Since 2002, the Festival of New Musicals also features a concert performance called The Songwriters Showcase. These shows are chosen for many different reasons, from being National Fund recipients to ones being developed by NAMT Membersto Festival runner-ups. One thing that never changes is how great the shows are—some have even moved on to Broadway!
Learn about some of their big and recent successes below:
First Date by Michael Weiner and Alan Zachary was featured in 2012 and is currently running on Broadway.
Spring Awakening by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik was featured in 2005 and opened on Broadway in 2006.
High Fidelity by David Lindsay-Abaire, Amanda Green and Tom Kittwas featured in 2004 and opened on Broadway in 2006.
Memphis by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan was featured in 2002 and opened on Broadway in 2009.
Fly By Night by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick and Kim Rosenstock, which was featured in 2012, has an upcoming run at member theater Playwrights Horizons, and recently played at another member theatre, Dallas Theatre Center.
Next Thing You Know was featured in 2011 and recently released a cast album!
Tamar of the River (f.k.a. Tamar & the River) featured in 2010 and is currently running in New York City, produced by Prospect Theater Company.