Hunter Foster
Hunter Foster
(© David Gordon)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival has announced the individuals selected to serve as the Grand Jury of this year's Next Link project — a program empowering emerging musical-theater writing teams. NYMF has also extended the submission deadline for the Next Link Project to midnight on Monday, November 11.

This year's jury will include Abrams Artists agent Beth Blickers, actress Donna Lynne Champlin, actor Hunter Foster, composer and lyricist Amanda Green, director Thomas Kail, associate producer of the Old Globe Eric Louie, director and choreographer Josh Prince, actor and writer Tony Sheldon, Grammy-winning composer Lucy Simon, and two-time Tony Award-winning actor Michael Cerveris.

Next Link Project participants receive a subsidized production slot at NYMF 2014, dramaturgical support, and access to seminars, workshops, and networking events. NYMF provides a launching pad for the next generation of musicals and their creators.