According to press notes, Hot Mess in Manhattan is billed as a high-heeled, low-brow musical comedy following one 20-something woman trying to conquer the big city the only way she knows how: the Way of Carrie Bradshaw. Armed with a score featuring a dozen of musical theater's hottest new composers and one worn-out pair of Blahniks, she confronts her greatest fear: if 'Sex and the City' lied, then what's to become of a Hot Mess in Manhattan?" Paul Shaffer of Late Night with David Letterman has dubbed Hot Mess In Manhattan "hilarious... and with musical perfection".
As previously announced, the score of Hot Mess in Manhattan includes contributions from 14 of New York's hottest emerging musical theatre writers, including Adam Gwon (2008 Fred Ebb Award Winner, Ordinary Days, The Boy Detective Fails), Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk (Henry & Mudge, The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown), Ryan Scott Oliver(Richard Rodgers Award, Playwrights Horizons' Mrs. Sharp), Julianne Wick Davis (2012 Larson Award Winner; Southern Comfort, Wood), Gaby Alter (Band Geeks, 2008 Larson Award Winner), Nick Blaemire (Glory Days), Sam Carner & Derek Gregor (Richard Rodgers Award, Unlock'd), Ryan Cunningham & Joshua Salzman (I Love You Because), Drew Gasparini (Crazy, Just Like Me), Michael Mahler (How Can You Run with a Shell on Your Back?), and Keith Varney (I Got Fired!). Oliver, Gwon, & Alter each received MAC Award nominations for Best Song for their contributions to previous incarnations of Hot Mess In Manhattan.