Kara Lindsay, Andy Karl & More Join NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced additional casting and creatives for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).
Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse ([title of show]) is directing Analog and Vinyl, a quirky romantic comedy set in a vintage record shop with book, music & lyrics by Paul Gordon, and featuring Tony Award winner Harriet Harris (Cinderella) and Sarah Stiles. Jodie Moore is music director.
Andy Karl (Rocky), Tony Award nominee Douglas Sills (The Addams Family), Kara Lindsay (Newsies), AureLia Williams (Paper Mill's Once on This Island), Alice Lee (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) and Carlos L. Encinias (Scandalous) join Tony nominees Marc Kudisch and Christopher Sieber along with Tyler Maynard and Todd Alan Johnson in The Astonishing Return of...The Protagonists!, an action-packed superhero comedy with book & lyrics by Kevin Del Aguila, music by Michael Shaieb; Lynne Shankel is music director. Tony winner Christopher Gattelli directs.
Ruthie Ann Miles (Here Lies Love), KLea Blackhurst (Goodspeed's Hello, Dolly!), Lenny Wolpe (The Drowsy Chaperone), Spencer Moses (Goodspeed's Hello, Dolly!), Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812), Colin Hanlon (Submissions Only), Allison Case (Hands on A Hard Body), and Becca Ayers(The Addams Family) join Tony Award nominees Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Barbara Walsh, along with Jason SweetTooth Williams and Jason Michael Snowin Come From Away, a musical about the thousands of people diverted to Gander, Newfoundland on 9/11, which features book, music & lyrics by David Hein andIrene Sankoff. Brian Hill directs, with Dan Pardo as music director.
William Ryall (Chaplin) and Andi Alhadeff join Will Connolly, Randy Redd, Lauren Marcus, Katrina Lenk, Emily Walton, Derek Hasenstab and Erik Heilman in Eastland a musical about the S.S. Eastland boating disaster in Chicago, 1915, which features book & lyrics by Andrew White and music by Andre Pluess and Ben Sussman. Acclaimed director Amanda Dehnert, who directed the Lookingglass Theatre production in Chicago, returns. Rick Fox is music director.