Public, CTG receive coin for new musicals

The National Alliance for Musical Theater has handed out 15 grants from the org’s National Fund for New Musicals, disbursing coin tallying $62,000 to legit troupes including Gotham’s Public Theater and L.A.’s Center Theater Group.

CTG scores one of three production grants, each coming in between $10,000 and $15,000, to support a new show from Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, “Los Otros.” The Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich, Conn., took one for Sean Hartley’s “Snow” and Vermont’s Weston Playhouse got the third for Jenny Giering and Sean Barry’s “Saint-Ex.”

Among the recipients of the year’s five development grants for workshops or readings, each between $2,500 and $5,000, were the Public for Seth Bockley and Gabriel Kahane’s “February House,” CAP 21 for Dan Collins’ and Julianne Wick Davis’ “Southern Comfort” and the La Jolla Playhouse for “The Life of John Birch” by Mark Bennett and Keith Bunin.

Meanwhile, seven companies received grants $1,000 for writer residencies, including Playwrights Horizons, also for the scribes of “Southern Comfort.”

Latest round of coin reps the fund’s third year. NAMT also runs its annual industry showcase, the Festival of New Musical, every fall in Gotham.

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