De Jesus ( In the Heights and La Cage aux Folles) and Stiles ( Into the Woods) will join William Ryall ( Chaplin) for the Jason Schafer-Arthur Lafrentz Bacon-Harris Doran musical Bleeding Love; while Fontana ( Cinderella), along with Chris Hoch ( La Cage aux Folles) and Wade McCollum ( Triassic Parq), are cast in the Justin Levine musical Bonfire Night.
Ben Clark and Beth Turcotte's musical The Circus in Winter will feature Kate Rockwell ( Bring It On!), Marie-France Arcilla ( Working), Emily Behny ( Beauty and the Beast), Derrick Cobey ( The Scottsboro Boys), Jonathan Jensen, Corey Mach ( Godspell) and Jen Noble ( Ghost).
Molina ( Marry Me A Little), Adam Kantor ( Rent), Nicole Lewis ( Hair), Heath Calvert ( Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Kelsey Kurz ( The Merchant of Venice), Asmeret Ghebremichael ( The Book of Mormon), Phoebe Strole ( Spring Awakening) and Etai Ben Shlomo ( Wicked) will be part of Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter's Nobody Loves You.
Emmy and Academy Award nominee Annette O'Toole ("A Might Wind"), Jeff McCarthy ( Urinetown), Natalie Joy Johnson ( Legally Blonde), Robin Skye ( Parade), Allison Briner ( Mamma Mia!), Lizzie Hagstedt ( Sweeney Todd), Joel Waggoner, Randy Redd ( War Horse) and Andy Taylor ( Once) will join the cast of Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis' musical Southern Comfort. NAMT has also announced that Rebecca Taichman ( Milk Like Sugar) will direct Sleeping Beauty Wakes; and Meredith McDonough will stage Triangle. The musical directors will be Brad Haak and James Sampliner, respectively.
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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