Joe DiPietro and Nancy Opel to Co-Host NAMT Songwriters Showcase

By Adam Hetrick
13 Sep 2012

Tony Award-winning Memphis writer Joe DiPietro and Tony-nominated actress Nancy Opel (Memphis, Urinetown) will co-host the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Songwriters Showcase in October at New World Stages.



Presented Oct. 12 from 1:20-2:30 PM at New World Stages in midtown Manhattan, the concert will give audiences a taste of musicals that have been developed through NAMT's member theatres.

The musicals include Amazing Grace (book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron; music and lyrics by Christopher Smith); Careless Love (by Ryan Dunkin); First Date (book by Austin Winsberg; music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner); Fly By Night (conceived by Kim Rosenstock; written by Rosenstock Will Connolly and Michael Mitnick); Harmony, Kansas (book and lyrics by Bill Nelson; music by Anna K. Jacobs); The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes (book and lyrics by Christopher Dimond; music by Michael Kooman); and Who's Your Baghdaddy? (by Marshall Pailet and A.D. Penedo).

Presented Oct. 11-12 at New World Stages, NAMT invites industry members from across the country and around the world to attend the two-day event that showcases 45-minute presentations of eight new musicals. Betsy King Militello is the executive director of NAMT, which is presenting its 24th annual festival.

As previously reported, Tony Award nominee Robin De Jesus, Santino Fontana, Sarah Stiles, Alysha Umphress, Lauren Molina and Annette O'Toole are among the actors who will appear in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals. Read more about it here.

For more information visit NAMT.