Several GMTWP alums had their new musicals featured in NAMT's 31st Annual Festival of New Musical. Of the eight new musicals selected out of 219 blind submissions, five were written by GMTWP alums:
- Iron John: an american ghost story with music and book by Jacinth Greywoode & lyrics and book by Rebecca Hart (both Cycle 27)
- Lautrec at the St. James with music by Julianne Wick Davis (Faculty and Cycle 16 alum) & book and lyrics by John Dietrich (Cycle 22)
- One Way with music and book by Ben Bonnema & lyrics and book by Christopher Staskel (both Cycle 21)
- Simon & Jorge Pay Their Student Loans with book, music, & lyrics by Jesse Gage
- Teeth with book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson & music by Anna K. Jacobs
Now in its 31st year, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals attracts theatre producers from around the world for this industry-only event to discover eight new musicals presented in 45-minute concert presentations over two days. All production costs are underwritten by NAMT, at no cost to the writing teams. As a non-profit organization, NAMT funds the Festival entirely through donations, sponsorships and contributions.
The Festival has introduced musical theatre producers to 260 musicals and 491 writers from around the world. As a direct result of the Festival of New Musicals, more than 85% of the musicals presented have gone on to subsequent readings, workshops, productions, tours, been licensed, and/or recorded on cast albums. Some past Festival shows include The Ballad of Klook and Vinette, Benny & Joon, Come From Away, Darling Grenadine, The Drowsy Chaperone, Gun & Powder, It Shoulda Been You, Lempicka, Ordinary Days, Striking 12 and Thoroughly Modern Millie, among many others.