NAMT announces lineup for 28th Annual Festival

7/13/2016 3:43pm

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 at New World Stages (340 West 50th St). The festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its concert, The 46th Minutewhich features songs from festival shows that did not make the final presentation cut. Registration for industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. NAMT attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days. All production costs are underwritten by NAMT, at no cost to the writing teams.  As a non-profit organization, NAMT funds the Festival entirely through donations, sponsorships and contributions. This year, a committee of 14 theatre professionals selected eight new musicals out of 193 blind submissions. The musicals they chose for the 28th Annual Festival are: BENNY & JOON (book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein); JOE SCHMOE SAVES THE WORLD (book, music and lyrics by Brett Ryback); LEMPICKA (book & lyrics by Carson Kreitzer, music by Matt Gould); THE LONELIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD (book & lyrics by Gordon Leary, music by Julia Meinwald); MORTALITY PLAY (book & lyrics by Alana Jacoby, music by Scotty Arnold); SOHO CINDERS (music by George Stiles, lyrics & book by Anthony Drewe, book by Elliot Davis); THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SAMANTHA BROWN (book, music & lyrics by Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk); WE LIVE IN CAIRO (book, music & lyrics by Patrick & Daniel Lazour). The festival is overseen by NAMT New Works Director Ciera Iveson and Festival General Manager Lisa Dozier King. Press contact: Karen Greco (212/560-9868)/Joe Trentacosta (973/568-8236)...