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Masi Asare

 
Bio:
MASI ASARE is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. Shows include: THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE (book/music/lyrics; Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, Eugene O’Neill Center); a new musical about a story of racial passing (book/music/lyrics) commissioned by Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment; the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MASI ASARE is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. Shows include: THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE (book/music/lyrics; Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, Eugene O’Neill Center); a new musical about a story of racial passing (book/music/lyrics) commissioned by Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment; the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
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[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Writer

Masi Asare Biography

MASI ASARE is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. Shows include: THE FAMILY RESEMBLANCE (book/music/lyrics; Theatre Royal Stratford East commission, Eugene O’Neill Center); a new musical about a story of racial passing (book/music/lyrics) commissioned by Barbara Whitman/Grove Entertainment; the new musical adaptation of Mira Nair’s film MONSOON WEDDING (lyrics); a one-act play about Ms. Marvel MIRROR OF MOST VALUE (Marvel/Samuel French); a new musical commissioned by Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre/Toulmin Foundation; and spy musical SYMPATHY JONES (music/lyrics/concept; NYMF; Playscripts). A past Dramatists Guild Fellow, Masi won the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for a woman composer of musicals, both the Holof Lyricist Award and the Haupt Composition Prize from the O’Neill Center, an Emerging Artist Grant from the Theater Hall of Fame, and the Stacey Mindich “Go Write A Musical” Lilly Award. An advisory board member for MAESTRA, she holds degrees from Harvard and NYU Tisch and is on the Theatre department faculty at Northwestern University.

Masi Asare Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Score
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Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
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Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
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Masi Asare News

Nathan Tysen, Jason Howland, Kait Kerrigan & Marc Bruni Join THE GREAT GATSBY Musical Photo Nathan Tysen, Jason Howland, Kait Kerrigan & Marc Bruni Join THE GREAT GATSBY Musical Creative Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022

The creative team adapting F. Scott Fitzgerald’s landmark novel The Great Gatsby into a Broadway-bound stage musical has been announced. It will feature music & lyrics by Tony Award nominees Nathan Tysen & Jason Howland, and a book by Jonathan Larson Grant winner Kait Kerrigan, helmed by award-winning director Marc Bruni.

Live & In Color Is Now Accepting Musical Theatre Submissions For 2023 Fall Retreat Photo Live & In Color Is Now Accepting Musical Theatre Submissions For 2023 Fall Retreat
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

Live & In Color has announced that they are now accepting musical theatre submissions for their 2023 fall retreat at the Bingham Camp. This opportunity is open to playwrights, composers & lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical.

Submissions Are Now Open For Live & In Color's 2023 June Bingham New Playwright Commi Photo Submissions Are Now Open For Live & In Color's 2023 June Bingham New Playwright Commission
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2022

Live & In Color has announced the opening of applications for the 2023 June Bingham New Playwright Commission. This program provides holistic creation and development support to early-career femme and/or non-binary playwrights to take a play from inception through a first reading.

Gala Concert Will Stream Exclusively On digitaltheatre.com Photo Gala Concert Will Stream Exclusively On digitaltheatre.com
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

digitaltheatre.com will exclusively stream the amazing Gala Concert, REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals from  Monday 3rd October 2022.

Cast Announced For REGENERATE: LOST SONGS FROM THE MUSICALS Photo Cast Announced For REGENERATE: LOST SONGS FROM THE MUSICALS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

On Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs), greats of the West End and Broadway join together for a unique night of musical theatre at REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals.

New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2022/23 Season Photo New York Youth Symphony Musical Theater Songwriting Program Announces 2022/23 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

New York Youth Symphony has announced its 2022/23 season of performances for its Musical Theater Songwriting program. Led by director Anna K. Jacobs, the Musical Theater Songwriting Program continues into its fifth season, in partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts and Molloy/CAP21 Theatre Arts Program.

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October Photo The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards Will Be Presented in October
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

 Broadway Black presents The 2nd Annual Antonyo Awards, which honors Black theatre artists during the 2021-2022 season. The live, in-person ceremony will be held on Monday, October 10 at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem (253 West 125th Street). Awards in 29 competitive categories and five honorary categories will be presented along with performances and guest appearances. 

St. Ann's Warehouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring MONSOON WEDDING & More Photo St. Ann's Warehouse Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring MONSOON WEDDING & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2022

Drawing inspiration from concerts that evolved from Brooklyn front porches to its own rooftop balcony and large-scale exhibitions mounted on its exterior facade, St. Ann’s Warehouse will return, merging public art, theater, and activism at a whole new level.

PARADISE SQUARE Will Play Final Broadway Performance Photo PARADISE SQUARE Will Play Final Broadway Performance
by Team BWW - Jul 11, 2022

Barring a dramatic upturn in business, the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Paradise Square will conclude its run with the 3:00 pm matinee on Sunday, July 17 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). At the time of closing, the production will have played 23 previews and 108 performances. 

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi Photo Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

Masi Asare Videos

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi Videoplay
Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ Videoplay
VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: Watch A.J. Shively Sing 'Why Should I Die in Springtime' from PARADISE SQUARE Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch A.J. Shively Sing 'Why Should I Die in Springtime' from PARADISE SQUARE

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld is very excited to bring you an exclusive sneak peek of the cast in action below. Watch as A.J. Shively performs 'Why Should I Die in Springtime', written by  Jason Howland, Nathan Tysen, and Masi Asare.

VIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago

by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2021

Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 West Randolph Street). The production will conclude it's run later this week on December 5th. Check out all new video of in action!


Masi Asare Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Masi Asare been nominated for?
Outstanding Score (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Paradise Square Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Paradise Square and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Paradise Square .