ASCAP Foundation News

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of 'NYFOS Next' Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Tonight, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

Erica Lustig Brings THIS IS 30 to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival(NYMF) will proudly present the winner of the 2013 'NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation,' Erica Lustig, in a special one-night-only concert tonight, March 11, 2014. The talented Florida native took the competition by storm when she walked away as the winner of this highly competitive program, which has become not only a highlight of the NYMF season, but a New York musical theatre tradition among those in the know. (more...)

New York Festival of Song's 2013-14 Edition of NYFOS Next Concludes with HAROLD MELTZER, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm at Opera America's National Opera Center, New York Festival of Song concludes its 2013-14 edition of NYFOS Next-the series for new song in which composers curate and host an hour of contemporary song-with celebrated composer HAROLD MELTZER. (more...)

Marsyas Productions Presents EARS OPEN: A FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Marsyas Productions inaugurates The Dina Koston Young Artists Program with Ears Open: A Festival of Contemporary Music tonight at 7:30pm at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Erica Lustig to Bring THIS IS 30 to 54 Below, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival(NYMF) will proudly present the winner of the 2013 'NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation,' Erica Lustig, in a special one-night-only concert on March 11, 2014. The talented Florida native took the competition by storm when she walked away as the winner of this highly competitive program, which has become not only a highlight of the NYMF season, but a New York musical theatre tradition among those in the know. (more...)

MATA FESTIVAL 2014 to Feature 34 Composers Under 40 from 17 Countries, 4/14-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

MATA Festival turns sixteen with its largest and most ambitious installment yet: seven days of musical discovery, Monday, April 14 to Monday, April 21. Curated by Outgoing Artistic Director Yotam Haber, MATA Festival 2014 includes works by 34 composers from seventeen countries, all under 40 when they applied. They were chosen from more than 650 applicants, representing 64 countries. (more...)

Concert Artists Guild Presents Rising Cellist Jay Campbell and Premiere of Three New Works, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Concert Artists Guild presents the adventurous young cellist Jay Campbell, First Prize Winner of the 2012 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition, on its Concerts in New York series on Monday evening, March 10th at 7:30 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Together with pianist Conor Hanick, Jay offers a program that reflects his dedication to new music, presented within an historical framework. (more...)

Grace Kelly Quartet to Play Harris Center, 2/28-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

'I've heard the future of jazz and it is Grace Kelly' (NPR) and audiences at Harris Center for the Arts will have a chance to hear for themselves as the Grace Kelly Quartet comes to Folsom. Grace Kelly's prolific career includes seven albums, four ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Awards and two Boston Music Awards as Jazz Artist of the Year, all while still in her teens. She was named one of the top ten college women musicians in 2011 by Glamour Magazine and garnered accolades from jazz luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Harry Connick, Jr., and Phil Woods. (more...)

World Premiere of Diane Paulus-Helmed WITNESS UGANDA Begins at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University presents the world premiere production of Witness Uganda, created by Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Music Director, Remy Kurs. The production begins performances at the Loeb Drama Center at 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge tonight, February 4, and will run through March 16. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Premieres THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere of The House that will not Stand, a historical comedic drama commissioned from award-winning poet-playwright and Oakland native Marcus Gardley. Sensuous, witty, heartbreaking, and uplifting - The House that will not Stand unearths a story about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women entered into common-law marriages with affluent white men. When her wealthy lover mysteriously dies, Beartrice Albans' foundation of security hangs precariously by a thread. She is left to fend for her three unwed daughters in a world where freedom must be carefully negotiated. Told in a rich and lyrical river of words, this new play was developed through The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. It's helmed by Patricia McGregor, whose many credits include the celebrated production of Spunk at California Shakespeare Theater. The House that will not Stand begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage today, January 31, opens on Wednesday, February 5 and runs through Sunday, March 16, 2014. (more...)

Rachel Rosenthal Company's INSTANT FAIR TALES Adds 2/8-9 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held on Saturdays, January 25 and February 8, as well as Sundays, January 26 and February 9, 2014. The performances, by Rachel Rosenthal Company's TOHUBOHU! Extreme Theatre Ensemble, begin at 4:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturdays, as well as at 2:00pm and 5:00pm on Sundays. Instant Fairy Tales are particularly well suited for children and families. Seating in the intimate performance space is limited to 35 patrons per show. Tickets cost $5. Reservations are necessary to insure seats and can be made online via Brown Paper Tickets at instantfairytales.brownpapertickets.com. The Rachel Rosenthal Company's venue, Espace DbD, is located at 2847 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034 (310-839-0661). Street parking is available. For more information, please see www.rachelrosenthal.org. (more...)

'ASCAP: One Hundred Years and Beyond' Exhibition to Open 2/13 at Library of Congress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), one of the world's leading performing-rights organizations, through the past 100 years has been protecting the use of its members' musical works, monitoring broadcast, online and live usage and ensuring that music creators are fairly compensated. In the last five years, ASCAP has distributed more than $5 billion in royalties to its songwriters, composers and music publishers. (more...)

Roulette to Present Neil Rolnick's DYNAMIC RAM & CONCERT GRAND, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Roulette presents the world premiere of Neil Rolnick's Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, commissioned by the Fromm Foundation for Bang On A Can All-Stars pianist Vicky Chow. (more...)

INSTANT FAIRY TALES: THE LONGEST WINTER Debuts This Weekend at Espace DbD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

The Rachel Rosenthal Company (RRC) presents Instant Fairy Tales, a brand new quarterly series of original fairy tales for the 21st century at Espace DbD in Los Angeles. Instant Fairy Tales: The Longest Winter, the series' inaugural offering, which features an allegorical tale about learning to care for the environment, will be held today, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2014. (more...)

CAP21 Theatre Company to Present WHEN WE MET, 2/4-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The award winning CAP21 Theatre Company will kick off its 2014 season on February 4th with the new musical by Jonathan Larson Award winning writers Dan Collins (book) and Julianne Wick Davis (music and lyrics). The story was conceived in collaboration by Julianne Wick Davis, Sally Wilfert & Michael Winther. The production will be directed by Eric Hoff with musical direction by Charity Wicks and will star Broadway veterans Sally Wilfert (Broadway: Disney's King David, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Assassins; Off-Broadway: See Rock City and Make Me a Song), and Michael Winther (Broadway: 33 Variations, Mamma Mia!, 1776, Damn Yankees; Drama Desk nomination: Songs From An Unmade Bed). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Contreras, Cronin & More Set for INSPIRED 3 Benefit for Animal Rescue Orgs
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Jonathan Reid Gealt, McGuire & Simo, Michael Mott, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Brad Simmons will star in INSPIRED 3: A Benefit Concert for A PLACE TO BARK (TN) & SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC, on Sunday, January 26 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced that applications are open for the fourth summer of retreats for musical theatre writers. Rhinebeck Writers Retreat provides a writing team with a weeklong residency to work on their musical in a private home near Rhinebeck, New York. There will be eight one-week retreats offered between June 29 and August 31st. Applications are due February 15 and the submission fee is $20. The submitted musical can be at any stage of development, as long as it has not been published or licensed. All information, guidelines, and online application can be found at www.rhinebeckwriters.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Exclusive Scoop on John Bucchino's Latest Musical- ESAURA
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 14, 2014

Broadway composer and lyricist John Bucchino and bookwriter Mads Nielsen's Danish-American romantic musical drama ESAURA, recently conluded a Fall 2013 run at the Fredericia Teater. The plot of the new musical is based on a free adaptation of the 1905 novel by Carl E. Simonsen 'Abraham Fournais' and has parallels to the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet. The musical drama is set during the aftermath of the Battle of Fredericia and tells a fascinating story about human relationships. In short, it is a story with universal appeal played out in a Danish historical setting. Bucchino recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about how the show got its start, what's in store for it's future, and more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Michael Alden and More Set for Off Broadway Alliance Seminar This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway this Sunday, January 12th. (more...)

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