Former National Alliance for Musical Theatre executive director Kathy Evans created the retreat, which welcomed its first group of writers during summer 2011.
Eighteen writers, developing nine new musicals, will gather for individual week-long residencies throughout July and August. Panelists who selected the 2013 works include Mara Isaacs (McCarter Theatre), Donna Lynn Hilton (Goodspeed Musicals) and Kent Nicholson (Playwrights Horizons).
The selected writing teams and musicals follow:
Peter and the Wall by Timothy Huang. Underwritten by The Dramatists Guild Fund.
Unbound by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk. Underwritten by The ASCAP Foundation.
Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo! by Joe Iconis, Jason Williams and Lance Rubin. Underwritten by Jeff Zadroga, in honor of Frederick Adams Farrar II.
Catch by Rob Shapiro. Underwritten by Alec Stais and Elissa Burke.
Alice Bliss by Jenny Giering, Laura Harrington and Adam Gwon. Underwritten by Stacey Mindich Productions.
Family Album by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Underwritten by Brian Hargrove and David Hyde Pierce.
Ladykillers by Patricia Cotter and Lori Scarlett. Underwritten in part by Peter Risafi and Rick Farrar.
Noir by Kyle Jarrow and Duncan Sheik. Underwritten by Stacey Mindich Productions.