In a “Critic’s Notebook” article in The New York Times, Setting New Standards: American Songbook Series Reshapes the Canon, Stephen Holden and other Times critics and editors suggest “songs that could further expand the notion of the songbook.” Their picks included several Festival of New Musicals alumni!
ANOTHER WINTER IN A SUMMER TOWN by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie [alumnus for Blanco!, Festival ’89]
BROADWAY HERE I COME by Joe Iconis [Bloodsong of Love, Festival ’11]
GRATEFUL by John Bucchino [Urban Myths, Festival ’98]
I MISS THE MOUNTAINS by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey [Making Tracks, Festival ’01]
IT ALL FADES AWAY by Jason Robert Brown [Songs for a New World, Festival ’97]
THE ROSE by Amanda McBroom [Heartbeats, Festival ’92; Dangerous Beauty, Festival ’06]
Check out the full list and the article on the concert series at The New York Times, and let us know which NAMT Festival songs you think belong in the canon!