Cate Cammarata’s CreateTheater, in league with the Prism Stage Company, mounts the first new theater festival in New York since the shutdown: the New Works Festival, an anthology of seven shows developed under the aegis of CreateTheater’s writer wing, the Expert’s Theater Company. On the lineup are David Zaragoza Gutierrez’s issue drama Retraction (May 5–13) and six new musicals: David Kurkowski’s Finding Madame Curie (April 14–23), Deborah Henson-Conant’s The Golden Cage (April 20–24), Jarlath Barsanti Jacobs and Emilio Solla’s Fire Island the Musical (April 27–May 15), Judith Estrine and David Kurkowski’s Sewing the Dream (April 26–May 8), Joel Krantz’s Ocean in a Teacup (April 28–May 7) and Geoffrey Rose and Sam Rose’s Rewind—An 80s Pop Musical (May 11–14).