Michael Cerveris is on the 2018 NYMF grand jury for the Next Link Project.
Michael Cerveris is on the 2018 NYMF grand jury for the Next Link Project.
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The New York Musical Festival has announced an extension of the deadline for submissions for the 2018 New Link Project to Wednesday, November 8, at 11:59pm EST. This is an extension of one week from the previously announced deadline of Wednesday, November 1 at 11:59pm EST.

The project is open to any writer, produced or unproduced, with or without agency representation. Next Link shows receive entrepreneurial training, networking opportunities, and dramaturgical support, culminating in a subsidized production at the festival. To submit a show, you must have a finished script and at least 75% of the songs recorded. All entries undergo double-blind evaluations by members of NYMF's reading committee, with finalists reviewed by a grand jury of industry professionals. Approximately 10 shows are chosen each year.

The 2018 NYMF grand jury will include Michael Cerveris, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jane Dubin, Anika Chapin, West Hyler, Jenny Koons, Lorin Latarro, Jonathan McCrory, Daniella Topol, Jack Phillips Moore, Saheem Ali, Natasha Sinha, Katie Gamelli, and Sergio Trujillo.