NewMusicalsInc | we create new musicals


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.


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.


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.

15 minute musicals

Seven brand new 15 Minute Musicals. THE GREAT DIVIDE - PARTS ONE AND TWO - June 21 and June 23 only!

manson's girls

The new full length musical MANSON’S GIRLS at the Hollywood Fringe Festival - May 31 to June 23.

boot camp

Try out some of our Summer Boot Camp courses for musical theatre bookwriters, lyricists, composers, and performers.


Join us for our seventh BIZ of the MUSICAL THEATRE BIZ Conference - July 27/28/29.

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THE GREAT DIVIDE is made up of seven brand new 15 Minute Musicals being presented at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! The Red Program (Part One) has four short musicals written by Deb Cohen, Linée Ferguson, Makena Metz, Kevin Mathie, Michael Mussman, Claire Partin, Angela Parrish, Jennifer Rosenfeld, Wayne Self, and Kat Zimmerman. The Blue Program (Part Two) has three short musicals written by Scott Kriloff, Rhonda Lageyre, Eliza-Jane Morris, Leslie Sloan, Clifford Tasner, Sissy Van Dyke, Melanie Watson, Peter Welkin, and Scott Wilkinson.

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

Manson’s Girls
MANSON'S GIRLS the musical at the Hollywood Fringe Festival! The story of the Manson Family murders, told from the perspective of the girls. With a driving, rock score and book/lyrics which explore the psyche of the girls, this story is all-too-relevant today, being a parable and warning to any of us who follows the voice of authority without stopping to question.

An interview with Broadway producer Cody Lassen of Cody Lassen and Associates. This interview is part of a series with producers and writers of new musical theatre, originally streamed live during the 2017 Stages Musical Theatre Festival. Check back each week for a new featured video!

Learn how to SUBMIT to New Musicals Inc.

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

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

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

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 marxI 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)

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)

Steve_Cuden,_Jekyll_&_Hyde_Back_on_BroadwayIt’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 academy for 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.