NAMT Lines Up Sam Buntrock, Jerry Dixon and Rebecca Taichman as Directors
By Adam Hetrick
Tony-nominated director Sam Buntrock, Jerry Dixon and Rebecca Taichman will stage new musicals presented during the National Alliance for Musical Theatre's Festival of New Musicals this fall in Manhattan.
Buntrock, who staged the acclaimed Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park With George, will direct the Justin Levine musical Bonfire Night, which will have musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby (Spider-Man, Spring Awakening).
Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis' Southern Comfort will be staged by Tom Caruso, with Emily Otto as musical director.
Jerry Dixon, who appeared in Kirsten Childs' The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, will stage Childs' latest musical, Funked Up Fairy Tales, with musical direction by Steve Marzullo.
Triangle, the new musical by Curtis Moore, Thomas Mizer and Joshua Scher, will be directed by Meredith McDonough; while Rebecca Taichman (Milk Like Sugar) will stage the new Groovelily musical Sleeping Beauty Wakes, by Rachel Sheinkin, Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda.
Michelle Tattenbaum, who staged the Old Globe world premiere of Itamar Moses and Gaby Alter's Nobody Loves You, will return to direct the NAMT presentation of that musical.
Creative duties for the musicals Bleeding Love and The Circus in Winter will be announced shortly.
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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