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Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AidsFred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

O'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 yearsO'Neill National Music Theater Conference Artistic Director Steps Down After 40 years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today that Paulette Haupt, founding Artistic Director of its National Music Theater Conference, will step down following the 2017 season, after 40 years leading the program. The program began in 1978 after George C. White, founder of the O'Neill, invited Ms. Haupt to launch a new development program for music theater, in a similar mold to the O'Neill's groundbreaking National Playwrights Conference, launched in 1964. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb AwardPhoto Coverage: Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with Fred Ebb Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 29, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation just presented the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, last night in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb AwardSongwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French AwardsPhoto Coverage: Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins & More Receive Samuel French Awards
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 25, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company just honored some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars yesterday, when they bestowed the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Accepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater ConferenceAccepting Submissions for 2017 National Music Theater Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, a two-time Tony Award winner and latest recipient of the National Medal of Arts, is now accepting projects for development during the 2017 National Music Theater Conference. Applicants may submit music theater works for consideration through Friday, November 18th, 2016. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins and More to Be Honored at 2016 Samuel French Awards; Laura Benanti to Perform!Sarah Ruhl, Keith Josef Adkins and More to Be Honored at 2016 Samuel French Awards; Laura Benanti to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company will honor some of the theatre community's most respected artists, activists and rising stars on Monday, October 24, when they bestow the Samuel French Awards in a private reception. (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This FallLIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Front Porch Theatre to Present ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROES This WeekendFront Porch Theatre to Present ORPHIE AND THE BOOK OF HEROES This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Late summer is often a barren wasteland for children's entertainment, but not this year.  Front Porch Theatre, an itinerant local theatre company, will offer a free family-friendly musical in the backyard of its directors, Joy Donley and Michael Pearce Donley (Triple Espresso).  (more...)

LIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This FallLIZARD BOY THE MUSICAL to Make San Diego Debut at Diversionary Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Three best friends from Washington got together and decided to make a musical. The rest is history - or at least it will be when the cast of LIZARD BOY makes their San Diego debut at Diversionary Theatre this September. (more...)

Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 TonightQueer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 tonight, July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

Queer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This MonthQueer Composers For Orlando Benefit Set for Loft227 This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Queer Composers For Orlando Concert will be hosted at Midtown Manhattan's Loft227 on July 14th, in one of the largest gatherings of contemporary Musical Theater composers for a very special evening. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's JUDGE JACKIE: DISORDER IN THE COURT with Klea Blackhurst Opens in JulySharon Playhouse's JUDGE JACKIE: DISORDER IN THE COURT with Klea Blackhurst Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents the new musical comedy, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery from July 7-17. Opening Night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village TheatreBrandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York/Seattle-based director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland, Lizard Boy) has been named as the new Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre. Ivie's main role will be as creative lead on new musical development through the company's Village Originals program, beginning July 1. (more...)

2015 Fred Ebb Award Winner MY HEART IS THE DRUM to Receive Presentation Next Week2015 Fred Ebb Award Winner MY HEART IS THE DRUM to Receive Presentation Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer, winners of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award, will present an invitation only showcase of their acclaimed work MY HEART IS THE DRUM on Monday, June 6th at 5 PM at the York Theatre (619 Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street, New York City)   (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 SeasonTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

Applications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now AvailableApplications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation, in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company, will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  Applications for the award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be accepted from June 1- 30, 2016.  The winner will be selected in November of 2016.  Eligibility criteria and Application forms can be found at the foundations website: www.fredebbfoundation.org. (more...)

DANI GIRL Cast & Crew Host Fundraising Events in Pittsburgh AreaDANI GIRL Cast & Crew Host Fundraising Events in Pittsburgh Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

The Pittsburgh-based cast and crew of Dani Girl will host several fundraising events across the Pittsburgh area to support their production of the acclaimed musical at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the world's largest annual arts festival. (more...)

DANI GIRL Cast & Crew to Host Fundraising Events in Pittsburgh AreaDANI GIRL Cast & Crew to Host Fundraising Events in Pittsburgh Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Pittsburgh-based cast and crew of Dani Girl will host several fundraising events across the Pittsburgh area to support their production of the acclaimed musical at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the world's largest annual arts festival. (more...)

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