ASCAP Foundation News

American Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANTAmerican Lyric Theater and Merkin Concert Hall to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE FALLEN GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center present InsightALT: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Fallen Giant on March 26, 2017 at 3pm, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC. (more...)

Sylvan Winds Presents WINDS OF CHANGE In Chelsea, 2/16Sylvan Winds Presents WINDS OF CHANGE In Chelsea, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Sylvan Winds announce the second concert of the 2016-17 Season celebrating music, culture, and history. Performing in historic and notable New York City buildings and performance venues, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that complement the environs of each space. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDSMTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom CenterBWW Interview: Jason Graae and Company Bring JERRY HERMAN LEGACY CONCERT to Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 16, 2017

Broadway vet and musical comedy genius Jason Graae will be one of several incredible performers that will be presenting JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts from January 19 - 21, 2017. For three performances at the Center's Samueli Theater---the campus' intimate cabaret space---Graae and five other artists will be taking the stage to pay tribute to Jerry Herman's musical legacy, highlighted by musical numbers from his many classic shows that include MAME, MACK AND MABEL, HELLO, DOLLY!, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications for Summer 2017Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Accepting Applications for Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open to all musical theatre writers for this summer's retreats. Rhinebeck Writers Retreat will host 9 musical theatre writing teams for 9 consecutive weeklong residencies in the Hudson Valley, New York. (more...)

2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their contributions to our society. On February 1, the eighth annual festival begins with a celebratory event at the DiMenna Center. Hosted by founder/artistic director Tania Leon, a diverse group of composer and performers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Edmar Castenada, Jessie Montgomery, Nkeiru Okoye, and Tyshawn Sorey will present and discuss recent works. (more...)

New Musicals Tapped for 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop; Stephen Schwartz to Perform!New Musicals Tapped for 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop; Stephen Schwartz to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, returns to Beverly Hills on February 1 - 2, 2017. The two-day annual workshop gives select composers and lyricists the opportunity to present songs and excerpts of new original musical works in progress for professional critique. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINTWorks & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate Teams with SDSO for Music Alive ResidencyJerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate Teams with SDSO for Music Alive Residency
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) are one of only five composer and orchestra pairs selected through a peer review panel process to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. (more...)

Anne Clyne Selected For Music Alive Three-Year Residency AwardAnne Clyne Selected For Music Alive Three-Year Residency Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Berkeley Symphony and composer Anna Clyne have been chosen from a field of 59 applicant pairs to participate in a three-year composer-orchestra residency program, Music Alive, created by the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. Berkeley Symphony and Clyne are one of only five composer-orchestra pairs to be selected by their peers, who represent a cross-section the U.S. orchestra world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation HonoreesPhoto Coverage: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Among ASCAP Foundation Honorees
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 15, 2016

The 2016 ASCAP FOUNDATION HONORS were given out last night at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus CenterLIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness a concert by the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. On Friday, March 31, award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series. (more...)

Opera Star Deborah Voigt To Join Made For Online Opera VIREOOpera Star Deborah Voigt To Join Made For Online Opera VIREO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Composer Lisa Bielawa's Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will feature world-renowned opera star Deborah Voigt singing a role created for her in Vireo's Episode Eleven, "Circus," to be shot on January 20, 2017 at the 16th Street Oakland Train Station in Oakland, California.  (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO's Brett Ryback to Receive ASCAP's 2016 Cole Porter AwardMURDER FOR TWO's Brett Ryback to Receive ASCAP's 2016 Cole Porter Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Musical theatre composer/lyricist Brett Ryback will be the 2016 recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad BeguelinPhoto Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Salon with Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
by Walter McBride - Dec 9, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund Salons offer you a behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of the writers of the American Theater presenting award-winning dramatists as they share never-before-heard stories behind their most beloved works. In addition to sharing their inspiration, they also often invite the stars who brought their work to life onstage. The most recent subjects of this series were composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist/ book writer Chad Beguelin. (more...)

Jonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURINGJonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Meet The Cast Of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELLRed Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

ACO and WWFM Announce A New Monthly Radio ProgramACO and WWFM Announce A New Monthly Radio Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and WWFM The Classical Network announce The ACO Experience, a new radio program hosted by Diane Guvenis that features live recordings of music by today's most talented and exciting composers. All works are performed by the American Composers Orchestra or by guest artists and ensembles participating in ACO concerts and ACO's 2011 and 2015 SONiC: Sounds of a New Century, nine-day citywide festivals in New York, each featuring music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under. The broadcast will air once a month on Mondays at 9pm. More information about recent and upcoming broadcasts is available online at: www.americancomposers.org/acoexperience. (more...)

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