Pinkins ( Caroline, or Change), Friedman ( Ragtime), Vanessa Ray ( Hair), Katrina Diderickson ( Pregnancy Pact), Olli Haaskivi ( Bernice Bobs Her Hair) join the cast of Sleeping Beauty Wakes by Groovelily band members Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda.
Butler ( Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray) is the latest cast member to join Kirsten Childs' Funked Up Fairy Tales, while Chester Gregory ( Sister Act), Bryce Pinkham ( Ghost) and Michael Winther ( 33 Variations) have been cast in the Justin Levine musical Bonfire Night.
The Ben Clark-Beth Turcotte musical The Circus in Winter has added Rachael Ferrara ( Amazing Grace) and Steve Routman ( The Shaggs) to its cast; Nicolette Hart ( Rent) joins the cast of Bleeding Love by Jason Schafer, Arthur Lafrentz Bacon and Harris Doran; and Wayne Wilcox ( Chaplin), Adam Heller ( Elf) and Carrie Cimma ( Lizzie Borden) will be part of Triangle by Curtis Moore, Thomas Mizer and Joshua Sher.
Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter's musical Nobody Loves You has added Carla Duren ( 110 in the Shade); and Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis' musical Southern Comfort welcomes Erik Lochtefeld ( Metamorphoses) to its cast.
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.
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