NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE ANNOUNCES CASTING FOR 16TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced the casting for its 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals, which will be held at the new DODGER STAGES on Sunday, October 3 and Monday, October 4, 2004.
Lea Delaria, Christine Ebersole, Linda Eder, Georgia Engel, Burke Moses, and Michael Nouri will perform with more than 60 other musical-theater pros in the country's premier producer's marketplace.
Since 1989, NAMT's Festival of New Musicals has introduced nearly 300 writers to the leading producers of musical theatre. The 150 musicals that have appeared in past Festivals have subsequently had hundreds of productions around the world including the Tony Award-winning Thoroughly Modern Millie, Songs for a New World, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, Children of Eden and Honk! Last year's Festival launched four new musicals appearing in major theaters across the country- Harold and Maude, Princesses, Two Queens One Castle, and Was.
"We're thrilled to present these quality musicals with such major-league talent. As the country's leading marketplace for new musicals, NAMT's Festival provides producer and presenters with access to over 40 talented writers in just two days," says NAMT Executive Director Kathy Evans.
Producers interested in attending NAMT's Festival of New Musicals should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casts for the Festival's eight new musicals are as follows:
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Nan Knighton
Directed by Gabriel Barre
Linda Eder (Jekyll & Hyde), Michael Nouri (Victor/Victoria), Matt Bogart (Aida, The Civil War, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Miss Saigon), John Paul Almon (Sideshow), Leslie Becker (Nine), Timothy W. Bish (Movin' Out), Nick Cavarra (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Grease!), Margaret Ann Gates (The King and I, Miss Saigon), Mayumi Miguel, Lynette Marrero, Darren Ritchie (Dracula, the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Tina Stafford, and Shonn Wiley (Dracula, the Musical, 42nd Street).
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
Directed by Bob Martin
Music by Greg Morrison
Book by Don McKellar and Bob Martin
Lyrics by Lisa Lambert
Lea Delaria (The Rocky Horror Show, On the Town), Christine Ebersole (Dinner at Eight, Tony Award-winner for 42nd Street, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, Camelot, Oklahoma!) Georgia Engel (Hello, Dolly!, My One and Only, TV's Mary Tyler Moore Show and 2004 Emmy nominee for Everybody Loves Ramond), Richard Kind (Sly Fox, Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Bounce, TV's Spin City), Patrick Garner (Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Lend me a Tenor, Funny...Forum), Christopher Sieber (Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Triumph of Love, Chicago), Beth Beyer, Danny Burstein, Robert DuSold, Paul Kandel, Bob Martin, Reno Roop, and Robert Tunstall (A Class Act, Titanic, Company)
THE FLIGHT OF THE LAWNCHAIR MAN
Music and Lyrics by Robert Lindsey Nassif
Book by Peter Ullian
Based on a concept by Robert Lindsey Nassif
Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett
Jessica Molaskey (Parade, The Who's Tommy, Crazy for You, Chess), Burke Moses (The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls), Valerie Wright (Annie Get Your Gun, Steel Pier, Damn Yankees), Donna-Lynn Champlin (Hollywood Arms, By Jeeves), Bob Ader, Fred Berman, Roxanne Carasco, Herdon Lackey, Rachel Ulanet, Bill Youmans
THE GIRL IN THE FRAME
Music, Book and Lyrics by Jeremy Desmon
Directed by Marc A. Bruni
Melissa Dye (Into the Woods, Grease!), Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Boy from Oz), Jonathan Rayson (Little Shop of Horrors), and Graham Rowat (Dracula, the Musical, Beauty and the Beast).