PHOTO CALL: Sutton Foster, Kerry Butler, Lauren Molina, Chester Gregory, Santino Fontana and More in NAMT Fest of New Musicals
By Krissie Fullerton
19 Oct 2012
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals, featuring performances by Tony winners Sutton Foster and Tonya Pinkins, as well as Kerry Butler, Robin DeJesus, Chester Gregory and Santino Fontana, appeared 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. For full information on the shows in the festival, check out the Playbill.com story.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.