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Photo Flash: Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants

Just last night, the Jonathan Larson Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, were presented to the 2017 recipients: Ben Bonnema, Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda, Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Michael R. Jackson.

The Jonathan Larson® Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, help to continue Tony Award®-winning composer Jonathan Larson's dream of infusing musical theatre with a contemporary, joyful, urban vitality.

Dedicated to celebrating excellence and supporting theatre, the American Theatre Wing awards the Larson Grants to artists to recognize and showcase their work with no strings attached - except to put it to the best use possible to help further the artist's creative endeavors.

Check out photos from the special night below!

Photo Credit: Annie Watt

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Larson Grant Recipients, the Larson family Heather Hitchens Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
The Larson Family Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Larson Grant Panelists Jill Furman and Jason Michael Webb Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Heather Hitchens and William Ivey Long Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Heather Hitchens Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Larson Grant Recipient Ben Bonnema Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Larson Grant Recipient Duo Maggie-Kate Coleman and Erato A. Kremmyda Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Larson Grant Recipient Michael R. Jackson Photo Flash:  Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
Larson Grant Recipient duo Tidtaya Sinutoke and Ty Defoe

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