Musicals don't spring into the world fully-formed. In fact, most musicals you see on Broadway or at regional theatres have undergone years of development, including readings, workshops, developmental performances, and out-of-town tryouts.
At Underscore, new musicals don't make it to the mainstage until we've worked to help develop them. Some shows we develop, through readings, workshops, and CMTF participation go into our mainstage programming, whereas others are destined for other stages in other cities. Regardless of their destination, our mission is to develop musicals, and not to own them, so Underscore takes no ownership stake or future production rights of any show we produce or develop.
Here's a look at our development process, which we call The Pipeline.