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Works from David H. Bell, Scott Murphy, Georgia Stitt, et al. Set for NAMT Festival of New Musicals

Georgia Stitt
Georgia Stitt

The lineup for the 2010 National Alliance for Musical Theater’s Festival of New Musicals is set, according to a report in Variety. The event will be offered October 21-22 in New York at a venue to be announced.

The schedule will include a musical adaptation of the movie Heartbreakers, written by Robert Cary, Benjamin Feldman and David Gursky; Will Aronson and Daniel Mate’s The Trouble With Doug, about a man who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a slug; John Jiler and Georgia Stitt’s Big Red Sun, which is a post-World War II tale about a teen boy who discovers a family secret; and The Bowery Boys, by David H. Bell, Jeremy Cohen and Aaron Thielen, which centers on a 19th-century gang of street kids who attempt to to reunite a young English girl with her grandfather.

Other pieces to be showcased in the event are Nathan Christensen and Scott Murphy’s adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver; Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Alan Stevens Hewitt and Tim Maner’s musical about murderess Lizzie Borden; the jazz-fueled Play It Cool; and Scott Ethier and Jeff Huges’ look at the months leading up to Rosa Parks’ bus ride, Red Clay.

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