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New Musicals Inc.

… we create new musicals


Submit your new musical to us for professional critical evaluation


Make use of our many resources designed for the creators of new musicals


Hone your craft to make sure your next musical is the best it can be


Find out what new musical you can see next in concert reading or production

about us

Check out lots more information about who we are and what we do


Enjoy a look back at new musicals we have developed or produced in the past

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


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.

get some feedback…


Book time with an NMI dramaturge to discuss and/or get notes on your new musical in development - anything from an hour or two, to an in-person session for your full musical (or one act at a time); to a marketing/business consultation; to a “sandbox” approach to personalized development

search for new musicals

Submit your completed musical for critical analysis and be entered in an annual contest to win a workshop and a concert reading in Los Angeles

new voices project

Writing teams aged between 18 and 26 can submit to the annual deadline and receive a workshop and critical feedback from the NMI staff

not sure?

Not sure which submission opportunity is right for you? Check out our video detailing all the different options

“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


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 have lists of writers and actors - browse the lists, or add yourself to them! Also check out our online store.

do some research…

resource center

Our Musical Theatre Writers’ Resource Center contains lists of contests and theatres; as well as a library of public domain ideas, a glossary of terms with examples, and a wealth of video tips and tricks of the trade

tips and tricks

Watch lots of video posts with tips and tricks of the trade brought to you by the knowledgable NMI staff

writer bank

Browse through our Writer Bank of writers looking for collaborators and/or projects; or post your own listing

talent bank

The Talent Bank is an online resource of LA-based musical theatre performers excited to help you take your musical to the next step

nmi store

The NMI online store features our infamous and essential format guidelines for making your submissions look completely professional

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


The Academy for New Musical Theatre (the academic branch of New Musicals Inc.) has been offering classes and workshops for musical theatre writers, lyricists, and composers for decades. The organization was originally built around the master classes of Broadway conductor Lehman Engel; continued by our Founder, John Sparks; and expanded by the current staff.

Start with our famed Core Curriculum; then join our on-going Writers’ Workshop; take our offering of online craft labs; or check out annual Musical Theatre Summer Boot Camp.

hone your craft…

core curriculum

Our famed collaborative Core Curriculum holds open auditions every September; join us in person or via video conference. If accepted, you will write a series of assignments with a new collaborative team each month, and finish out the year with a production of your final team’s original 15 minute musical

writer's workshop

Bookwriters, lyricists, and composers who complete the Core Curriculum are eligible to join our ongoing Writer’s Workshop with monthly one-on-one dramaturgy with the staff; readings of developing work through the Monday Night Reading Series; and the opportunity to write short musicals for production at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

online labs

Hone your craft on your own schedule with our online craft labs in bookwriting, outlining, lyric-writing, composing, and more

summer boot camp

Most summers, NMI offers shorter, concentrated courses for bookwriters, lyricists, composers, and actors in the musical theatre artform

“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


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.

coming up next:

Saturday, May 21st at 7:00pm:
               WATCH LIVE!

Monday, May 23rd at 7:30pm:
               WATCH LIVE!

July 22-24, 2022 - plus Pitch sessions July 30/31:
     BIZ Conference 2022 – now taking registrations

Vlog #55: The Art of Collaboration:
     How to Get NO Feedback from Elise: A video blog
               VIEW VLOG

experience a new musical…


Check out our calendar/purchase tickets for our events

readings and concerts

Check out our readings, workshops, and concerts of works in development

15 minute musicals

Our annual production of the short musicals written by the current Core Curriculum members

fringe festival

Our annual showing of new musicals at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

stages festival

Our biennial festival of readings and concerts of musicals in various “stages” of development

internet musicals

Short musicals for the internet

biz conference

Our biennial conference on the BIZ of the musical theatre BIZ

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

   about us

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.

We’re a non-profit 501(c)3 organization (FEIN 01-0745909), so donations to us are tax-deductible. We are funded through an intricate balance of donations, fees for services, special events, conferences, concerts, classes, grants, fundraisers and royalties from musicals we have developed.

all the details…


Our Honorary and Advisory Boards, Board of Directors, and senior and adjunct staff

be a friend/donate

Support our developmental work by becoming a Friend or making a donation


Subscribe to our e-newsletter and/or local event blast to stay informed


Lots of people have said really nice things about us


Rent our space for your audition, rehearsal, workshop, or video shoot

contact us

Visit us in person, give us a call, or drop us an email

“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


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.

some stuff we’ve done…

production archives

Pix and info about our productions of new musicals

15 minute musicals archives

Info and pictures for our 15 minute musicals going back to 2005

stages festival archives

Pix and info from past presentations of our Stages Festival of New Musicals

got musical archives

On overview of past presentations of our nearly-annual “got musical” concert of excerpts from new musicals

biz conference archives

Info and pix from our past BIZ of the Musical Theatre Biz Conference

news archive

Past press releases

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

  Contact Us

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New Musicals Inc.

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