SOON OF A MORNIN

Genre: Musical
music and lyrics by Andrea Frierson-Toney, direction/choreography by Gerry McIntyre

Produced by Robert A. Carreon and inspired by the Gee's Bend quilters and Library of Congress 1941 Field recordings of their Alabama community, the musical follows an African-American family of tenant farmers beginning in 1934 as they struggle to re-build their lives. Originally commissioned by Musical Theatre Works in 2004, the musical won the 2004 Library of Congress Parsons Fund Award in Ethnographic Research. An excerpt from SOON OF A MORNIN' was performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the ‘Page to the Stage Theatre Festival.'
About the Company: New York Musical Theater Festival

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, has premiered more than 175 new musicals since 2004. The largest musical theatre event in America, NYMF has been hailed as "the Sundance of Musical Theatre," and is widely regarded as the key source for new material and talent discovery. NYMF is the flagship program of National Music Theater Network, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization. NYMF 2009 is presented in association with BroadwayWorld.com, Production Resource Group and TheaterMania.com, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, BroadwayBox.com, BroadwayInsider.com, Broadway.TV, Clear Channel Spectacolor, DFD-TV, Frank & Camille's Fine Pianos, King Displays, Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, New World Stages, NASDAQ OMX, Next Magazine, PMD Promotions, Queerty.com, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve, TheMenEvent.com, The Tank, and Times Square Squared. Major supporters include The ASCAP Foundation, BMI Foundation, Inc., The Broadway League, The BWF Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation with the support and encouragement of Jamie Mayer, The Charlie & Jane Fink Charitable Fund, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Theater League. NYMF is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. NYMF's programs are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, and tickets to individual events are available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or www.nymf.org.

Open:   09/13/05
Close:   09/24/05

Schedule:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 at 8 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 at 1 PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 8 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 at 4:30 PM
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 at 1 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 at 4:30 PM
Theater:   Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
Address:   410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: New York Musical Theater Festival         Official Web Site: www.nymf.org