National Alliance for Musical Theatre Honored with Mayoral Proclamation

October 23rd through October 28th, 2023 declared “NAMT WEEK” IN NEW YORK CITY


New York: The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has been presented with a Proclamation from New York City Mayor Eric Adams declaring October 23rd through October 28th, 2023, as “NAMT Week” in NYC. Presented in conjunction with NAMT’s 2023 Fall Conference and 35th Annual Festival of New Musicals, the Proclamation was presented by Laurie Cumbo, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs. This Proclamation comes as NAMT celebrates 35 years of the Annual Festivals of New Musicals and honors the indelible mark NAMT has left on the musical theatre ecosystem in New York City and across the country.

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. Its mission is to be a catalyst for nurturing musical theatre development, production, innovation and collaboration. Their 220+ members, located throughout 33 states and eight countries abroad, are some of the leading producers of musical theatre in the world and include theatres, presenting organizations, higher education programs and individual producers. Among the 284 musicals launched by NAMT’s Annual Festival of New Musicals are Lizard Boy, Interstate, Lempicka, Darling Grenadine, Gun & Powder, Benny & Joon, Come From Away, The Drowsy Chaperone, HONK!, It Shoulda Been You, Ordinary Days, Striking 12 and Thoroughly Modern Millie, among many others, representing 525 writers.


More information about NAMT’s 2023 Fall Conference and 35th Annual Festival of New Musicals can be found at


Left to right: NAMT Executive Director Betsy King Militello, Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs Laurie Cumbo, NAMT Board President and President & CEO of The Muny Kwofe Coleman, NAMT Development Manager Alana Roberts. Photo Credit: Ric Kallaher.


NAMT’s Fall Events are made possible thanks to the generous support of sponsors. Presenting Sponsor: Concord Theatricals; Platinum Sponsor: Theatrical Rights Worldwide; Producing Sponsors: Broadway Licensing, National Foundation for Musical Theatre, Pearl Studios and PRG Arts; Gold Sponsors: The 5th Avenue Theatre, Barbara Whitman Productions, Break-Away Tours, Disney Theatrical Group, Goodspeed Musicals, The Hollywood Pantages, The Muny, Music Theatre International, Ogunquit   Playhouse,   Theatre   Under   the   Stars   and   Universal   Theatrical   Group;   Silver Sponsors: Paper Mill Playhouse, Spektrix and TRG Arts; Partners: Junkyard Dog Productions and McCoy Rigby Entertainment; Gold Exhibitors: Cinevative, Clarkson Davis Arts and Vatic; and Exhibitors: 321 Theatrical Management and Live Design Group.


NAMT thanks the following foundations, government agencies and organizations for their ongoing support of our programs: The Alhadeff Family Charitable Fund, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Access Micro-Grant/New York Creative Spaces Grant, ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, BMI Foundation, The Capdevilla/Gillespie Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, The Hollywood Pantages, Lucille Lortel Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Ted Snowdon Foundation and Anonymous donors.



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