The New York International Fringe Festival is one of the largest mutli-arts events in North America. For two weeks in August, performances go on theaters in more than 20 neighborhoods all over New York. Unlike other theater festivals, FringeNYC uses a jury-based selection process, and more than 200 shows are selected every year. Shows that have premiered at the Fringe have gone on to further production, some on Broadway. “Debbie Does Dallas,” starring the young Sherie Rene Scott as the titular character based on the popular porn star went on to a full production Off-Broadway, and “Urinetown,” which premiered at the Fringe in 1999, ended up on Broadway and a nominee for Best Musical at the Tony Awards a few years later.