The Alhadeffs, who are also NAMT members, are partners in Junkyard Dog Productions. The pledge coincides with the 1,000th performance of Memphis on Broadway March 14. The grant matches a five-year leadership pledge from Satcey Mindich.
NAMT's Fund for New Musicals helps not-for-profit member theatres support the development of new works from writer residencies through workshops and on to full production. The 2012 grantees will be announced in April.
"We are very grateful for the stability this pledge affords the National Fund for New Musicals," NAMT executive director Betsy King Militello said in a statement. "We want to continue to grow the Fund’s granting capacity to support our members as they work to advance the musical canon."
Musicals previously presented in NAMT's Festival of New Musicals include Ordinary Days, The Memory Show, See Rock City…, Vanities, Dangerous Beauty, Emma, The Gypsy King, The Story of My Life, Tinyard Hill, The Drowsy Chaperone, Thoroughly Modern Millie, I Love You Because, Songs for A New World, Striking 12, Summer of '42, Ace, Children of Eden, Harold and Maude, Honk! and Meet John Doe.
To apply, visit NAMT.