Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Gilbert and Sullivan on Wall Street Wins


Search for New Musicals

The 2010 winner of the Academy for New Musical Theatre’s Search for New Musicals is Gilbert and Sullivan on Wall Street, book and lyrics by Charles Veley and music by Arthur Sullivan.

Gilbert and Sullivan on Wall Street is the story of ex-billionaire Wall Street entrepreneur Frederick F. Freemarket, who is about to save the world’s economy, make billions of dollars for his employees, and redeem his good name. So, what could possibly go wrong? This loving homage to the comedies of W.S. Gilbert, set to the music of Arthur Sullivan, is updated to the current stock market crisis.


As the winner of the search, Gilbert and Sullivan on Wall Street will receive a workshop with the Academy Repertory Company, and a concert reading at the Colony Theatre in the 2010-11 series.

Second Prize in ANMT’s Search is The Next Fairy Tale, by Brian Pugach. Imagine the chaos in fairy-tale land when the object of the Prince’s affection turns out to be…another Prince!

Third Prize goes to Stranger To The Muse, book and lyrics by Patrick Gallagher and music by Adam David Cohen. In this musical, an aspiring screenwriter who knows nothing about love but is told he must incorporate it into his screenplay, decides to examine the great philosophical, literary, and cinematic explorations of love – causing the stories to come to life around him.

ANMT is committed to an ongoing search to find and nurture promising new musical theatre.
Past winners of the Search for New Musicals include The Greenbriar Ghost, book by Susan Murray, music and lyrics by Clay Zambo, and The Water, book by Tim Werenko and Jeff Hylton, music by Georgia Stitt.

For more information about ANMT, the Search, or submitting your musical for the next Search, go to ANMT.org.
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