NYTW Plans to Produce Off-Broadway Musical Revival Concert Series

News   NYTW Plans to Produce Off-Broadway Musical Revival Concert Series James C. Nicola, artistic director of the New York Theater Workshop, has announced plans to present a series of concerts of previously produced Off-Broadway musicals.

Similar to the City Center Encores! series — which offers great American musicals in concert form — the plan is to produce three shows per season, starting next fall, in low-tech (no set) concert versions.

"We could go for decades and never run out of interesting things, particularly if you're not too terribly rigid about defining Off-Broadway," Nicola told The New York Times.

Al Carmines and Maria Irene Fornes' Promenade (1969) as well as Doug Dyer, Gretchen Cryer and Peter Link's Iphigenia in Concert (1971) have been mentioned as titles to launch the series.

Works by Nancy Ford and the team of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt are also being considered. The Times reports Doug Wright, Michael Greif and James Lapine have expressed interest in participating in the new series.

"I'm also hoping it would be a breeding ground for revised versions of things that maybe in the moment didn't find their final form," added Nicola. For more information on the New York Theatre Workshop, visit nytw.org.