Next Generation New Musicals Weekend - 2017

In April 2017, Pittsburgh CLO welcomed over 50 artists to the Next Generation New Musicals Weekend, a scaled-down version of 2018's upcoming Festival of New Musicals. After a week of rehearsals and revision, four musicals -- three brand-new and one reimagined -- were presented to an audience of invited guests. In addition to the reading presentations, guests were invited to join CLO artists and staff at a New Musicals Boot Camp, post-show discussions, and a Songwriters' Showcase kickoff event.

Featured Musicals


JUST BETWEEN THE ALL OF US
Commissioned & Developed through support from Pittsburgh CLO’s EQT Commissioning Fund

By Kellen Blair, Sarah Ziegler Blair & David Christensen
Directed by Van Kaplan
Music Direction by Dan Green

UP AND AWAY: THE ASTONISHING, AMAZING, ABSOLUTELY TRUE TALE OF THE INCREDIBLE J. JESSUP (AND HIS BROTHER)
By Kevin Hammonds & Kristin Bair
Directed by Marlo Hunter
Music Direction by Douglas Levine

POOL BOY
With Support from Pittsburgh CLO’s EQT Commissioning Fund

By Niko Tsakalakos & Janet Allard
Directed by Mia Walker
Music Direction by Emily Marshall

XANADU - Reduced-Cast Reimagining
By Douglas Carter Beane, Jeff Lynne & John Farrar
Directed by Kate Galvin
Music Direction by Catie Brown

Javier Manente, Connor McCanlus, Zach Miller, Dan Green, Amanda Pulcini, Luke Halferty, Van Kaplan, Kellen Blair, Sarah Ziegler Blair, Michael Sullivan, David Christensen. Photo by Matt Polk.

David Toole, Maggie Carr. CLO New Musicals Weekend 2017 - XANADU. Photo by Matt Polk.

Katie Sexton, Ashton Guthrie, Allie York, Michael Sullivan, Jenny Malarkey, Jonathan Blake Flemings. Photo by Matt Polk.

Kevin Hammonds, Douglas Levine, Ashton Guthrie, Erika Strasburg, Marlo Hunter, Taylor Kellas Warren, Stephanie Kane, Kristin Bair, Wendy Vandergrift, Christine Laitta, Quinn Patrick Shannon. Photo by Matt Polk.

Quinn Patrick Shannon. Photo by Pittsburgh CLO.

Natalie Hatcher, Connor McCanlus. Photo by Matt Polk.

Lisa Ann Goldsmith, Jeff Gorti, Emily Marshall, Jarrad Biron Green, Niko Tsakalakos, Janet Allard, Katie Sexton, Gavan Pamer, Mia Walker. Photo by Matt Polk.

Niko Tsakalakos, Katie Sexton. Photo by Matt Polk.

Catie Brown, Tim Brady, Kate Galvin, Drew Leigh Williams, Julia Smolka, Reed Allen Worth, Maggie Carr, Jeff Howell, Julianne Avolio, David Toole, Caroline Nicolian. Photo by Matt Polk

William M. Lambert. Photo by Matt Polk.

Kate Galvin, Olivia OConnor. Photo by Matt Polk.

CLO New Musicals Weekend. Photo by Pittsburgh CLO.

CLO New Musicals Weekend. Photo by Pittsburgh CLO.