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the leadership of founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack and Managing Director Danny Abosch, announces its 2015 Winter/Spring season supporting the development of 25 new shows! The 4-month season features Musial Theatre Factory’s first showcase production, BOYS WHO TRICKED ME, a song-cycle, party-game, sleepover-style musical written by Ben Bonnema and workshopped […]
William Squier caught up with MTF Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack in the latest issue of Musical Writerzine, a newsletter for writers of new musicals. Read the interview here!