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At New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles, we develop new musicals.

Here’s our blog, which includes posts and musings on the craft of writing musical theatre, along with our observations about developing new musicals, and how to get them produced.

Want to get involved, as a writer or producer?  See our page about developing musicals.

If you’re looking for classes, visit our sister organization, The Academy for New Musical Theatre.

 

Featured Video: an interview with Santino DeAngelo

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with Santino DeAngelo - one of the winners of the 2014 New Voices Project. 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!

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Video: FEET FIRST at the Hollywood Fringe

NMI’s featured video release this week is the short new musical FEET FIRST by Chris Smith, Ross Plotkin, and Brad Beaver. Produced by NMI at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival, FEET FIRST tells a sweet love story about two young guys with a mutual foot fetish. Book by Chris Smith, Music by Ross Plotkin, Lyrics by Brad Beaver, Starring Matt Valle, Frankie Rodriguez, Elise Dewsberry, and Anthon Michael Meyer. Directed by Denis McCourt; Music Directored by Kevin Mathie, Stage Managed by Morgan Aiken. Check back each week for a new featured video!

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Videos: New Voices Winners Zack Zadek, Bill Nelson, and Joseph Trefler

NMI’s featured video releases this week are interviews with Zack Zadek (New Voice Project 2014) and the writing team of Bill Nelson and Joseph Trefler (New Voices Project 2015). These interviews are part of a series with producers and writers of new musical theatre, originally streamed live during the 2017 Stages Musical Theatre Festival.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Video: CURSES! at the Hollywood Fringe

NMI’s featured video release this week is the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of  “Curses”: a charming cautionary tale about a woman from the neighboring shtetl with the uncanny ability to have her curses come true. Book & Lyrics by Harriet Belkin, Music by Sandy Shanin, Based on a short story by Norman Belkin. Starring: Toni-Lynn Chaco, Kelly Coughlin, Patrick Geringer, Tedd Szeto, Orlando Perez, and Lia Peros. Director — Elise Dewsberry.  Music Director — Emily Cohn.  Stage Manager — Morgan Aiken.  Cellist — Cameron Stone.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

 

Featured Video: Interview with Cheri Steinkellner

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with Tony nominated bookwriter Cheri Steinkellner (Sister Act). 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 it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

 

Featured Videos: KANTATA KOFFEE KOMPANY

NMI’s featured video release this week is NMI’s Hollywood Fringe Festival production of the film noir detective spoof KANTATA KOFFEE KOMPANY. Book & Lyrics by John Piraino, Music & Lyrics by Jerry A. Ranger. Featuring Caity Ware, Allen Corben, Alexandra Nicole G-Smith, Tomas Dakan, Richard Lewis Warren, and Ken Patton. Directed by Warren Davis, Music Director Kevin Mathie; Stage Manager - Jerry A. Blackburn. Presented in June of 2017.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Videos: Interviews with Joe Barros and Jeff Herbst

NMI’s featured video releases this week are interviews with Joe Barros, Artistic Director of the New York Theatre Barn; and Jeff Herbst, Artistic Director of Nothern Sky Theatre in Wisconsin.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Video: THANKSGIVING IN ITHACA

NMI’s featured video release this week is NMI’s Hollywood Fringe Festival production of THANKSGIVING IN ITHACA; book and lyrics by Mitch Glaser, music by Joseph Blodgett.  This mini-opera is an irreverant retelling of the final scene of the Odyssey. Starring Tedd Szeto, Amber Hurst Martin, Shannon Martinous, Chandler Reed, Robert Leh, Pamela Welky Paul, Kila Packett, and Heidi Elisabeth Appe. Directed by Elise Dewsberry; Music Direction by Emily Cohn; Stage Managed by Morgan Aiken; Cellist - Cameron Stone.  You can also check out an INTERVIEW with the writers, Mitch and Joe.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Video: HOLLYWOOD FOREVER

NMI’s featured video release this week is NMI’s Hollywood Fringe Festival production of HOLLYWOOD FOREVER; book and lyrics by Robin Share, music by Ross Kalling.  This charming short musical tells the story of two Hollywood teen stars who meet up again 50 years later. Starring John Sparks and Gwen Hillier. Directed by Jessica Snow Wilson; music directed by Jan Roper; stage managed by Jerry A. Blackburn.

Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

Featured Video: concert reading of SPELLBOUND by Ben Boecker

The featured video release this week is the concert reading of the new musical Spellbound: A F@#&*d-Up Musical Fairytale, written by Ben Boecker. This musical was the winner of the 2017 SEARCH FOR NEW MUSICALS and received a workshop with the Academy Repertory Company prior to the concert reading as part of the STAGES Festival on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Starring Conchita Belisle Newman, Christopher Maikish, Sari Rose Barron, Jordan Goodsell, Elise Dewsberry, Andrea Press, and Lia Peros. With Ron Barnett at the piano. Check back next week for another new musical related featured video. Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/