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New Musicals Inc.

… we create new musicals


Now enrolling. Check us out for free in September!


make new musicals with us!


We’ve just launched a series of bite-sized courses for Musical Theatre Writers: from a FREE Intro to Dorico to Writing a Children’s Musical - check them out!


the musical webseries honoring veterans in their own words


NMI is releasing a new short musical video every week! Check out episodes from various webseries including 129 Ways to Get a Man and much more!


The monthly video blog from NMI’s Artistic Director Elise Dewsberry
New vlogs every month!


NMI is proud to host musical theatre creators who came through our own Core Curriculum.
Meet our first Associate Artist - Michael Gordon Shapiro

get some feedback

Have you written a musical? Are you working on one? NMI has smart, professional, detailed dramaturges who will help you make sure you are on the strongest path to fulfilling the promise of your work.

From video and audio feedback packages to one-on-one dramaturgical sessions, we have what you need to take the next step forward. We even have an annual contest that results in a workshop and concert reading in Los Angeles.

do some research

Looking for places to submit your new musical, potential collaborators or performers, or other resources? We have lists of contests and producers and lots of videos full of advice in different areas of the craft.

We also a list of writers looking for projects and/or collaborators - browse the list, or add yourself to it! Also check out our online store to purchase guidelines for professionally formatting your work.

hone your craft

We offer classes and workshops for musical theatre writers, lyricists, and composers for decades. Start with our famed Core Curriculum; then join our on-going Writers’ Workshop or take our offering of online craft labs.

THE CORE CURRICULUM IS AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE and therefore is offered no matter WHERE you are in the world.

experience a musical

The best way to find out if a new musical is heading in the right direction is to get it in front of an audience. NMI presents new musicals in readings, workshops, concerts, in full productions in the Los Angeles area, and on the internet!

We also present a conference on the business side of the musical theatre business, and a festival of new works - every other summer in rotation.

all the details

New Musicals Inc., hosts many programs which support new musicals in development. We develop several dozen musicals each year for producers and writers all around the country through table readings, workshops, concerts, and occasional productions. Our academic wing, the Academy for Musical Theatre, offers courses, both online and live in Los Angeles, for professional musical theatre writers.

some stuff we've done

Take a look at info and pictures about just a few of the new musicals we have produced in Los Angeles, as well as musicals we have developed with and for producers around the globe.

Also check out the archives of past conferences and festivals; as well as our press releases.

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2019: The Bully Problem by Michael Gordon Shapiro

“I couldn’t be more impressed with the folks at New Musicals Inc. …The feedback they’ll offer you on your work is astonishingly insightful and detailed. … I highly, highly recommend getting their input on your new musical projects.”

Jeff Marx

Tony-award winning co-creator of Avenue Q

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018: Manson’s Girls by Scott Guy, Ron Barnett, and Mitch Glaser

“I recently had the pleasure of working with New Musicals Inc. on a reading of THE GROUCH’S DAUGHTER. I’m deeply impressed with the care and intelligence of their creative input, and would not hesitate to work with NMI again.”

Mark Hollmann

Tony-award winning composer of Urinetown

Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017: The Wedding Night by Jana Hejdukova, Stephen Coleman, and Keith Dale Gordon

“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 of Jekyll and Hyde

Noho Arts Center 2012: A Ring in Brooklyn by Eric Dodson and Alan Fleishman

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