RHINEBECK, N.Y.: The Rhinebeck Writers Retreat has announced the 19 writers and nineÂ new musicals selected for its annual summer development program. The writing teams will each have a week-long residency in a private home in the Hudson Valley. Transportation and food is provided, and each of the teams will receive a $500 stipend.
The nineÂ musicals were selected from a pool of 113 applications by a panel of new musical experts. The panel included Kent Nicholson, Donna Lynn Hilton, Kurt Deutsch, Jason Eagan, Mara Isaacs, Darrah Cloud, and Robert Zukerman.
First up will be Mark Sonnenblickâ€™s Devotion (July 2-9).
Next will be Patricia Cotter, John Copeland, Ingrid Elizabeth, and Tylan Greensteinâ€™s Mrs. Nash (July 9-16).
Following will be Jenny Giering and Sean Barryâ€™s What We Leave Behind (July 16-23).
The following week will be Brett Ryback and Eric Ulloaâ€™s Passing Through (July 23-30).
Next up will be Seven Broken Hearts, by Jeff Talbott and Will Van Dyke (July 30-Aug. 6).
The lineup will continue with Ben Bonnema and Christopher Staskelâ€™s One Way (Aug. 6-13).
Following will be Saving Amelia (Aug. 13-20), by Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.
Next will be The Seven Who Were Hanged (Aug. 20-27), by Kate Douglas and Shayfer James.
The final musical of the summer program will be Chris Miller and Nathan Tysenâ€™s Eric Hermannsonâ€™s Soul (Aug. 27-Sept. 3).