Genre: Musical
by A.R. Gurney and Ed Dixon, directed by James Brennan

"RICHARD CORY" is based on the famous poem by E.A. Robinson. It tells the story of a man who has "everything" and yet simply cannot fit in. Each scene is performed in a different musical style. However, in every interaction, Richard fails to find his own voice. In a startlingly original construction the devastating story unfolds with wit and humor that ultimately delivers the audience and Richard to his inevitable conclusion. "RICHARD CORY" was originally commissioned by PLAYWRIGHTS HORIZONS with a grant from Harold and Mimi Steinberg. It was also developed in the Eugene O'Neill Conference's 20th Anniversary Season. Its premiere at the Dallas Lyric Stage received a Leon Rabin Award Nomination for Best New Work.

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, Production Resource Group and, and is supported by Back Stage, Barnes & Noble Booksellers,,, 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,, Reuters, Sweet Caroline's, Tekserve,, 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

Open:   09/14/05
Close:   09/24/05

Wednesday, September 14th and Saturday, September 17th at 8:00,
Sunday, September 18th at 4:30 pm
Monday 19th at 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Wednesday, September 21st and Saturday, September at 1:00 pm.
Theater:   Lion Theatre @ Theatre Row
Address:   410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
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