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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: Sybil’s Closet

NMI’s featured video release this week is our Hollywood Fringe Festival production of “Sybil’s Closet”- the story of two eccentric sisters and their surprising new neighbor. Book and Lyrics by Grace Jasmine. Music by Ross Plotkin. Directed by Warren Davis. Music Directed by Kevin Mathie. Stage Manged by Jerry A. Blackburn. Starring Bette Smith, Terri Baker Weiss, Kurt Koehler, and Sandy Kaufman.

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

Featured Video: an Interview with Kellen Blair

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with bookwriter/lyricist Kellen Blair, the co-writer of Off Broadway’s MURDER FOR TWO. One of the things Kellen talks about is the value of his initial education through NMI’s Core Curriculum - in particular, the Lyric Lab offered at WritingMusicalTheare.com. 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 Video: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

NMI’s featured video release this week is our 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT. This short new musical is a sweet take on online dating with book and lyrics by John Sparks and music by Ron Barnett. Starring Lloyd Pedersen, Luke Klipp, Hayley Marshall, Andy Goldenberg, Tristan Bailey, Elyse Bertani, and Suzanne Mayes. Director/Choreographer - Allison Bibicoff; Music Director - Jan Roper; Stage Manager - Jerry A. Blackburn. You can also check out an interview with the writing team, John Sparks and Ron Barnett.

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

Featured Video: an interview with Marco Gomez

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with Marco Gomez of DOMA Theatre and Venture Hill Entertainment. 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 Video: F**ked-Up Fairy Tales

NMI’s featured video release this week is our 2017 Hollywood Fringe production of F**ked Up Fairy Tales, a satire on contemporary political policy (ahem). Book & Lyrics by Grace Jasmine. Music by David Jayden Anthony. Featuring: Michael Steven Mraz, Tyler Stouffer, Joey Hunt, Megan Rees, Lia Peros, James Braxton Sherrill, David Epstein, Tayla Jan Schaffner, and Matt JJ Miller. Directed by Denis McCourt. Music Directed by Kevin Mathie. Stage Managed by Morgan Aiken. You can also check out an interview with the writing team.

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

Featured Video: an interview with Edison Hong and Ariel Mitchell

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with Edison Hong and Ariel Mitchell, winners of the 2017 New Voices Project at NMI. 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 Video: an interview with Betsy King Militello

NMI’s featured video release this week is an interview with Betsy King Militello, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT). 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 Video: A ZOMBIE, A DRAGON, AND A VAMPIRE WHO SPARKLES at the Hollywood Fringe

This week’s featured video is the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival production of A ZOMBIE, A DRAGON, AND A VAMPIRE WHO SPARKLES with book by Maureen Borillo, and music and lyrics by Dan Wessels. Featuring: Megan Duquette, Desiree Nicole Staples, Aaron Eberhardt, and Jordan Mitchell-Love. Directed by Alison Eliel Kalmus; music direction by Kevin Mathie; stage managed by Jerry A. Blackburn. You can also check out an interview with the writing team. Check back each week for a new featured video!  Check it out at http://nmi.org/the-front-row/

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/