Sam Willmot News

Santino Fontana, Andy Mientus & More to Perform at York Theatre Company's 10th Annual NEO Concert, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company presents a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with NEO 10 on Monday, June 2, 2014 The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret Today
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

46 Writers Head to JMF Annual Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

A total of 46 established and emerging writers, composers and lyricists will converge on the Goodspeed campus in East Haddam, CT this month to participate in the Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing nearly 30 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Record $1.4 Million to BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) has announced that its 2013 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.4 million dollars, marking the largest single contribution in BC/EFA history and bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $8.35 million since 2005. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Martin Charnin Honored with ASCAP Foundation's George M. Cohan Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 12, 2013

The ASCAP Foundation just honored Tony Award-winning lyricist and director of Annie Martin Charnin with the first-ever ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Award at their 18th annual Awards Ceremony last night, December 11th. The invitation-only event, hosted by ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, was held at the Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond Honored with 2013 Fred Ebb Award
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 03, 2013

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presented the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, last night. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, was presented by Joel Grey at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the ceremony and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Michael Kooman & Christopher Dimond Honored with 2013 Fred Ebb Award Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 02, 2013

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, is presented by Joel Grey tonight, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

Watch NEWSIES' Corey Cott and Kara Lindsay Perform at Kennedy Center's ASCAP Centennial Celebration!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

The Kennedy Center, under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), presented a free, five-night ASCAP Centennial Celebration on the Millennium Stage, November 16 through the 18th and 20-21, 2013. Click HERE to watch Corey Cott and Kara Lindsay perform! (more...)

Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Ron Raines and More Set for ASCAP Centennial Celebration, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The Kennedy Center, under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), presents a free, five-night ASCAP Centennial Celebration on the Millennium Stage today, November 16 through the 18th and 20-21, 2013. (more...)

Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond to Be Honored with 2013 Fred Ebb Award, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the ninth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Joel Grey on Monday, December 2nd from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

Joshua Sherman Launches New Musical Web Series CHARMERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Joshua Sherman presents Charmers, a new web series of short musical films with original music, lyrics and choreography for those obsessed with Movie Musicals and Broadway. Episodes are free to watch at JoshuaShermanPresents.com. (more...)

Studio Recording of PERFECT PICTURE Now Available at BC/EFA Online Store
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Following a star-studded concert at the Drama League on October 7, 6-10 Productions, LLC has announced the official release of the studio cast recording of PERFECT PICTURE. Featuring performances by some of Broadway's most distinguished artists, PERFECT PICTURE examines the chaotic love story of the iconic Norman Rockwell. He inspired all of America to believe in the perfect family…but he knew better. The CD is available at the BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS Online Store, the album's official online distributor. (more...)

Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, Ron Raines & More Set for ASCAP Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

The Kennedy Center, under the auspices of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), presents a free, five-night ASCAP Centennial Celebration on the Millennium Stage November 16-18 and 20-21, 2013. This live showcase of musical theater works from the past 100 years features songs by some of the theater world's most talented composers and lyricists and concerts from a lineup of acclaimed musical theater performers. The celebration is part of the Center's daily, free Millennium Stage performance series streamed live on the Kennedy Center website and archived for future viewings. It is the first in a series of events across the country that will celebrate ASCAP's upcoming 100th birthday, on February 13, 2014. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Natalie Venetia Belcon & More Join NAMT's 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced final casting for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Mark Jacoby, Lillias White & More Set for Drama League's PERFECT PICTURE Concer Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 07, 2013

The Drama League presents the pre-release concert and celebration of the studio cast recording of the new musical PERFECT PICTURE, inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell, with original score by Gail C. Bluestone (music) and Eileen Bluestone Sherman (lyrics). Starring: Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Randy Skinner and Lillias White. With Musical Director Aaron Jodoin and hosted by Joshua Sherman and Eileen Bluestone Sherman tonight, OCTOBER 7 at 7pm. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Mark Jacoby, Lillias White and More Set for Drama League's PERFECT PICTURE Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2013

The Drama League presents the pre-release concert and celebration of the studio cast recording of the new musical PERFECT PICTURE, inspired by the life of Norman Rockwell, with original score by Gail C. Bluestone (music) and Eileen Bluestone Sherman (lyrics). Starring: Debbie Gravitte, Ron Holgate, Mark Jacoby, Andrea McArdle, Randy Skinner and Lillias White. With Musical Director Aaron Jodoin and hosted by Joshua Sherman and Eileen Bluestone Sherman on MONDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 7pm. (more...)

New York Theatre Barn to Perform SMALL TOWN STORY Demo Concert, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2013

New York Theatre Barn will release the new fully orchestrated demo recording of Small Town Story (formerly Speargrove Presents), a new musical commissioned by NYTB, in a concert sung by most of the demo cast and band at its signature new musical development platform NYTB in the D-Lounge on Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York City. The demo can be accessed online at https://soundcloud.com/nytheatrebarn/sets/small-town-story-demo starting on Tuesday, September 24. (more...)

Dramatists Guild's Fellows Program to Host Annual Presentation at Playwrights Horizons, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The Dramatists Guild's Fellows Program will host their Annual Presentation at Playwrights Horizons in New York on October 7, 2013. The Fellows Program will present excerpts from new works written by the fourteen talented playwrights, composers and lyricists who were the 2012-2013 Dramatists Guild Fellows. (more...)

14 Emerging Songwriters Set for 2013 Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

From today, June 23 to June 29, 14 emerging professional songwriters will participate in The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project at Northwestern University -- an intensive weeklong program on the Evanston campus that has produced 2013 Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (nominated for 'A Christmas Story, The Musical'), Fred Ebb Award-winner Sam Willmot, and Latin Grammy Award-winners Obed Bermudez and Jennifer Pena. (more...)

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