How the Light Gets In

Water Is Life

Joan Henry     <><> <> <>   Jessica Ranville

Music & Libretto by Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke

Directed by Jonathan McCrory              Musical Director Max F. Gordon

One of three ‘micro-musicals’ – produced by this year’s New York Musical Festival, it can be seen for one night only on Theatre Row at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street at 8PM.


HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN is a new concert presentation of micro-musicals – 30 minutes or less – commissioned by NYMF (with support from The ASCAP Foundation and Jan Brandt), in an effort to create more space for arts-based civic engagement in our Festival. Directed by Jonathan McCrory (National Black Theatre) and co-curated by Zhailon Levingston (Broadway Advocacy Coalition), participating artists include: Ty Defoe andTidtaya Sinutoke with WATER IS LIFE; Lelund Durond Thompson and Jason Michael Webb with ILATHI: THE GIFT; and Ryan Scott Oliver and Nessie Nankivell with OTHERBODY. A moderated conversation with artists discussing the process of developing their micro-musicals will follow the concert.

Rumour has it they may already be sold out…