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You’re the Top! Check Out the Winners of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Awards
Shows that earned the most awards were Claudio Quest with six, Single Wide with four, and The Cobalteans Acapella tied with three…
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BWW Interview: John Tartaglia Dishes on His Super, New Role as Director of NYMF’s CLAUDIO QUEST!
Tony Award winner John Targalia may be known for his work acting in the Broadway musicals AVENUE Q and SHREK: THE MUSICAL, but this summer he can be seen behind the curtain directing the NYMF musical CLAUDIO QUEST…
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A Video Game Inspired Musical? Damn Right! Enter the World of John Tartaglia’s Claudio Quest
You know how people always say if you grew up on PBS’ Sesame Street, you have to see Avenue Q; well now they’ll say if you loved playing the Nintendo Mario games as a kid, you have to make a date with the new adult musical Claudio Quest…
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Meet the Stars of NYMF: CJ Eldred of CLAUDIO QUEST
New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals…
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What Does It Take to Stage a New Musical in New York?
John Tartaglia: What Avenue Q is to children’s television, Claudio Quest is to video games…
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Inside the New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Opening-Night Party
The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) kicked off on July 7 with a festive opening-night celebration at the Liberty Theater…
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The 11 musicals you should catch in the New York Musical Theatre Festival
After his stint in the original cast of Avenue Q, John Tartaglia went on to create and star in the kids’ TV series Johnny and the Sprites. Now he draws anew on his puppet prowess as the director of Drew Fornarola…
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John Tartaglia-Helmed CLAUDIO QUEST and Five Other Shows Get Extensions at NYMF
CLAUDIO QUEST is a new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants…
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Tartaglia’s Quest Among Six New NYMF Musicals To Announce Extensions on Second Day of Festival
Claudio Quest is a new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants…
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VIDEO: New York Musical Theater Festival Launches with Packed Lineup
Actor John Tartaglia, best known for his Tony nominated turn in “Avenue Q,” is taking a back seat to performing and helming the new musical “Claudio Quest.” The show is set inside the world of a video game and follows a super hero and his friends as they fight off killer eggplants and even a love-starved platypus.
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Eight Shows at NYMF 2015 that Caught Our Eye
Three things that we’ve always said musical theater needed more of: video game princesses, killer eggplants and platypuses. This new show from Drew Fornarola and Triassic Parq’s Marshall Pailet has all three. Avenue Q Tony nominee John Tartaglia directs the tuner…
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Top 10 Musicals Not to Miss at 2015 NYMF
Directed by Tony-nominated Avenue Q actor John Tartaglia, Claudio Quest is a new musical comedy that follows a very super hero, his less super little brother, and one butt-kicking princess, as the three embark on a mission to overcome killer eggplants, a love-starved platypus, and their own 8-bit…
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Composers Offer Reasons to Take a New York Musical Theatre Staycation
Playbill.com asked several composers whose work is featured in the annual New York Musical Theatre Festival the number one reason to take a Staycation and see their NYMF production. For more information about the Festival, which runs through the end of the month…
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Diva Talk: Stars of Tonya & Nancy, Claudio Quest, Deep Love Discuss New Musicals, Stage Mishaps, Coveted Roles
I met Drew Fornarola two years ago when I was performing in a concert of his songs. One of the songs I sing in Claudio Quest was in the concert…
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7 Shows to Watch at the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival
This new superhero musical by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet is like a video game in musical-theater form. Claudio is a super hero with a decidedly un-super little brother. Together, they engage in an epic battle against killer eggplants. John Tartaglia (Avenue Q) directs.
Read more at Theatermania.com

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Preview!
Just yesterday, Justin Guarini hosted The New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Annual Press Conference at Urbo. As a part of the special presentation, cast members from Acappella, Claudio Quest, Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera…
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PHOTOS: Preview the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival
The 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) held its annual press conference on July 1 at theater-district eatery Urbo. Justin Guarini hosted the event, which featured performances from six of the dozens of shows that will take part in this year’s festival, which runs…
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10 Musical Highlights From NYMF 2015
Ever feel like musicals are sorely lacking in love-starved platypuses? Directed by “Avenue Q’s” John Tartaglia, this musical comedy features a cast of superheroes facing killer eggplants and existential crises. It’s going to be a butt-kicking blast.
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Five Shows that Stand Out at NYMF: 2015
From my reading, what Avenue Q was to children’s television, Claudio Quest is to video games. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Tony Nominee John Tartaglia from Avenue Q is directing Claudio.
Read more at TheProducersPerspective.com

THE NEW YORK MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
Selections at the twelfth annual festival include “Claudio Quest,” about a Super Mario-like hero; “Acappella,” about a gospel singer who hits it big; and the figure-skating saga “Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera.” Opens July 7.
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John Tartaglia to Direct CLAUDIO QUEST: A SUPER NEW MUSICAL at NYMF
CLAUDIO QUEST, a super new musical, receives its New York premiere this July as part of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. With a book, music and lyrics Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet and direction by Tony Award nominee John Tartaglia…
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2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces Additional Titles
The New York Musical Theatre Festival has released a list of 10 additional productions joining the lineup for the 2015 season, running from July 7-27. The newly announced selections are Claudio Quest, book, music, and lyrics by Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet…
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NYMFerview: Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet Claudio Quest NYMF 2015
“Call Me Adam” chats with writer, composer, and lyricists Drew Fornarola and Marshall Pailet about their new show Claudio Quest which will be directed by Tony and Emmy nominee John Tartaglia. Claudio Quest makes it’s premiere this summer in NYMF!…
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