ASCAP Foundation News

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...)

2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Led by Stephen Schwartz, Seeks Submissions2017 ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Led by Stephen Schwartz, Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The 2017 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop, in Partnership with DreamWorks Animation and The Wallis, is now accepting applications for the 2017 edition of the popular workshop series that gives selected composers and lyricists the opportunity to present selections from original musical works in progress for professional critique. The workshop will take place on February 1 & 2, 2017.  (more...)

Skylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in BurbankSkylight Theatre & Celebrities to SALUTE in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sharon Lawrence (Rizzoli & Isles) and Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles) lead the list of celebrities who join event hosts French Stewart (3rd Rock from the Sun, Mom) & Vanessa Claire Stewart (Louis & Keely Live at the Sahara) as Skylight Theatre's Board of Directors celebrates the artistic achievements of Gary Grossman and the Skylight Theatre Company for this year's annual Skylight Salute being held December 4th at the Colony Theatre in Burbank.   (more...)

Greg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 BelowGreg Hildreth, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Max Crumm, & More Will Perform THE LAST SONG OF EDDIE SCOURGE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), featuring Greg Hildreth (The Robber Bridegroom, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella), Barrett Wilbert Weed (Heathers: The Musical, Found), Max Crumm (Disaster!, Grease), and more on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Stage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWOStage West Presents Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in Murder for Two, a hilarious musical mystery with a twist:  one actor investigates the crime, and the other plays all the suspects. And they both play piano!  This rollicking piece begins a 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, November 17.   (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County PlayhouseJoe Kinosian and Brett Ryback to Premiere MURDER FOR TWO: HOLIDAY EDITION at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"Murder for Two," the Off-Broadway and regional theater musical mystery sensation, takes on a decidedly holiday glow when it is transformed into "Murder for Two: Holiday Edition" in a world-premiere production at Bucks County Playhouse, December 9 - 31.  (more...)

Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's Discount Ghost Stories Releases Debut Album 'Famous Last Words'Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's Discount Ghost Stories Releases Debut Album 'Famous Last Words'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Alexander Sage Oyen and Jessica Kahkoska's rock collaboration Discount Ghost Stories releases its debut album, Famous Last Words, today. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

JERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT Set for Segerstrom This WinterJERRY HERMAN: THE BROADWAY LEGACY CONCERT Set for Segerstrom This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, January 19 - 21, 2017 in Samueli Theater. For three nights, six talented singers will take to the stage performing many of Jerry Herman's beloved musical numbers from Mame, Mack and Mabel, Hello, Dolly! and La Cage Aux Folles. (more...)

Q2 Music to Broadcast 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute ConcertQ2 Music to Broadcast 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

WQXR's online new-music station Q2 Music will broadcast the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute concert, "Scores: New Orchestral Works," on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 pm. The program-a live NJSO performance under the baton of David Robertson, recorded on July 16 at the Richardson Auditorium in Princeton-features new works by the four composers of the 2016 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, as well as a work from Institute Director Steven Mackey.The broadcast, which will include interviews with the Institute composers, will become available for on-demand listening in the archives at www.q2music.org. (more...)

Le Boeuf Brothers Perform at MJF Benefit at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble BeachLe Boeuf Brothers Perform at MJF Benefit at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The Monterey Jazz Festival and MJF Ambassador Diane Mitchella will host a special fundraising event beginning at 6:30pm on November 7 at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. Music will be provided by the Le Boeuf Brothers, who are alumni of the Monterey Jazz Festival's education programs. Tickets are $75, and RSVPs can be made by October 28 to Sarah Boos at 831.233.3715 orsarah@montereyjazzfestival.org. More information can be found at www.montereyjazzfestival.org.  (more...)

Constantine Maroulis and Alison Fraser Will Lead The Score's Podcast Recording of OUTLAWSConstantine Maroulis and Alison Fraser Will Lead The Score's Podcast Recording of OUTLAWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, American Idol) will lead a concert presentation of Outlaws presented as part of The Score Podcast. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 BelowEli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

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