Sam Willmot News

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb AwardStacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

BWW TV: Emily Skeggs, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kate Shindle & More Perform at SING AND TELLBWW TV: Emily Skeggs, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kate Shindle & More Perform at SING AND TELL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2015

Last night, Thursday October 1, Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, in collaboration with HowlRound, presented Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Samuel French's 'SING AND TELL' with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Emily Skeggs & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Samuel French's 'SING AND TELL' with Jay Armstrong Johnson, Emily Skeggs & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Last night, Thursday October 1, Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, in collaboration with HowlRound,  presented  Sing and Tell: A Benefit Concert for the Dramatists Guild Fund at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthKerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

This October, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For (more...)

Whitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi UniversityWhitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the first Larson Legacy Concert showcasing the work of composer-lyricist Sam Willmott, a recipient of The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants, on Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Jason Danieley, Ryann Redmond & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekJason Danieley, Ryann Redmond & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WAR HORSE Announces Final Extension in the West End, New Fall 2017 UK TourWAR HORSE Announces Final Extension in the West End, New Fall 2017 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

After eight record breaking years, the National Theatre has announced the final extension of its West End run of WAR HORSE, with a last performance at the New London Theatre scheduled for 12 March 2016.  (more...)

Charles Strouse, Amanda Green, Emily Skeggs, Joe Iconis and More Slated for Samuel French #MUSICALSWEEKCharles Strouse, Amanda Green, Emily Skeggs, Joe Iconis and More Slated for Samuel French #MUSICALSWEEK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Samuel French, the world's largest publisher and licensor of stage plays and musicals, has slated '#MusicalsWeek: Protecting, Developing & Celebrating Musical Theatre' for Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Sam Willmott and Sam Carner Win 2015 Kleban Prizes- Go Inside the Ceremony!BWW TV: Sam Willmott and Sam Carner Win 2015 Kleban Prizes- Go Inside the Ceremony!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2015

The 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes were presented earlier this week in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. BroadwayWorld was there for the presentation and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!Photo Coverage: Sam Carner and Sam Willmott Receive 2015 Kleban Prizes!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 23, 2015

The 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes were presented yesterday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. BroadwayWorld was there for the presentation and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre TodaySam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented today, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

10th Anniversary Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for Northwestern10th Anniversary Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for Northwestern
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University and The Johnny Mercer Foundation will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project with 15 emerging professional songwriters from across the country, three award-winning master teachers and Mercer Songwriters Project alumni guests. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015Alan Cumming, Theresa Rebeck & More Set for The Orchard Project 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The Exchange today announced the artists and companies who will participate in its 2015 Orchard Project summer residency program. Twenty-two artists and ensembles (listed below) were selected from a competitive field of nearly 500 applicants to develop their big, new ideas at the Orchard Project. This will be the eighth summer - and the first summer in Saratoga Springs, NY - for the Orchard Project, a laboratory program where theatre artists and companies come to innovate, develop, and refine new shows. Past productions developed at the Orchard Project have gone on to be performed around the globe for over 500,000 people and to win awards from TONYs to Obies to Oliviers. (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical TheatreSam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented on Monday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne Awarded 2015 Jonathan Larson GrantsPhoto Coverage: Tim Rosser & Charlie Sohne Awarded 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 24, 2015

The American Theatre Wing just recognized the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants: writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000,Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. This year's recipients were selected by an expert panel consisting of Amanda Green (Hands on a Hardbody), Steven Lutvak (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Ted Chapin (President and Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein). The prestigious grants totaling $30,000 were presented last night, March 23, 2015 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This EveningAmerican Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants Awarded This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The American Theatre Wing recognizes the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants: writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's WAR HORSEPhoto Flash: First Look at New Cast of West End's WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

At the New London Theatre, the proud home of Michael Morpurgo's much celebrated War Horse, the National Theatre's acclaimed stage production recently extended bookings for the West End production to 13 February 2016. In its eighth year, and having now been seen by over 6 million worldwide, a new cast of 26 actors and 12 puppeteers joined the company this month led by the show's equine star Joey. (more...)

Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson GrantsTim Rosser, Charlie Sohn & More Receive American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the recipients of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants are writing team Tim Rosser (composer) & Charlie Sohne (composer) receiving $10,000, Sam Willmott (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000 and a week-long residency at the Running Deer Musical Theatre Lab, and Max Vernon (composer/lyricist) receiving $10,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Morpurgo, James Backway, Phillip Bertioli & More Join Cast of WAR HORSE!Photo Flash: Michael Morpurgo, James Backway, Phillip Bertioli & More Join Cast of WAR HORSE!
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Feb 3, 2015

At the New London Theatre, the proud home of Michael Morpurgo's much celebrated War Horse, the National Theatre's acclaimed stage production today (2 February) releases over 150,000 new tickets for sale taking bookings for the West End production to 13 February 2016. In its eighth year, and having now been seen by over 6 million worldwide, a new cast of 26 actors and 12 puppeteers join the company on 16 March 2015 led by the show's equine star Joey. War Horse recently completed sell-out dates in South Africa visiting Johannesburg and Cape Town and has now returned to the UK where it will complete a record-breaking national tour in Bristol next month. (more...)

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