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.

NOW ENROLLING FOR CORE

Get better at writing new musicals; find great new collaborators; join a community of bookwriters, lyricists and composers!

All bookwriters, lyricists, and composers (from aspiring to accomplished) are invited to join us on September 22nd and 23rd from 2:30 to 6:30 pm PST. You’ll get put on a team; given an assignment; and present your work on October 20/21 – and then decisions will be made about the rest of the season.

Not in Los Angeles? You can join us by video conference from anywhere in the world.

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BECOME A FRIEND!
Become a FRIEND OF NEW MUSICALS and support our CRESCENDO CAMPAIGN to make New Musicals Inc. LOUDER!

SUBMIT for NMI LIVE!
submit your new songs for inclusion in NMI's concert series!

This Month at NMI
A quick chat letting you know what's up at NMI this month ...

TRACKS at NMI
Find out more about the different TRACKS for musical theatre bookwriters,lyricists, and composers at NMI

FEATURED VIDEO
This week's Featured Video is NMI's Production of "Bundled Together," with book and lyrics by Claire Partin and music by Kat Zimmerman. Presented as part of NMI's 15 Minute Musicals program at Hollywood Fringe 2018.

SUBMISSIONS
Learn how to SUBMIT to New Musicals Inc.

GET FEEDBACK
Looking for feedback, readings, consultations about your new musical? Check out our new “a-la-carte” developmental and consultation services.

DO YOUR RESEARCH
Our musical theatre writers’ RESOURCE CENTER has a NEW feature - the musical theatre GLOSSARY.

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.

NMI TALENT BANK
Check out our roster of LA-based musical theatre performers; post an audition notice; send a private message.

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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study. develop. produce.

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.