New Musical Submissions – Manhattan Theatre Mission

WHO: Manhattan Theatre Mission

SEEKING: The Manhattan Theatre Mission is accepting submissions for our Festival of New Musicals.

REQUIREMENTS: Submissions must include:
*A Brief Cover Letter from the Playwright/Composer/Lyricist. Your cover letter should introduce yourselves and give us some insight into how your play came about. Please also address specific technical requirements should the play be produced in its entirety.
*A Brief Synopsis of the entire play.
*A 20 minute selection of material from the script. Excerpts may be chronological, or a selection of scenes. At least 2 songs should be submitted in selected material. Please include links or attachments of recordings and/or sheet music. Submissions with lyrics only will not be considered.

Up to 5 shows will be selected for Staged Readings of their submission in New York City. Several Awards will be given to those selected. The First Place Musical will be produced in its entirety by the Manhattan Theatre Mission in its following season.

*All submissions must be unpublished, original works.

WHEN: Submission deadline is May 1st. Those who are admitted into the festival will need to submit the entire script by September 1st for judging.


HOW TO APPLY: Please send all materials to:, with the subject: New Musical Submission.

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