Gotham’s tuner fest ready for ‘Big Time’

Invited productions include 'Nerds,' 'Pilgrim,' 'Rooms'

The New York Musical Theater Festival, running Sept. 12-Oct. 2, has announced its slate, featuring 12 invited productions, three scripted comedies, four improv groups and a host of other musical-themed events.

Invited productions include “The Big Time,” about a peacekeeping ship taken over by terrorists and rescued by an Atlantic City lounge act; “Nerds://A Musical Software Satire,” the story of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs; “Wicked” composer Stephen Schwartz’s “Reluctant Pilgrim”; and “Rooms,” a rock ‘n’ roll two-hander about a Jewish girl and Catholic boy who meet cute.

Scripted comedies on tap are “Gutenberg! The Musical!,” about the printer of the Bible, “Dances With Pitchforks” and “Listen, Kid.” Improv groups performing instantaneous musicals include Baby Wants Candy and I Eat Pandas.

Fest also will host four staged readings, including “Seagull: The Musical,” based on Chekhov’s play, and “Sheba,” about the meeting between the queen and King Solomon.

Makor and Museum of Television & Radio will partner with fest to screen movie and TV musicals throughout.

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