ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT, a delicious new family musical from the Chicago writing team George Howe and Frances Limoncelli, is based on the award-winning children's book by Laurie Keller about a lovable chocolate-frosted doughnut with rainbow sprinkles. ARNIE is the happiest pastry at the Downtown Bakery when he is taken home by his new owner. But when mild-mannered Mr. Bing tries to eat the unsuspecting Arnie, both are in for the surprise of their lives! Parents and kids made ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT an instant classic when it premiered at the Lifeline Theatre in Chicago in 2011. ARNIE was selected from among hundreds of applicants nationwide and joins an impressive roster one of ten official selections of the New York Musical Theatre Festival's 2012 Next Link Project.