Kingsley Leggs, Alan H. Green, and More Announced For NAMT's Festival Of New Musicals
NAMT has announced final casting for this year's Festival, along with programming details for the Songwriters Showcase and Midday Cabarets. The Festival of New Musicals will take place on Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26, 2018 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues).
Online registration for the Festival closes on Sunday, October 21. Walk-up registrations will be accepted at the Festival for an additional fee.
Newly announced casting for the 30th Annual Festival of New Musicals includes Terence Archie (Broadway: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Charl Brown (Broadway: Motown The Musical), Clifton Davis (Broadway: Disaster!, Aladdin), Katrina Rose Dideriksen (TV: "The Voice"; National Tour: A Night With Janis Joplin), Alan H. Green (Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, School of Rock), Diana Huey (National Tour: The Little Mermaid), Brittney Johnson (Broadway: Sunset Boulevard), Kingsley Leggs (Broadway: Pretty Woman: The Musical), Jevon McFerrin (Broadway: Hamilton), Catherine Ricafort (Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants) and Laurie Veldheer (Broadway: Newsies: The Musical). The casting director for the Festival is Michael Cassara, CSA. To see the rest of the announced casting, check out BroadwayWorld.com's coverage of our Festival.
Additionally, this year's Songwriter Showcase will be held on Thursday, October 25?at 4:00pm and will feature:
BHANGIN' IT by Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza & Sam Willmott
MODERN by Selda Sahin & Derek Gregor
THE SENIOR CLASS MUSICAL by Melvin Tunstall & Greg Borowsky
SWEETWATER by Patricia Noonan & Sean Mahoney (Factory Girls, Fest '09)
Casting for the Showcase includes Ari Afsar, Ally Bonino, Carlyn Connolly, Alysha Deslorieux, Julia Knitel, Mike Longo, Jay McKensie, Nathan Salstone and Kuhoo Verma.
Taking place during the lunch break at The Green Room, this year's Midday Cabarets will feature: Joey Contreras & Kate Thomas, Jahn Sood, Jenny Giering (Princess Caraboo, Fest '05) & Sean Barry and Helen Park. Casting for the Cabarets includes Julia Abueva, D.C. Anderson, Kerstin Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Michael Cunio, Stacia Fernandez, Mia Gerachis, Diana Huey, Stevi Incremona, Jiho Kang, Tamika Lawrence, Mike Longo, Amanda Lopez, Toren Nakamura and Michael Williams.
This year's Festival shows are...
17 AGAIN book by Marco Pennette, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner (NAMT Fest '01, The Mystery of the Dancing Princesses; Weiner: NAMT Fest '00, Liberty Smith)
A.D. 16 book by Bekah Brunstetter, music & lyrics by Cinco Paul
GUN & POWDER book & lyrics by Angelica Chéri, music by Ross Baum
MONSTERSONGS book, music & lyrics by Rob Rokicki
ROW book by Daniel Goldstein, music & lyrics by Dawn Landes
THE RIVER IS ME book & lyrics by Sukari Jones, music by Troy Anthony
THE WICKER HUSBAND book by Rhys Jennings, music & lyrics by Darren Clark
XY book, music & lyrics by Oliver Houser, developed with Hunter Bird