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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: 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/

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/