America's Favorite Newscaster

Musical

New Work
Writers: Tom Attea Arthur Abrams

Overview

Show Information

Book
Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2018
Genres
Drama
Settings
Contemporary, Multiple Settings
Time & Place
America, Present Day
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Small
Dancing
Optional
Ideal for
College/University, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

America’s Favorite Newscaster is a new American musical about Evan Fury, a young, highly rated TV journalist, struggling to maintain his famously calm yet fearlessly insightful demeanor while dealing with the challenges of today's news cycle. When the current President’s political climate becomes too much to bear, he makes the decision to abandon the television network he has built his career with in order to gain perspective and rebuild his personal life (“Whether You and I Are Together”). This decision saves his marriage and pleases his wife, who is about to give birth to their first child. But can he really stay away from being America’s favorite newscaster forever? Or can he find the perfect balance between real life and the news?

Editor’s Note: At no time during the performance is the current President's name to be mentioned or to appear in any way.

Lead Characters