ASCAP Foundation News

INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue Set for 10/18 at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Adam Gwon, Julianne Wick Davis, Bobby Cronin, Sam Willmott, Ewalt & Walker, and Andre Catrini star in INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue, on SATURDAY 10/18 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center's Music at the Mansion Continues 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NiCori Studios and Productions in association with the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center announces a new installment of the monthly concert series, Music at the Mansion, on Sunday, September 21, at 3pm. Performers include Mary Lahti, Garry Novikoff and Stearns Matthews. The featured performer in the 'Young Musician Moment' will be Ellie Kallay. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Those confirmed to receive this prestigious accolade are ASCAP members Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

The Miller Theatre Opens Its 2014 - 2015 Season with HEART & BREATH, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Miller opens its fall season with a captivating new production. Sparking a music dialogue across centuries, Heart & Breath deftly combines modern arrangements of music by Gesualdo and Monteverdi with contemporary works that blend music, dance, and theater, including composer Amy Beth Kirsten's "wildly imaginative" (Washington Post)Colombine's Paradise Theatre. The six musicians of eighth blackbird play, speak, sing, whisper, growl, and mime, breathing theatrical life into the timeless characters of thecommedia dell'arte in this uniquely immersive concert experience. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Puddles, Natasha Diggs, Marty Stuart, Our Lady J and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, August 5 - 17, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Musical Version of THE FRONT Set for Hollywood's Festival of New American Musicals, 8/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 01, 2014

America's blacklisted writers are back in lights again and this time they're singing. (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO to Play the CLO Cabaret This Fall; Scott Schwartz to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the Pittsburgh Premiere of the Off-Broadway sensation Murder For Two, October 22-January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Everyone is a suspect in this exciting production where classic musical comedy meets Agatha Christie. In this witty and winking musical homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries, TWO performers play THIRTEEN ROLES -- not to mention the piano. (more...)

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY to Benefit Broadway Dreams, BC/EFA, Nov 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

For over two decades, the annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Benefit Concert has raised over $300,000. Proceeds from 2014's event benefitting The Broadway Dreams Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, says Cori Gardner, Executive Producer of The PATH Fund, the nonprofit organization that produces the event. (more...)

Photo Flash: ASCAP Foundation Seeds THE LYRIC PROJECT at Skylight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Lucas Grabeel hosted the Skylight Theatre/ASCAP outreach event THE LYRIC PROJECT, last night at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. It was an outstanding presentation from professional singer/songwriters/composers/ASCAP members who mentored 15 'at risk' kids, chosen from hundreds, to write and publish a song. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Music from Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 CHUMP STREET Available of iTunes!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Music from Lin-Manuel MIranda's new mini-musical, 21 Chump Street, is now available to download on iTunes. Featuring Lindsay Mendez and Anthony Ramos, the project was featured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's THIS AMERICAN LIFE on June 7th as part of the 2014 'RadioLoveFest'. As a part of the event, nearly 50 actors, singers, dancers, musicians and comedians joined Ira Glass onstage at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Opera House...to try some things they'd never tried before. The result? Journalism turned into opera, into plays, into a Broadway musical. (more...)

EDDIE AND THE PALACEADES Set for MITF, 7/15-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The 15th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents Eddie and the Palaceades, a new rock and roll musical with book and lyrics by Roy O'Neil and music by Stephen Feigenbaum. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS to Begin July 3 at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2014

Chance Theater will present the third show of its 16th Anniversary Season -- the groundbreaking 21st century musical, In The Heights. Written by Pulitzer Finalists Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegria Hudes, with direction by Chance Artistic Director Oanh Nguyen, choreography by resident artist Kelly Todd and music direction by Robyn Wallace. In The Heights will preview from July 3 through 10, regular performances will begin July 11 and continue through August 3 at Chance Theater at Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance Bring POTENTIAL ENERGIES to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Tonight, May 29 (8 pm), The Nouveau Classical Project and TrioDance Collective present the world premiere of a new modern ballet titled Potential Energies at BAM Fisher's Fishman Space. The 50-minute piece, choreographed by Barbie Diewald to music by rising composer Trevor Gureckis, will be seen in a single performance. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Announces 26 Writers of 9 New Musicals Selected for This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director, announced the nine musicals and twenty-six writers selected for the 2014 Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, its fourth year of providing working retreats for musical theatre writers. For nine consecutive weeks beginning June 29th, each writing team will have an individual weeklong residency in Rhinebeck, New York to write their musical. They are provided with a private home, transportation, food, and a stipend. All costs are fully funded by donors including The ASCAP Foundation, The Dramatists Guild Fund, and The Noel Coward Foundation. Writers participating this year include Broadway's Mindi Dickstein (Little Women), this year's Kleban Prize winner Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys), and Peter Mills, past winner of the Kleban, Fred Ebb Award, and Richard Rodgers prize. The musicals' subjects cover 19th century nautical mysteries, 20th century fairy tales, a 1970's gay bar, and modern-day meth addicts. Every score is original and styles include 16th century Renaissance, big band, folk, rock, and electronic music. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18 in Long Beach, NY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

AIP Hosts 12th Annual Cabaret Festival, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 12th Annual Cabaret Festival today, May 15-18 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. All performances are FREE to the public. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook with performances by renowned local and New York City-based artists. (more...)

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