An NYC-based organization dedicated to fostering and showcasing today's new voices shaping tomorrow's musicals.
Over two decades, Prospect Theater Company has premiered more than 35 musicals in New York City, in addition to new plays and numerous re-inventions of classic works. Reflecting its investment in the future of the field, Prospect leads a variety of developmental initiatives: including an annual Musical Theater Lab for emerging writers, and the IGNITE Series of new musical theater in concert. In 2020, Prospect launched the VISION Series of original music-theater works captured on film, created for online streaming.
In recognition of its enterprising and risk-taking new musical theater, the company has received an OBIE Award grant, and its role as a community anchor for emerging artists that strengthens the quality, diversity, and dynamism of American theater was honored by the American Theatre Wing.
Prospect is dedicated to a bright future for the American musical. We develop and produce new works, envisioned and implemented by emerging artists working in diverse genres and styles but share an interest in re-inventing the art form of musical theater for the 21st Century.
Prospect creates educational and training opportunities, and sustains a supportive network within the field. We provide a forum for artists and audiences to connect and learn from each other, and we foster the work of a vibrant community of both emerging and established artists.
Since its incorporation in June of 1998, Prospect Theater Company has supported an outstanding and diverse group of emerging artists in NYC’s off-Broadway scene.
Recently, Prospect produced the Drama Desk Award-nominated EINSTEIN'S DREAMS (2019) by Joanne Sydney Lessner & Joshua Rosenblum, adapted from the novel by Alan Lightman, and The Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated THE HELLO GIRLS (2018), by company founding artists Peter Mills & Cara Reichel. Both shows ran Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters, and have original cast albums available from Broadway Records.
Other notable productions include: Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's THE MAD ONES (2017); Milburn & Vigoda's LONG STORY SHORT (2015); Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster's JASPER IN DEADLAND (2014); the Drama Desk nominated TAMAR OF THE RIVER (2013) by Joshua H. Cohen and Marisa Michelson; Carner & Gregor's UNLOCK'D (2013); Gordon Greenberg's revisal of WORKING (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble, 2012) including new songs by Lin Manuel Miranda; Elizabeth Lucas' re-imagining of Guettel's MYTHS & HYMNS (2012); and John Gregor's WITH GLEE (2010).