Initial casting and directors have been announced for the 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place on October 15 and 16 at New World Stages. Playbill.com reports:
Now in its 27th year, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals will invite theatre producers from around the world to preview eight new shows in development. Included in the casts are Broadway actors Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening) and Margo Seibert (Rocky), among others.
The line-up also features a new musical by Spring Awakening composer Duncan Sheik, a show helmed by Tony nominee Sam Buntrock (Sunday in the Park with George) and Chicago’s sold-out production of Othello: The Remix, a hip-hop adaptation of the Shakespearean classic.
The musicals will be presented as 45-minute staged readings over two days, Oct. 15-16, at New World Stages. Registration for this industry-only event is now open.