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Composers Now to Welcome Rock Composers Joe Deninzon, Gene Pritsker, Mazz Swiff, 2/25Composers Now to Welcome Rock Composers Joe Deninzon, Gene Pritsker, Mazz Swiff, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Composers Now presents Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius and friends MazzMuse and Sound Liberation at the Shrine on February 25. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open to all musical theatre writers for this summer's retreats. (more...)

PSO to Host 'Behind the Music' with Composer Jing Jing Luo, 1/30PSO to Host 'Behind the Music' with Composer Jing Jing Luo, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Behind the Music with Jing Jing Luo on Saturday, January 30 at 4 pm at the Arts Council of Princeton's Paul Robeson Center. A native of China, Ms. Luo talks about Chinese culture and its impact on her life and music and provides insights into the creative process behind her composition Tsao Shu. PSO board member and composer Julian Grant, a former resident of Bejing, offers his own impressions of Chinese culture and its distinctive aesthetic. There is an opportunity for audience members to participate during a question and answer period. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTONVIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Jan 16, 2016

He brought us a Tony-winning rap musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. He showed us another side of the founding fathers and landed Broadway squarely in the popular spotlight with HAMILTON. He's just an Oscar away from an EGOT. And he's 36 today. (more...)

COMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen SchwartzCOMIC-CON Musical Among Works Set for 2016 ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works -- Joe Schmoe Saves the World, Gold Mountain, Comic-Con the Musical and Legendale -- chosen from a record 146 submissions will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis on Feb. 16 - 18, 2016. For the first time, the Workshop will be presented at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and be open to the public. (more...)

Original Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre WorkshopOriginal Musical Selections Announced for 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Four exciting new original musical works will be the focal point of The 2016 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in Partnership with DreamWorks and The Wallis (more...)

Solo Musical THE LION Coming to A.C.T.Solo Musical THE LION Coming to A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

†After highly praised runs in New York, London, and Edinburgh, the award-winning solo musical The Lion will play a strictly limited engagement at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market St., San Francisco) April 19-May 1, 2016. (more...)

Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Present SOUNDTRACKS: CALLIGRAPHY AS ART AND INSPIRATION, 1/20Princeton Symphony Orchestra to Present SOUNDTRACKS: CALLIGRAPHY AS ART AND INSPIRATION, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

On Wednesday, January 20 at 7 pm, in partnership with the Princeton Public Library, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Soundtracks: Calligraphy as Art and Inspiration in the library's Community Room. (more...)

Neil Bartram to Bring NEW SONGS FOR A NEW YEAR to BirdlandNeil Bartram to Bring NEW SONGS FOR A NEW YEAR to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce that†multiple Drama Desk Award nominated†composer/lyricist Neil Bartram will be bringing 'New Songs For A New Year' to the historic music room on Monday, January 4 at 7pm.† (more...)

Original Cast of 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Reunite at Sands Point PreserveOriginal Cast of 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Reunite at Sands Point Preserve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The original stars of the Tony-winning Broadway production of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" reunite for a special cabaret evening in Hempstead House, hosted by composer Steven Lutvak. (more...)

Wilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices FestivalWilner, Jordan & Gwon's CAKE OFF Musical Among Lineup for The Old Globe's 2016 New Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will present the Third Annual New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, January 15 -†17, 2016. (more...)

Winner of NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION 2015 CrownedWinner of NYMF'S NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION 2015 Crowned
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Jessica Crouch has been chosen as the winner of NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation 2015. The competition took place at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street) and gave nearly 200 singers the chance to be crowned this year's champion. (more...)

NYMF's 2015 NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Finds Its Star TonightNYMF's 2015 NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Finds Its Star Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) crowns the winner of its 2015 NYMF†NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION competition tonight, December 16. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This WinterLong Wharf Theatre to Welcome Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre presents, in conjunction with Eva Price, THE LION, written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, directed by Sean Daniels, from January 6 through February 7, 2016.†The play will take place on Stage II. Tickets are $25-$85. The press opening will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Newcomer Maisy Kay Wins 2015 ASCAP Foundation Award for SongwritingNewcomer Maisy Kay Wins 2015 ASCAP Foundation Award for Songwriting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Maisy Kay is the 2015 recipient of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Desmond Child Anthem Award. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Receives NEA GrantRhinebeck Writers Retreat Receives NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Created in 2011, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat received its first grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $10,000. (more...)

The Wallis/ASCAP/DreamWorks Studios Partner for Annual Theatre WorkshopThe Wallis/ASCAP/DreamWorks Studios Partner for Annual Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces a new partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and DreamWorks Studios to present the highly successful annual program (more...)

Stephen Schwartz to Lead 2016 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop at The Wallis This Winter; Submissions Open!Stephen Schwartz to Lead 2016 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop at The Wallis This Winter; Submissions Open!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces a new partnership with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and DreamWorks Studios to present the highly successful annual program, The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop. Now in its 23rd year under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephen Schwartz, the workshop --†giving selected composers and lyricists the opportunity to present selections from original musical works in progress for professional critique --†will take place at The Wallis in Beverly Hills from Feb. 16-18, 2016, with submissions now being accepted. The application deadline is Dec. 16, 2015.† (more...)

NYMF's 2015 NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Kicks Off in DecemberNYMF's 2015 NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION Competition Kicks Off in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced details for the 2015 NYMF's NEXT BROADWAY SENSATION competition. (more...)

The New York Virtuoso Singers Presents ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards ConcertThe New York Virtuoso Singers Presents ASCAP Foundation Young Composer Awards Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Concert, the first event of their 2015-16 concert season on Sunday, November 29 - 2:00 PM at National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

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