ADVISORY, July 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What: The New York Musical Theatre Festival, a festival dedicated to providing an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, the Executive Director and Producer of The New York Musical Theatre Festival will ring the Closing Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio When: Monday, July 8, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contact : Scott Klein (212) 764-7900 firstname.lastname@example.org NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com Feed Information: Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463 Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West 18 mhz Lower DL 3811 Vertical FEC 3/4 SR 13.235 DR 18.295411 MOD 4:2:0 DVBS QPSK Facebook and Twitter: For multimedia features such as exclusive content, photo postings, status updates and video of bell ceremonies please visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ. For news tweets, please visit our Twitter page at: http://twitter.com/nasdaqomx. Webcast: A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx. Photos: To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice. About The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF): NYMF exists to ensure the future vitality of America's greatest art form by providing an affordable way for artists to mount professional productions that reach their peers, industry leaders, and musical theatre audiences, and by serving as the preeminent launching pad for stylistically, thematically, and culturally diverse new musicals.
Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created – to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon.The first Festival, staged in 2004, featured over thirty new fully staged full-length musicals and was met with critical and popular acclaim. More than 350 shows have premiered at the Festival since then, featuring more than 8,000 artists and entertaining more than 300,000 audience members. The musicals and artists introduced at NYMF have, in turn, gone on to further successes on and Off-Broadway, across the country, and around the globe – reaching literally millions of theatergoers worldwide. This year, NYMF was honored with a Drama Desk Award recognizing its first decade of creating and nurturing new musical theatre, ensuring the future of this essential art form. About NASDAQ OMX Group: The inventor of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies and provides transformative technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the U.S. and Europe, we own and operate 26 markets including 3 clearinghouses and 5 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to process more than 1 million messages per second at sub-55 microsecond average speeds with 99.99% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 marketplaces in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to approximately 3,300 listed companies worth $6 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter ( http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500) -NDAQA-