New York Theatre Barn and Joe Barros seem to be making new musicals happen at rapid pace. They are the incubator for new and known talent that are the future of musical theater. Coming up next, they will host a free live stream of their award-winning New Works Series on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 at 7PM EST, featuring excerpts from the new musicals On This Side Of The World and The Village Of Vale. The live 1-hour presentation will also feature a conversation with the writers and creative team. 

The new musical On This Side Of The World has music and lyrics by Paulo K Tiról and is developed and directed by Noam Shapiro. Stories of overseas workers, young lovers and gossipy church ladies. Snapshots of undocumented immigrants, millennial princesses and first-generation Americans. Six actors give voice to Filipino immigrants navigating old lives and new beginnings, as a one-way ticket sends them on a journey eight-thousand miles from home. Featuring performances by Belinda Allyn (Allegiance, Here Lies Love), Marc delaCruz (Hamilton, If/Then), Michael Protacio and Joy Tamayo.

The Village Of Vale has music and lyrics by John McGrew and a book and lyrics by Jonathan Karpinos and Joseph Varca. The show features direction by Lisa Rothe and is produced by Tony Award® winner Jane Dubin.  More information at