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Applications Now Being Accepted for BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Photo Applications Now Being Accepted for BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning workshop is a free weekly program where lyricists and composers collaborate with peers to develop and cultivate their skills under the guidance of experienced instructors and veteran guest lecturers.

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES to Spotlight McGuire & Simon, March 2 Photo THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES to Spotlight McGuire & Simon, March 2
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2021

THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a bi-monthly live streamed concert series created by¬†A LITTLE¬†NEW¬†MUSIC¬†will ‚Äúspotlight‚ÄĚ musical theatre team Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon on Tuesday, March 2nd. The event will be co-hosted by co-producers Luke H. Klipp and Kila Packett. The executive producer for the ALNM Spotlight Series is amy francis schott.

Sisco & Josepher Launch New Radio Show IN BETWEEN THE LINES On Musical Theatre Radio Photo Sisco & Josepher Launch New Radio Show IN BETWEEN THE LINES On Musical Theatre Radio
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2021

David Sisco and Laura Josepher, owners of ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, are launching a new radio show on MusicalTheatreRadio.com on Saturday, January 16 at 10 AM (EST).

Regional Spotlight: How NY Theatre Barn is Working Through The Global Health Crisis Photo Regional Spotlight: How NY Theatre Barn is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020

Today, we're checking in with NY Theatre Barn, with Artistic Director Joe Barros.

New York Theatre Barn Will Live Stream Excerpts from New Musicals BORDERS and SUE√ĎOS Photo New York Theatre Barn Will Live Stream Excerpts from New Musicals BORDERS and SUE√ĎOS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

New York Theatre Barn will host another free live stream of their New Works Series on Tuesday, April 16, 2020 at 7PM EDT, with pre-premieres of the new musicals Borders and Sue√Īos: Our American Musical. Meet the writers of these new musicals, and get a glimpse of live excerpts from both shows.

The York Theatre Company Will Present The NEO Reading Series Presentation Of The New  Photo The York Theatre Company Will Present The NEO Reading Series Presentation Of The New Musical BORDERS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed NEO Reading Series, will present a staged reading of the new musical Borders, with book, music, and lyrics by 2019 NEO writers Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon, based on the film The Bubble by Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky, for ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Admission to the presentation is by invitation only.

2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Awardee To Perform At Adelphi University Photo 2019 Jonathan Larson Grant Awardee To Perform At Adelphi University
by Julie Musbach - Sep 13, 2019

Since 2015, Adelphi University has given musical theater creators the opportunity to showcase their work with new audiences through the Larson Legacy Concert Series. On Sunday, September 22, Jonathan Larson Grant recipient Andy Roninson, along with a talented cast of musicians and vocalists, will perform songs from his internationally acclaimed podcast TAKE A TEN, as well as never-before-heard material from new musicals in the works.

27 Writers Of 9 New Musicals Announced For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Photo 27 Writers Of 9 New Musicals Announced For Rhinebeck Writers Retreat
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019

Founding Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the 27 writers of nine new musicals for Rhinebeck Writers Retreat's summer weeklong residencies. This year's artists include Obie-winner Heather Christian, Kleban-winner Brian Crawley, TV and film writers Bekah Brunstetter (THIS IS US) and Cinco Paul (DESPICABLE ME), inaugural Stephen Schwartz Award winner Oliver Houser, and ASCAP Foundation scholarship winner Khiyon Hursey. The musicals cover a wide range of subjects. Four have LGBTQ themes: a historical look at Florida in the 1950s (IN A SUNSHINE STATE), a Palestinian/Israeli love story (BORDERS), a modern coming of age of a young black man (SEAN'S STORY PART I | THE AWAKENING), and a fantasy queer rock musical celebrating lady love (TL;DR: THELMA LOUISE; DYKE REMIX). Two are darkly comedic historical musicals: one featuring Mary Magdelene (A.D. 16) and the second a WWII plot to foil Hitler (OPERATION MINCEMEAT). Other subjects include the opioid crisis (ALMOST HEAVEN), the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 (THE GOLDEN SPIKE), and a mystery involving a woman with a sleep disorder (NARCOLEPSY).

BMI Lehman Engel Present Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase Photo BMI Lehman Engel Present Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2019

Last night, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held a special performance of memorable songs created during this year's workshop at the quaint Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City. This esteemed workshop has been cultivating rising talent since 1961 and fostered some of the brilliant minds behind a variety of notable award-winning shows such as Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, A Chorus Line, Raisin and Nine.

York Theatre Hosts NEO of the Future Photo York Theatre Hosts NEO of the Future
by Carissa Chesanek - Mar 11, 2019

On Monday, March 4th, The York Theatre Company in New York City held its 2019 NEO13: A Concert Celebration. The one-night only musical theatre concert series founded in 2003 and stands for 'New, Emerging, Outstanding,' showcased the work of several emerging writers.

Photo Flash: Inside NEO 13: A Concert Celebration Of Emerging Musical Theatre Writers Photo Photo Flash: Inside NEO 13: A Concert Celebration Of Emerging Musical Theatre Writers
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2019

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presented the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writersAmanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers. In addition to these six writers, this year's NEO of the Future program showcased two songs by writers who are currently undergraduate students: Sarah Kaufman, a senior at CAP21/Molloy College, and Caleb Smith, a junior at Penn State.

BMI Announces Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase Photo BMI Announces Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2019

The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its top works at this year's showcase on Monday, April 1st at 3 PM and 6 PM. The shows will be held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street) and will premiere performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony honored workshop.   

‚ÄúThe Skivvies‚ÄĚ Nick Cearley And Lauren Molina Host The York Theatre Company's NEO Photo ‚ÄúThe Skivvies‚ÄĚ Nick Cearley And Lauren Molina Host The York Theatre Company's NEO13: A CONCERT CELEBRATION
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 4, 2019

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, has announced, today, Nick Cearley and Lauren Molina of The Skivvies will host, with their clothes on, the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.

Ali Ewoldt, Sharone Sayegh, and More Announced for NEO13: A CONCERT CELEBRATION Photo Ali Ewoldt, Sharone Sayegh, and More Announced for NEO13: A CONCERT CELEBRATION
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019

The York Theatre Company announced today the roster of performing artists scheduled to perform in the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.

York Theatre Company Presents NEO 2019: A CONCERT CELEBRATION Photo York Theatre Company Presents NEO 2019: A CONCERT CELEBRATION
by Stephi Wild - Jan 16, 2019

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, presents the 2019 installment of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring works by new/emerging/outstanding musical theatre writers Amanda D'Archangelis & Sami Horneff, Julian Hornik, Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon, and Madeline Myers.

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works! Photo Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows Present New Works!
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2018

Last night, the 2017-2018 class of Dramatists Guild Foundation Fellows presented excerpts of full length works at Playwrights Horizons at 7:00 PM. This presentation caps off a year spent working under the tutelage of Michael Korie (War Paint), Laurence O'Keefe (Heathers), Diana Son (Stop Kiss), and Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City).

Krystina Alabado, Joél Pérez, And Luke Smith Lead Casts Of BORDERS And INSIDE MY HE Photo Krystina Alabado, Joél Pérez, And Luke Smith Lead Casts Of BORDERS And INSIDE MY HEAD For New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues today, September 4, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Borders and Inside My Head.

Krystina Alabado, Joél Pérez, And Luke Smith Lead Casts Of BORDERS And INSIDE MY HE Photo Krystina Alabado, Joél Pérez, And Luke Smith Lead Casts Of BORDERS And INSIDE MY HEAD For New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Borders and Inside My Head.

McGuire & Simon's BORDERS And Zak Sandler's INSIDE MY HEAD Headline New York Theatre  Photo McGuire & Simon's BORDERS And Zak Sandler's INSIDE MY HEAD Headline New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2018

The eleventh season of New York Theatre Barn's New Works Series continues on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 with pre-premieres of two new musicals: Borders and Inside My Head.

McGuire & Simon Announce Concert Starring Alabado, Caughell, Perez, and Ryan Photo McGuire & Simon Announce Concert Starring Alabado, Caughell, Perez, and Ryan
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 18, 2018

In celebration of their 5-year 'collabiversary', Look Up will feature songs from McGuire & Simon's daring new musical BORDERS, about two men who fall in love amidst the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as audience favorites from their immersive musical EXPRESS (conceived for the New York Transit Museum and last seen at New York Film Academy), and selections from their brand new Theatre For Young Audiences show KIBBY THE SPACE DOG (commissioned by Wichita Children's Theatre and Dance Center).

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