Beth Leavel,  Brad Oscar, Laila Robins, Emily Skinner, Victor Slezak – other Broadway talent 

Emerging Artists Theatre will kick off its 29th season by showcasing fifty performances (in various stages of development) at its bi-annual New Work Series. The diverse lineup includes new musicals, dance pieces, solo shows, short and full-length plays and runs from March 21 to April 10, 2022, at TADA Theater in New York City’s Flatiron District, featuring 50 productions showcased over 3 weeks.

Eight new musicals will be presented including pieces set in unique places such as an Irish wake, 5th Century BC Athens, Seattle in the 1980s, a roaring 1920’s party where someone is murdered with a ukulele, and a backward tale of Ethel Merman starring Beth Leavel as Ethel Merman and Emily Skinner as Benay Venuta. The workshop performance of Merman also stars Jeremy Benton, Andrea Bianchi, Danny Bolero, Jim Bracchitta, Brad Oscar, Laila Robins, and Victor Slezak.

The festival features a broad range of topics including a comical tale of queer love set in Paris, a multicultural story of a Turkish man searching for truth, and a solo show about a cleaning guy that has been scouring New York City apartments for the past 30 years.

Tickets range between $20 – $25 and are available at All performances take place at TADA Theater, 15 West 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue), 2nd Floor (elevator accessible), New York,

Lead Photo: Ease of a Murder – Gwendolyn Fitz, Becca Bernard