Let Your Favorite Orange Is the New Black Character Help You Pick Which NYMF Show to See

July 9th, 2015 by

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The New York Musical Theatre Festival—or NYMF as its known—is the largest annual musical theatre festival in America, with dozens of concerts, readings, full-out productions and special events taking place all over the Theatre District. But because it’s so big, it’s hard to figure out what shows to make a priority; well, we think we have the solution. We’re pairing your favorite Orange Is the New Black character with the NYMF show we think she would see (because why not?).

Piper or Red

NYMF-Piper- Red

NYMF Show: TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA

Why: It's a musical based on the infamous Olympic "knee whack" scandal so you know OITNB's two baddest badasses would be there to watch it go down. #TrustNoBitch.

Crazy Eyes

NYMF- Crazy Eyes

NYMF Show: HEADVOICE

Why: A show all about a creative person who hears voices in his head and then lets the voices take over, sounds like our Crazy Eyes.

Big Boo

NYMF- Big Boo

NYMF Show: WHERE ALL THE RIVERS GO TO SLEEP

Why: It's a lesbian love story with a hooker twist; Big Boo would break out to see that.

Dayanara

NYMF-Daya

NYMF Show: HELD MOMENTARILY

Why: This NYC-set musical involves a pregnant lady on the subway which is just as tough as a pregnant lady in jail.

Bennett

NYMF- Bennett

NYMF Show: CLAUDIO QUEST

Why: You just know Bennett was a huge gamer (maybe still is) so this goofball would love a video game musical about a hero rescuing a princess.

Morello or Alex

NYMF-Morello

NYMF Show: DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY ROCK OPERA

Why: It's a show about a toxic love story that goes so wrong it hurts, and sadly these two ladies are all too familiar.

Gloria Mendoza

NYMF-Gloria

NYMF Show: MANUEL VERSUS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

Why: It's a powerful boxing musical about immigration, being Latino in America and one boy's dream to succeed—it would definitely strike a chord with this mother of two who can still knock anyone out.

Poussey

NYMF-Poussey

NYMF Show: 210 AMLENT AVENUE

Why: The literary-loving Poussey would enjoy the references to Isben, Chekov and O'Neill this musical drama invokes.

Nicky

NYMF-Nicky

NYMF Show: SONGS FOR THE FALLEN

Why: The story of a decadent French party girl and her ups and downs would be right up the alley of Litchfield's favorite fallen angel.

Sophia

NYMF-Sophia

NYMF Show: THE CALICO BUFFALO

Why: It may look like a kid's show but this musical is all about being born different and staying true to yourself despite those around you.

Norma

NYMF- Norma

NYMF Show: ACAPPELLA

Why: It's about faith and the power of music and so is Norma. Remember when she sang in the Christmas concert in season 1?

Taystee

NYMF-Taystee

NYMF Show: THE COBALTEANS

Why: The show about young friends dealing with the death of another young friend will bring Taystee right back to her time on the streets with Vee and RJ.

Healy

NYMF-Healy

NYMF Show: REAL MEN, A MUSICAL FOR GUYS AND THE WOMEN WHO PUT UP WITH THEM

Why: Have ya met Healy?

Sister Jane

NYMF- Sister Jane

NYMF Show: POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL

Why: That Sister Jane has a good sense of humor; she'd have a blast at this hilarious send up of the Pope.

Yoga Jones

NYMF- Yoga Jones

NYMF Show: SPOT ON THE WALL

Why: This cerebral-sounding musical talks about dealing with the pain of your past through art, and there's something about that Yoga Jones would surely be into.

Soso

NYMF- Soso

NYMF Show: JOEY CONTRERAS IN CONCERT

Why: Pre-prison Soso was all about the coolest, hippest thing and that is for sure the starry Joey Contreras concert.

Pennsatucky

NYMF- Pensa

NYMF Show: SINGLE WIDE

Why: This story about finding love and redemption in a trailer park might just bring Pennsatucky to tears #Season3Spoiler.

Cindy

NYMF- Cindy

NYMF Show: MOSES MAN

Why: After her conversion to Judaism, Cindy can't help but find this story of a displaced Holocaust survivor interesting and moving.