New Works Festival Timeline


Book & lyrics by Joe DiPietro

Music & additional lyrics by David Bryan

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2004   

North Shore Music Theatre, MA 2004  

La Jolla Playhouse 2008  

5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle 2009  

Broadway 2009  

Winner of 4 Tony Awards 2010  

National Tour 2011-2013  

West End, London 2014  

4 Olivier award nominations  


The Mistress Cycle

Book & lyrics by Beth Blatt

Music by Jenny Giering

•  Apple Tree Theatre, Chicago 2009


My Ántonia

By Scott Schwartz

Based on the novel by Willa Cather

Original music by Stephen Schwartz

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2004

•  Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura 2008

Baby Taj

By Tanya Shaffer

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2005  



Book by Marsha Norman

Lyrics by Beth Blatt

Music by Jenny Giering

Goodspeed Musicals, CT 2006  


Jerry Christmas

Book by Daniel Goldfarb

Music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Striking 12

Book, music, & lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, & Valerie Vigoda

•  The Old Globe 2003

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2004

•  Off-Broadway 2006

Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia 2007

•  Capitol Repertory Company, Albany 2008

•  SpeakEasy, Boston 2010

•  Waterloo East Theatre, London 2010

•  The Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach 2014

Coyote Creek Flat

By David Ford


The Water

Book & lyrics by Jeffery Hylton

Book by Tim Werenko

Music by Georgia Stitt


Party Come Here

Book by Daniel Goldfarb

Music & lyrics by David Kirshenbaum

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2007



By Chay Yew

The Funkentine Rapture

Book by Lee Summers & Ben Blake

Music & lyrics by Lee Summers


Laughing Without an Accent

Written by Firoozeh Dumas

Developed by David Ford



Book by Tara Smith

Music & lyrics by Scott Alan



By Janet Allard

•  Summer Play Festival, NYC 2007



By Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn, & Valerie Vigoda

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2012

American Klepto

By Allison Moore


Asphalt Beach 

Book by Peter Spears & T.C. Smith

Music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa


Book, lyrics, & music by Paul Gordon

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2007  

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 2008  

Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 2008  

The Old Globe 2011  

Arizona Theatre Company 2012  

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2015  


Big Red Sun

Book by John Jiler

Music & lyrics by Georgia Stitt


The Drunken City

By Adam Bock

•  Playwrights Horizons, NYC 2008

•  Steppenwolf, Chicago 2013


Mezzulah, 1946

By Michele Lowe

•  City Theatre, Pittsburgh 2007

•  Florida Stage 2008


Something’s Wrong with Amandine

Book by Winter Miller

Music by Lance Horne           

The Burnt Part Boys

Book by Mariana Elder

Lyrics by Nathan Tysen

Music by Chris Miller

Vineyard Theatre and Playwrights Horizons, co-production NYC 2009  

Third Street Theatre/West Coast Ensemble, Los Angeles 2013  

These Shining Lives

By Melanie Marnich

CenterStage Baltimore 2008  

Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham, MA 2013  


Writing Arthur (now Finding Arthur…I think.)

Book, music & lyrics by David Austin

Additional story development by Jennifer Maloney



By Bill Cain

•  Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2009

•  Seattle Repertory Theatre 2009

•  Marin Theatre Company 2009

•  Geffen Playhouse 2009

•  Manhattan Theatre Company 2010

•  Arena Stage 2012

•  Victory Gardens Theater 2012

•  Belfry Theatre, Victoria , BC 2014

•  Circa Theatre, New Zealand 2014

•  Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum 2014

•  Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2016

Creating Claire

By Joe DiPietro

Cape Cod Theatre Project 2009  

George Street Playhouse 2010  



Book by Todd Almond

Music & lyrics by Matthew Sweet

Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2010  

Actors Theatre of Louisville 2013  

Center Theatre Group, LA 2015  



By Bess Wohl

•  Pioneer Theatre Company 2009

•  Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011



Book & lyrics by Sam Carner

•  Music by Derek Gregor

•  Prospect Theater Company NYC 2013

The North Pool

By Rajiv Joseph

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2011  

Barrington Stage Company 2012  

Winner of the Glickman Award for Best Play 2011  

Off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre 2013  

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 2014  


The Sparrow and The Birdman

By Raquel Bitton and Chris Smith


Tales from the Bad Years

By Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk


Auctioning the Ainsleys

By Laura Schellhardt

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2010

•  Dog and Pony Theatre, Chicago 2010

•  Theatre 502, Louisville 2013

•  People’s Light, Pennsylvania 2015

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me

Book by Joe DiPietro

Music by Brendan Milburn

Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda

•  Balagan Theatre/Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle 2014

•  George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey 2015



Book & lyrics by Darrah Cloud

Music by Kim D. Sherman

Fly By Night

Conceived by Kim Rosenstock

By Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, & Kim Rosenstock

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2011  

Dallas Theatre Center 2013  

Playwrights Horizon 2014  


Great Wall

Book by Kevin Merritt

Music & lyrics by Kevin So

Variations on a Theme

By Anna Ziegler


How To Write a New Book for the Bible

By Bill Cain

•  Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre, co-production 2011

•  Pacific Theatre, Canadian Premiere 2012

•  South Coast Repertory 2012

•  Round House Theatre 2013

•  Pacific Theatre, Vancouver, BC 2013

•  People’s Light, Pennsylvania 2015


Red Clay

Book & lyrics by Jeff Hughes

Music by Scott Ethier

Little Rock

By Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj 

Passage Theatre, 2014 

Off-Broadway, 2018 •  

The Giver

Book & lyrics by Nathan Christensen

Music by Scott Murphy


Up North

By Joe Tracz


Upright Grand

By Laura Schellhardt

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2012


Wild With Happy

By Colman Domingo

•  Public Theatre, NYC 2012

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2013

•  CenterStage Baltimore 2014


Music by Curtis Moore

Lyrics by Thomas Mizer

Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore, and Joshua Scher

Lyric Theatre, Oklahoma City 2014  

TheatreWorks Mainstage 2015  


The Trouble with Doug

Music by Will Aronson

Lyrics by Daniel Maté

Book by Will Aronson and Daniel Maté

Inspired by Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis

Arts Garage, Delray Beach, FL 2014  


Being Earnest

Music by Paul Gordon and Jay Gruska

Book and Lyrics by Paul Gordon

From the play by Oscar Wilde

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2013


The Loudest Man on Earth

By Catherine Rush

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2013


Sleeping Rough

By Kara Manning

•  Page 73, NYC 2013


Book and Lyrics by James D. Sasser

Music and Lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell

Based on the independent film Cubamor by Joshua Bee Alafia


Gather at the River

By Laura Marks


The Great Pretender

By David West Read

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2014


Mrs. Hughes

Music & Lyrics by Sharon Kenny

Book by Janine Nabers



By Beth Henley

•  Studio Theatre, Washington, D.C. 2015

Norman Rockwell’s America

Book by Lynne Kaufman

Music & Lyrics by Alex Mandel


The Disappearing Man

Music, Lyrics, & Book by Jahn Sood


Describe the Night

By Rajiv Joseph

Alley Theatre 2017  


An Entomologist’s Love Story

By Melissa Ross


tokyo fish story

By Kimber Lee

•  South Coast Repertory 2015

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2016

•  The Old Globe 2016

Marie and Rosetta

By George Brant

Atlantic Theater Company Fall 2016  


The Man in the Ceiling

Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa

Book by Jules Feiffer

Bay Street  Theater 2017   


Man and Beast

By Lynn Rosen


The There There

By Jason Gray Platt



By Suzanne Bradbeer

•  TheatreWorks Mainstage 2016


The Paper Raincoat

(Late night extra)

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Alex Wong, Amber Rubarth, and Devon Copley

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Music & Lyrics by Neil Bartram

Book by Brian Hill


The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Min Kahng

TheatreWorks Main Stage 2017  


Eddie the Marvelous, Who Will Save the World

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses



By Rajiv Joseph

•  Center Theatre Group 2017


I Enter the Valley

By Dipika Guha

My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding

Book & Music by David Hein & Irene Sankoff

Directed by David Leon Lowenstein


Deal with the Dragon

Written & Performed by Kevin Rolston

Developed with & Directed by M. Graham Smith

Tiny Houses

By Stefanie Zadravec

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli


3 Farids

By Ramiz Monsef

Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Past Present Future

By David Stenn

Featuring the songs of the Shangri-Las

Directed by Lisa Peterson


Created & Performed by Jen Jamula & Allison Goldberg

Born in East Berlin

By Rogelio Martinez


Pride and Prejudice

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

Based on the Novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Robert Kelley


They Promised Her The Moon

By Laurel Ollstein

Directed by Giovanna Sardelli


Once upon a rhyme

Book, Lyrics, & Music by Ronvé O’Daniel

Music by Jevares C. Myrick

Director/Story Consultant J Kyle Manzay