From the New Works Director: Getting ready to celebrate 25 years of the NAMT Festival!

It is a big year for NAMT and our Festival of New Musicals (Fest #25!), and we plan on celebrating in style! If you have not heard already, we will present a special benefit concert two days after the Festival on October 20th. In the last 24 years, we have presented 211 shows by 410 writers-that’s a lot to be proud of and we want to SHOW OFF! (which also happens to be the title of the benefit!).

Unfortunately, we will not be able to do a song from every musical as that would be a 14-hour show. But we are assembling a 90-minute star- and song-packed concert that will show not just what we have done, but also what we have started. The benefit will be a celebration of NAMT, our founders, our leaders, our writers, our shows, our impact and, most importantly, our future.

I hope that all of you will mark your calendars now (I will wait while you get out a pen or double click on your calendar) for:

25th Festival of New Musicals: October 17 & 18
Fall Conference:October 19 & 20 (portions will be open to alumni)
SHOW OFF! Benefit concert:October 20 at 7pm at the NYU Skirball Center

We can’t wait for these 4 days of celebration, discovery, dialogue and catching up. I hope to see all of you there as we honor you and the great work of this small but mighty organization that, in 1989, had the simple idea of gathering together theatres and producers from around the country to share great new musicals in development.

My, how far we have come, but we are only just getting started. 

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