Goodspeed's Festival of New Musicals


The Peculiar Tale Of The Prince Of Bohemia And The Society Of Desperate Victorians will kick off The 14th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals in January 2019.

With book and lyrics by Becca Anderson and Dan Marshall and music by Julian Blackmore, the show is based on a series of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.

When Prince Florizel learns that his father the King of Bohemia is dead, he seeks to escape the throne. He and his chaperone Colonel Geraldine are invited to join a secret society - The Suicide Club. Club members play a deadly card game nightly with higher stakes than the Prince has ever known. Realizing the deck is stacked against them, the Prince and Geraldine become inextricably linked to the club's members in this darkly hilarious new musical.

For more information about the festival and the show, CLICK HERE.

The Suicide Club

We recently had a star-studded private reading of The Suicide Club directed by Scott Ebersold at Michiko Studios in Manhattan. We're excited to keep moving this show forward, and hearing the latest draft with a slew of talented actors in the roles was a delight. We can't wait to share this show with the public soon!

Speed Dating

A.B.M. Musicals was selected to attend an upcoming Writer-Producer Speed Date facilitated by Theatre Resources Unlimited.

Becca Anderson and Julian Blackmore will be attending and pitching their holiday musical SNOW WAY OUT (written with Dan Marshall). We are grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to meeting the other writers and producers who will be in attendance.

In SNOW WAY OUT, four strangers rent a rustic cabin each hoping for a solitary holiday. Blair, heavily pregnant, is trying to avoid her parents. Divorcee Charlie didn’t get invited to Christmas this year. Sherry, a pantheistic new-age spiritualist only wants to be with the ashes of her beloved Roger. And Colin, a product of the foster care system, always spends Christmas alone. But everyone’s antisocial plans are frozen when an AirBnB glitch and unforeseen blizzard leave them trapped in the same cabin. They have to overcome differences and work together if they want to get the Christmas they were hoping for.

SNOW WAY OUT is an off-beat, 4-actor, 90-minute holiday comedy performed on a unit set with a small band (piano, drums, bass & wind). It’s great for date nights, office parties, and audiences seeking holiday entertainment that isn’t aimed at children. A relentlessly tuneful pop score pairs up with a side-splitting, farcical book and snappy lyrics by an award-winning creative team.

A blackout, holiday spirits, and mysterious body bag converge to prove that even if you do escape your family, no one escapes Christmas. There’s SNOW WAY OUT!

Snow Way Out reading at the York Theatre Company

A.B.M. and Thomas Caruso, were lucky enough to have a fantastic public reading of Snow Way Out at the York Theatre Company in December. 

The 90 minute 4 character musical closed out the 2016 Developmental Reading Series and starred Max Crumm, Lesli Margherita, Lance Rubin, and Aneesh Sheth and had music direction by Kevin David Thomas. Zachary Eldridge was on the drums. 

It was thrilling to hear the show performed by such an incredible cast of all-stars and to get feedback from a live audience for this new piece.

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Academia Nuts named Best New Musical at NYMF 2014

We are thrilled to share that our musical Academia Nuts was named the Play By Play Best New Musical at the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Our fabulous director Thomas Caruso was awarded the prize for Excellence in Direction, our actors Jennifer Simard and Alyse Alan Louis won awards for their performances, and the writing team received Honorable Mention in the categories of Excellence in Writing (Book) and Excellence in Writing (Lyrics).

Congratulations to all the winners! A full list can be found here.

Academia Nuts wraps up sold-out run at NYMF

Alyse Alan Louis as Maggie and Khris Davis as Tyler. Photo by Micha Joel.

Alyse Alan Louis as Maggie and Khris Davis as Tyler. Photo by Micha Joel.

We finished up our sold out run at NYMF this week. It was an exciting and wonderful experience, and we were thrilled to be a part of the festival and this production. Rehearsing, rewriting, and producing were a workout and a blessing.

Thank you to The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation, the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust, and the Kevin Spacey Foundation: America for support Academia Nuts. We could never have put the show up without these generous organizations that care about and foster the arts.

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jennifer Simard, and more starring in Academia Nuts at NYMF 2014

Our full cast and creative team have been announced, and we couldn't be more pleased!

Rehearsals have begun, and the cast is doing an amazing job with the material already. We are thrilled and humbled by all of the talent involved with Academia Nuts this summer, and we hope you can come see the show. Tickets go on sale on June 16th!

Click here for all the details and the full cast info!

Academia Nuts selected as 2014 NYMF Next Link show

Academia Nuts has been selected as an official NYMF 2014 Next Link show and will receive a full production this July in New York City!!

Be sure to follow the show on Twitter and like it on Facebook to keep up with all of the most up-to-date news as we dive head first into this amazing project! You can also help make the show happen by donating to NYMF and earmarking your donation for Academia Nuts! Just be sure to select us on the scrolldown menu labeled "earmark your donation."

For more info on NYMF and Next Link, check out the links below. article article

NYMF website