NewMusicalsInc | we create new musicals

study

Study the craft of writing musical theatre, online or join our Writers’ Workshop.  NMI’s Academy for New Musical Theatre has supported and trained musical theatre writers for four decades, beginning as a sister workshop to the BMI Lehman Engel workshop in New York.

develop

The Incubator at NMI is a workshop/playground for musical theatre.  Whether you’re creating a musical from scratch — or if it’s already underway — we offer a complete process for developing a  musical.

produce

We produce world premiere musicals on our own, and also partner with producers all across the country.  At the moment, our production slate is full, but stay tuned for when we open up again for new projects.

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SUBMISSIONS
We have a lot of different opportunities at New Musicals Inc. To check out all the options, have a look at our SUBMISSIONS page.

GOT MUSICAL
Our annual concert of excerpts from musicals in development. See highlights from past concerts.

BOARDS & STAFF
find out about NMI's staff and Board of Directors.

CORE CURRICULUM
Offered by the Academy for New Musical Theatre (the academic branch of New Musicals Inc.), the Core Curriculum is where experienced and novice writers alike join in an intense collaborative program culminating in the production of original 15 minute musicals.

BE A FRIEND!
Become a FRIEND OF NEW MUSICALS and help to make New Musicals Inc. LOUDER!

REP COMPANY
Our Academy Repertory Company of sight-singing/cold-reading actors gathers to work on new musicals in development every Monday night.

ONLINE CRAFT LABS
Our sister-site WritingMusicalTheatre.com offers a selection of ONLINE labs in the craft of bookwriting, lyric writing, and composing for musical theatre. Start anytime you want, proceed at your own pace.

TICKETS
Whenever we are selling tickets to a concert, reading, production, conference, or whatever - you'll find a link to them on our tickets page!

15 MINUTE MUSICALS
The annual 15 Minute Musicals are the culmination of the Core Curriculum program, produced by New Musicals Inc. in a Los Angeles theatre. See highlights from past productions.

SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS
Get honest, critical feedback on your musical - plus a chance to win a concert reading in Los Angeles. July 15 annual deadline.

testimonials about us from Broadway writers

jeff marx

I couldn’t be more impressed with the folks at New Musicals Inc. They are dramaturgs, coaches, and teachers of the greatest, highest caliber. The feedback they’ll offer you on your work is astonishingly insightful and detailed. I was amazed to find this level of professionalism and intelligence about musical theater outside of NYC. You can take or leave, of course, anything they say, but when they critiqued a project I wrote there, I found 90% of their feedback right on the money and incredibly helpful, and the project I was working on there grew by leaps and bounds because of their input. I highly, highly recommend getting their input on your new musical projects. Their teeth are sharp as sharks’, but they don’t bite.

Jeff Marx (co-creator of Avenue Q)

jeff marx

I couldn’t be more impressed with the folks at New Musicals Inc. They are dramaturgs, coaches, and teachers of the greatest, highest caliber. The feedback they’ll offer you on your work is astonishingly insightful and detailed. I was amazed to find this level of professionalism and intelligence about musical theater outside of NYC. You can take or leave, of course, anything they say, but when they critiqued a project I wrote there, I found 90% of their feedback right on the money and incredibly helpful, and the project I was working on there grew by leaps and bounds because of their input. I highly, highly recommend getting their input on your new musical projects. Their teeth are sharp as sharks’, but they don’t bite.

Jeff Marx (co-creator of Avenue Q)

hunter foster Thanks again for all of your help in the on going journey which is Clyde ‘N Bonnie : A Folktale. Your critiques are very detailed and you’ve presented us with lots of possibilities for rewrites that reflect a more, intellectual approach.  You provide a wonderful service to those up and coming writers of musical theater. There are very few places to go to learn how to write in this art form. And as you know….it ain’t easy.

Hunter Foster & Rick Crom (Clyde 'n Bonnie)

hunter foster

Thanks again for all of your help in the on going journey which is Clyde ‘N Bonnie : A Folktale. Your critiques are very detailed and you’ve presented us with lots of possibilities for rewrites that reflect a more, intellectual approach.  You provide a wonderful service to those up and coming writers of musical theater. There are very few places to go to learn how to write in this art form. And as you know….it ain’t easy.

Hunter Foster & Rick Crom (Clyde 'n Bonnie)

marc hollmanI recently had the pleasure of working with New Musicals Inc. on a reading of THE GROUCH’S DAUGHTER, my new musical co-written with Jack Helbig.  NMI staff member Elise Dewsberry served as both dramaturg and director, and in our years of working on this show, no one person has been as helpful to us as she was.  Prior to the reading, we received a set of notes that were as thoughtful as they were thorough.  NMI’s suggestions led to a rewrite that greatly helped me shape the show and refine its style.  I’m deeply impressed with the care and intelligence of their creative input, and would not hesitate to work with NMI again.

Mark Hollmann (Urinetown)

marc hollman

I recently had the pleasure of working with New Musicals Inc. on a reading of THE GROUCH’S DAUGHTER, my new musical co-written with Jack Helbig.  NMI staff member Elise Dewsberry served as both dramaturg and director, and in our years of working on this show, no one person has been as helpful to us as she was.  Prior to the reading, we received a set of notes that were as thoughtful as they were thorough.  NMI’s suggestions led to a rewrite that greatly helped me shape the show and refine its style.  I’m deeply impressed with the care and intelligence of their creative input, and would not hesitate to work with NMI again.

Mark Hollmann (Urinetown)

Steve_Cuden,_Jekyll_&_Hyde_Back_on_Broadway

 

It’s incredible what these guys can do to help a new musical.  They are nurturing and supportive, and they help writers and producers conceive, develop, write, and produce dynamic, stage-worthy new musicals.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Steve Cuden (co-creator, Jekyll & Hyde)

Steve_Cuden,_Jekyll_&_Hyde_Back_on_Broadway

It’s incredible what these guys can do to help a new musical.  They are nurturing and supportive, and they help writers and producers conceive, develop, write, and produce dynamic, stage-worthy new musicals.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Steve Cuden (co-creator, Jekyll & Hyde)

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the incubator

create & develop new musical theatre

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the sandbox

a personalized approach to developing YOUR musical

the academy for new musical theatre

study the craft of writing new musical theatre

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musical theatre writers' RESOURCE CENTER

The Resource Center has had an UPDATE and now features a Writer Bank where you can look for collaborators!

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Elise Explains Everything

Confused about what dramaturgical services are right for you?  Elise has prepared a handful of videos to walk you through the options.