Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Toymaker--The Journey Begins October 5-

Click to hear a sample of the music from The ToyMaker which is described as "manipulated through the subtlest of sounds and slightest of tweaks, demonstrating a thorough understanding of emotion through music." -Encore Magazine

 We invite you to experience The ToyMaker, which follows the story of Sarah, a young woman who is struggling in her marriage after two failed pregnancies. Rumors of a childless toymaker of the past set her on a desperate search for the last toy made by this man. Thus begins a journey that spans the globe and time itself.

The ToyMaker was inspired by the true events of June 10, 1942, when the small mining and farming village of Lidice, Czechoslovakia was destroyed by German forces as a reprisal for the assassination of SS Leader Reinhard Heydrich. Sarah travels to this village weaving together this tragic slice of history and the humanity of those who perished, with a contemporary personal journey, creating a deeply moving portrait of love, family, and friendship.

Sarah's quest to find the 'childless toy' and solve the mysteries of a village destroyed by war lead her to a destiny of fulfillment she once thought impossible.

See this all-star Broadway cast, Rosena M. Hill (Bdwy: The Color Purple, Spamalot, Imaginary Friends, Oklahoma, Riverdance on Broadway, Marie Christine and Ragtime.) as Sarah Meeks, Rob Richardson (Bdwy: A Tale of Two Cities) as Petr Klimes, Jessica Burrows (Zhivago The Musical at the La Jolla Playhouse directed by Des McAnuff, originating the role of Lara and Baz Luhrmann's La Boheme at the Ahmenson) as Anna Klimes, Greg Stone (Helen Hayes nominated for the Signature Theatre reimagining of Les Miserables. Bdwy: The Pirate Queen, Urban Cowboy, Oklahoma! and Les Miserables) as Jason Meeks, Dale Soules (Bdwy: Broadway; Grey Gardens, The Magic Show, The Crucible, Dude, Hair.) as Johanna, Joan Barber (Bdwy: Man of La Mancha (with Richard Kiley and Raul Julia), Follies, The Sound of Music, Big, Beauty and the Beast, King David, and A Christmas Carol) as Uta, Sarah Jayne Blackmore (Off-Bdwy: Growing Up 70's starring Barry William) as The Girl, company members include Shawna M. Hamic (winner of 2008 NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation), Frederic Heringes (The Phantom of the Opera), Michael Scibilia (Nat'l tour: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Man of La Mancha), Abby C. Smith (Nat'l tour: James and the Giant Peach).

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Bryan Putnam Ink invite you to the World Premiere of Bryan Putnam's THE TOYMAKER, directed and choreographed by Lawrence Edelson. THE TOYMAKER, with orchestrations by Joshua S. Clayton and musical direction by Kenneth W. Gartman, will play a limited engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036.

 Tickets are $20

Tickets to individual festival events will go on sale to NYMF Members on August 1 and to the general public on September 1.  NYMF Memberships, which combine charitable contributions with valuable, flexible ticket packages and perks like early seating, are currently available for purchase at (212) 352-3101 or


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