Let Your Favorite Orange Is the New Black Character Help You Pick Which NYMF Show to See
July 9th, 2015
by Josh Ferri
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
NYMF Show: 210 AMLENT AVENUE Why: The literary-loving Poussey would enjoy the references to Isben, Chekov and O'Neill this musical drama invokes.
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.
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.
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?
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.
NYMF Show: REAL MEN, A MUSICAL FOR GUYS AND THE WOMEN WHO PUT UP WITH THEM Why: Have ya met Healy?
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.
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.
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.
NYMF Show: SINGLE WIDE Why: This story about finding love and redemption in a trailer park might just bring Pennsatucky to tears #Season3Spoiler.
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.