A host of Broadway favorites — including Hunter Foster, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Terrence Mann, Will Chase, Julia Murney, Billy Porter and Michael Rupert — will be featured in the festival, which is held Sept. 25-26 at Dodger Stages.
The eight selected musicals, which were culled from more than 100 applicants, follow.
•Ace by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker; directed by Steven Minning; starring Christiane Noll
•The Funkentine Rapture by Lee Summers and Ben Blake; directed by Summers; starring Billy Porter and Marva Hicks •I Love You Because by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman; directed by Daniel Kutner; starring Stephanie D'Abruzzo
•A Little Princess by Brian Crawley and Andrew Lippa; directed by Susan H. Schulman; starring Will Chase and Julia Murney
•Meet John Doe by Andrew Gerle, Eddie Sugarman and Matt August; directed by Joe Calarco; starring Donna Lynne Champlin and Michael Rupert
•Party Come Here by Daniel Goldfarb and David Kirshenbaum; directed by Lonny Price; starring Fyvush Finkel, Hunter Foster and Terrence Mann
•River's End by Cheri Coons and Chuck Larkin; directed by Lee Sankowich; starring Matt Farnsworth and Jodie Langel
Since its inception in 1989, the NAMT Festival has presented more than 170 musicals, including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Princesses, Honk!, Songs for a New World, Summer of '42 and The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin.
Admission to the Festival is by invitation only.