NAMT Announces Creative Teams for 26th Annual Festival Of New Musicals | Playbill

News NAMT Announces Creative Teams for 26th Annual Festival Of New Musicals The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced the lineup of directors and musical directors participating in the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Oct 23-24 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).

According to press notes, "The Festival of New Musicals attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute reading presentation over two days. All production costs are underwritten by NAMT, at no cost to the writing teams."

The Festival's new works and producing director Branden Huldeen and general manager Lisa Dozier King oversee the productions.

A listing of titles and creative team follows:


Beautiful Poison
Directed by David Armstrong (Executive Producer and Artistic Director, The 5th Avenue Theatre)
Musical Director, Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story, Madison Square Garden)
Music by Brendan Milburn, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda and book by Duane Poole Cubamor
Directed by Kent Nicholson (9 Circles, Marin Theatre Company)
Musical Director, Jerome Korman (Music Director, National Dance Institute)
Book and lyrics by James D. Sasser and music and lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell

Great Wall
Directed by Tony Award winner Chris Gattelli (Newsies, South Pacific)
Music and lyrics by Kevin So, book by Kevin Merritt and creative consulting by David Henry Hwang

Mary Marie
Directed by Daniella Topol (When January Feels Like Summer, Ensemble Studio Theatre)
Book and lyrics by Chana Wise and music by Carl Johnson

The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes
Directed by Tony Award nominee Lonny Price (Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar and Grill, 110 In The Shade)
Musical Director, Andy Einhorn (Bullets Over Broadway, Cinderella)
Book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond and music by Michael Kooman

Directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)
Musical Director, Matt Castle (Found, Atlantic Theatre Company)
Music and lyrics by Adam Gwon and a book by Sarah Hammond

Stu For Silverton (based on the story of Stu Rasmussen and the town of Silverton, Oregon)
Directed by Andrew Russell (Artistic Director, Intiman Theatre)
Book by Peter Duchan, music and lyrics by Breedlove

How To Break
Directed by Tamilla Woodard (La Ruta, The Working Theatre)
Musical Director, Jon Spurney (Passing Strange)
Book by Aaron Jafferis, lyrics by Aaron Jafferis and Rebecca Hart and music by Rebecca Hart and Yako 44


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