New York Musical Theatre Festival, TBG Theater 312 West 36th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues), NYC
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at http://www.nymf.org
The youngest writing team in this year's festival, David Levinson (music / lyrics) and Stacey Weingarten (book) have created a chanson and Arab-influenced score and libretto for Les Enfants de Paris. The streets of Paris are not safe after young Pierre Frollo's love for a fiery Muslim refugee sparks a series of cataclysmic events in this riveting musical about love and relationships, which re-sets Victor Hugo's Notre Dame de Paris amongst the disenfranchised youth and xenophobia of France 1958, and the Algerian War for Independence.