The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has revealed the slate of directors and choreographers for the 31st annual Festival of New Musicals, which takes place October 24–25 at New World Stages.
The industry-only event showcases 45-minute concert adaptations of new musicals in the final stages of development for producers and artists from around the world, helping them to find future life and development at regional theatres across the U.S. and the globe.
Sarna Lapine, who helmed the recent Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park With George, will direct Lautrec at the St. James, the new musical by composer Julianne Wick Davis and librettist John Dietrich. Charity Wicks will serve as music director.
NAMT has also announced participants in the 2019 Festival Observership for Early-Career Directors. They include Britt Berke, Brittany Coyne, Rachel Dilliplane, Ryan Dobrin, Sarah Hartmann, Kemar Jewel, Dominique Rider, and Ricardo Vazquez.