Pack your bags for the inaugural Festival Internazionale del Musical, a global celebration of contemporary musical theater artists and productions, launched in Milan, Italy, in the summer of 2022.
The festival will invite several acclaimed musical productions to perform at leading theaters in Milan and the Lombardy region over a two-week period. The festival will include a gala, featuring artists and presenters honoring a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, to be announced later this fall.
The founders of the International Musical Theater Festival are Fabrizio Carbon, Roberto Righi, Simone Genatt, Marc Routh, Diego Montrone and Jessica R. Jenen. The festival is produced by Milano Musical Awards and Broadway International Group.
The Creative Advisory Board, made up of international theater artists and professionals, includes performers Lorella Cuccarini, Whoopi Goldberg, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Lea Salonga and Ben Vereen as well as industry professionals Renato Balestra, Steve Baruch, Joshua Bergasse, Ken Billington, John Breglio, Julie Boardman, Nica Burns, Warren Carlyle, Theodore S. Chapin, Drew Cohen, Michael Curry, John Doyle, Tan Dun, Wendy Federman, Sean Flahaven, Richard Frankel, David Gallo, Dan Hinde, Rod Kaats, Sophy Kim, Stan Lai, Colin Law, Tom Leonardis, William Ivey Long, Joe Machota, Roy Ofer, Jon Platt, John Rando, Evan Shapiro, Matthew Byam Shaw, Edward Snape, Olivier Sultan, Victoria Traube, Sergio Trujillo, Tom Viertel and Kumiko Yoshii.
Watch the video above with advisory board member Goldberg introducing the festival, with a slew of international musical theater talent from around the world performing the song “Magic to Do” from the musical Reinette apple by Stephen Schwartz.