2019-2020 Theatre Season: New Musicals

My favorite new musicals of the 2019-2020 (non-Broadway) theatre season:


SUMMA CUM LAUDE
  1. Waterboy and the Mighty World (Bushwick Starr / Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival)
  2. A Strange Loop (Page 73 @ Playwrights Horizons)
  3. We’re Gonna Die (2ST)
  4. In the Green (LCT3)
  5. Unknown Soldier (Playwrights Horizons)
  6. A PINK CHAIR (In Place of a Fake Antique) (Wooster Group @ NYU Skirball)
  7. Acquanetta (Fisher Center @ Bard)

MAGNA CUM LAUDE
  1. Tom Morello at the Minetta Lane (Audible @ Minetta Lane)
  2. IVANKA 2020 (Joe’s Pub @ Public)
  3. The Anna Wintour Musical (Feinstein’s/54 Below)
  4. The Wrong Man (MCC)
  5. Twohander (Feinstein’s/54 Below)
  6. Susan (Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival)
  7. The Invention of Tragedy (Flea)
  8. Treasure (Guggenheim)
  9. Delightmare of the Year: Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise (Shed)

CUM LAUDE (AKA: everything else I saw, listed alphabetically)
  • Andares (Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival)
  • Bat Out of Hell (City Center)
  • Because of Winn Dixie (Goodspeed)
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (New Group @ Signature)
  • Broadbend, Arkansas (Transport Group @ The Duke)
  • Broadway Bounty Hunter (Greenwich House Theater)
  • Cyrano (New Group @ The Daryl Roth Theatre)
  • Darling Grenadine (Roundabout)
  • Dog Man: The Musical (TheaterWorksUSA @ Lucile Lortel)
  • Emojiland (Duke on 42nd)
  • Evolution of a Sonero (Puerto Rican Traveling Theater)
  • Felix Starro (Ma-Yi @ Theatre Row)
  • Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation (Triad)
  • Hans Christian Andersen: Tales Real and Imagined (Ensemble for the Romantic Century @ The Duke on 42nd Street)
  • In the Penal Colony (Next Door NYTW)
  • Leap and the Net Will Appear (New Georges @ Flea)
  • Scotland, PA (Roundabout)
  • Soft Power (Public)
  • Swan Lake / Loch na hEala (Next Wave @ BAM)
  • The Secret Life of Bees (Atlantic)
  • Tumacho (Clubbed Thumb @ Connelly Theater)
  • We’re Only Alive for a Short Amount of Time (Public)
  • Where We Stand (WP Theater)

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