Duncan Sheik, Kyle Jarrow, Andrea Daly, more headline THE 46th MINUTE, launching NAMT’s FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS

National Alliance for Musical Theatre

to present

 

The 46th Minute

A Musical Concert Hosted by Julia Mattison

Directed by Amy Corcoran

 

Featuring Performances Duncan Sheik, Kyle Jarrow, Andrea Daly, Jackson DoranPostell Pringle, Home by Hovercraft, Lilli Cooper

Raymond LeeKelvin Moon Loh, Emily Padgett,

Taylor Trensch, and Lauren Worsham

 

October 14, 2015 at New World Stages

New York – October 5, 2015 – National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) is thrilled to kick off the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. Hosted by Julia Mattison (Broadway’s Godspell)The 46th Minute takes place at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street) on October 14th, 2015 at 6:30pm. The one hour concert is open to the public and the ticket price ranges from $27 – $32. They can be purchased by visiting namt.org/concertTelecharge.com or by calling (212)239- 6200.

With a full-length musical condensed to 45 minutes for the Festival, there are bound to be terrific songs left on the cutting room floor.The 46th Minute features these songs from the musicals in this year’s by Andrea Daly & Jeff Bienstock; Daryl Lisa Fazio & Aaron McAllister; Shawn & Seth Magill; Rebekah Greer Melocik & Jacob Yandura; Timothy Huang; The Q Brothers; Duncan Sheik & Kyle Jarrow; and Jeff Talbott & Will Van Dyke. The evening will also feature other original songs by Duncan Sheik (“Avalanche” from his new album Legerdemain), Kyle Jarrow (“Beautiful Monster” with Sky Pony), Andrea Daly (“Know I’m Yours”) and Home by Hovercraft (“Glide”).

Performers includes Duncan Sheik, Kyle Jarrow, Andrea Daly, Jackson DoranPostell Pringle, Home by Hovercraft, Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening, Wicked), Raymond Lee (Encore’s The Wild Party), Kelvin Moon Loh (LCT’s The King and I), Emily Padgett (Side Show), Taylor Trensch (Matilda, Curious Incident), Lauren Worsham (Gentleman’s Guide…), and more.

The 46th Minute will be directed by Amy Corcoran, Stage Managed by Chris “Waffles” Wathen and produced for NAMT byBranden Huldeen with Karin Nilo.

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre, founded in 1985, is a national service organization dedicated exclusively to musical theatre. Their mission is to advance musical theatre by nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new musicals, and to provide a forum for musical theatre professionals to share resources and exchange information. Our 200 members, located throughout 34 states and abroad, are some of the leading producers of musical theatre in the world and include theatres, presenting organizations, higher education programs and individual producers. Among the 228 musicals launched by NAMT’s annual Festival of New Musicals are Thoroughly Modern Millie, Children of Eden, Honk!, The Drowsy Chaperone, It Shoulda Been You, Songs for a New World, I Love You Because, Striking 12, Vanities, Ordinary Days and many others, representing 420 writers.

 

NAMT’s FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS is the cornerstone of NAMT’s mission to nurture the creation, development and production of new musicals.  The Festival highlights eight musicals in 45-minute presentations before an audience of over 600 industry professionals. In the short run, the Festival’s goal is to connect producers with writers, so that their shows can continue their development trajectory. The long-term goal is to expand the musical theatre repertoire, bringing new musical theatre to thousands of audience members around the world.

 

NAMT thanks the following foundations, government agencies and organizations for their ongoing support of our programs:  Anonymous, ABE Charitable Foundation, The Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation, The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York Creative Space Grant, ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund, BMI Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, Friars Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, The Noël Coward Foundation, The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation, Stacey Mindich Productions and The Shubert Foundation.

For more information on the Festival and National Alliance for Musical Theatre please visit namt.org.

Tulis McCall

Author: Tulis McCall

For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand. And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be. I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.

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