welcome to new musicals inc.

study. develop. produce.

biz of the musical theatre biz

July 18-20, 2014
NoHo Arts Center, North Hollywood

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Coming in August

31 days of musical theatre, concerts & cabaret

 

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the academy for new musical theatre

study the craft of writing new musical theatre

 

NOW ENROLLING FOR 2014-15

the incubator

create & develop new musical theatre

DEVELOP YOUR MUSICAL

the initiative

a $1.2M fund to create 30 new musicals

new musicals inc.

study

Study the craft of writing musical theatre, online or join our Writers’ Workshop.  NMI’s Academy for New Musical Theatre has supported and trained musical theatre writers for four decades, beginning when we were one of three sister workshops to the BMI Lehman Engel workshops in New York.

develop

The Incubator at NMI is a workshop/playground for musical theatre.  Whether you’re creating a musical from scratch — or if it’s already underway — we offer a complete process for developing a  musical.

produce

Our New Musicals Initiative is a fund supporting the development of thirty new musicals over the next several seasons.  Separate from the Initiative, we produce world premiere musicals on our own, and also partner with producers all across the country.

coming next:

Conference NMI 2014 logoThe fifth biennial conference for musical theatre writers takes place July 18-20 at the NoHo Arts Center.  

Check out the great panels and panelists!  Bonus: pitch YOUR musical to producers across the country.

conference info

486_TopThe Musical Theatre Summer Boot Camp courses include Outlining Lab, Book Lab, studying the book BEATING BROADWAY, and a special camp for kids: The Golden Age of Musical Theatre!

info on classes

493_TopJuly 15deadline for the Search for New Musicals.  All submissions receive critical feedback, and are automatically entered into a contest to win a concert reading in Los Angeles.

submit your musical

WW CoreWe are now enrolling for the Core Curriculum: a collaborative course for bookwriters, lyricists, and composers.  All are invited to attend the September 13 & 14 sessions and get assigned to a team for a trial run.

more info

testimonials about us from Broadway writers

jeff marxI couldn’t be more impressed with the folks at New Musicals Inc. They are dramaturgs, coaches, and teachers of the greatest, highest caliber. The feedback they’ll offer you on your work is astonishingly insightful and detailed. I was amazed to find this level of professionalism and intelligence about musical theater outside of NYC. You can take or leave, of course, anything they say, but when they critiqued a project I wrote there, I found 90% of their feedback right on the money and incredibly helpful, and the project I was working on there grew by leaps and bounds because of their input. I highly, highly recommend getting their input on your new musical projects. Their teeth are sharp as sharks’, but they don’t bite.

Jeff Marx (co-creator of Avenue Q)

hunter foster Thanks again for all of your help in the on going journey which is Clyde ‘N Bonnie : A Folktale. Your critiques are very detailed and you’ve presented us with lots of possibilities for rewrites that reflect a more, intellectual approach.  You provide a wonderful service to those up and coming writers of musical theater. There are very few places to go to learn how to write in this art form. And as you know….it ain’t easy.

Hunter Foster & Rick Crom (Clyde 'n Bonnie)

marc hollmanI recently had the pleasure of working with New Musicals Inc. on a reading of THE GROUCH’S DAUGHTER, my new musical co-written with Jack Helbig.  NMI staff member Elise Dewsberry served as both dramaturg and director, and in our years of working on this show, no one person has been as helpful to us as she was.  Prior to the reading, we received a set of notes that were as thoughtful as they were thorough.  NMI’s suggestions led to a rewrite that greatly helped me shape the show and refine its style.  I’m deeply impressed with the care and intelligence of their creative input, and would not hesitate to work with NMI again.

Mark Hollmann (Urinetown)

Steve_Cuden,_Jekyll_&_Hyde_Back_on_BroadwayIt’s incredible what these guys can do to help a new musical.  They are nurturing and supportive, and they help writers and producers conceive, develop, write, and produce dynamic, stage-worthy new musicals.  I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Steve Cuden (co-creator, Jekyll & Hyde)