For more than a decade, Bound for Broadway has been letting audiences know about some of the best new shows currently in development for debut on the Great White Way. In past years, we've given you sneak peeks at shows like Next to Normal, Avenue Q and The Drowsy Chaperone.
This year host Liz Callaway will interview the writers of five new shows, who will share selections from their work. A selection of songs will be performed by a phenomenal cast that includes Barbara Walsh (Falsettos, Company), Stephen Bogardus (Man of La Mancha), Ken Marks (Spider-Man, Hairspray), Adam Overett (The Light in the Piazza), Jeremy Morse, Jason “SweetTooth” Williams and many others.
The Great American Mousical
Book by Hunter Bell; music by Zina Goldrich; lyrics by Marcy Heisler
This affectionate spoof of life in the theater is based on a book by Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton. Lyricist Marcy Heisler is the 2012 winner of the prestigious Ed Kleban Award for Outstanding Lyricist.
Book and lyrics by David Javerbaum; music by Brendan Millburn
Watt?!? is a rock musical telling the heroic true story of James Watt, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Interior, who opened millions of acres of federal land for exploitation, banned the Beach Boys from July 4th festivities, and was ultimately fired for referring to a five-person panel as “a black, two Jews, a woman and a cripple.”
The Dogs of Pripyat
Book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and Leah Napolin; music by Aron Accurso
Based on “The Dogs of Pripyat” by Leah Napolin, this is the story of dogs left behind after the Chernobyl meltdown.
Murder For Two
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair; book and music by Joe Kinosian
In this 2-actor murder mystery, two pianists play all the roles.
Book by Patricia Cotter; lyrics by Jason Rhyne; music by Stephen Wiener
Rocket Science is based on a film about a high school student with a stutter who joins the debate team.