Back to the 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals


2018 Festival

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 4
Number of Principals (Female): 5
Orchestra Breakdown:

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Violin, Drums

Casting Needs:

9 Principals – 5 women, 4 men (optional chorus)


In 1998, Tori Murden set out in her homemade rowboat attempting to become the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo. She unknowingly rowed into the heart of Hurricane Danielle. Row tells a heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting story of finding your heart in the middle of the ocean.

Development History

Row was commissioned the The Public Theater/Joe’s Pub as part of its New York Voices series. Writing began at The Orchard Project and was continued as The Public sponsored a reading of the first act, and then the whole musical, in addition to the Joe’s Pub concert as part of the original commission. The work continued at The Tofte Lake Center, The Kimmel Center, The Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, and finally as part of the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals.