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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)
Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier and More Join SHE WILL ROCK YOU at Feinstein's/54  Photo Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier and More Join SHE WILL ROCK YOU at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Feinstein's/54 Below will shine bright this Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30pm, with a star-studded cast set to perform new works by female composers and lyricists in support of Maestra Music.

Musical Adaptation Of The Film MONSOON WEDDING Will Premiere in Summer 2020 Photo Musical Adaptation Of The Film MONSOON WEDDING Will Premiere in Summer 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Nearly 20 years after the multi award-winning Monsoon Wedding broke all moulds by becoming one of the most successful international films of all time and introducing a worldwide audience to Indian culture through the joy of the rom-com, the beautiful story of finding love against the odds returns as a brand-new musical.

SHE WILL ROCK YOU: SONGS FROM THE COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS OF MAESTRA will Play at Feins Photo SHE WILL ROCK YOU: SONGS FROM THE COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS OF MAESTRA will Play at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

Bright stars of Broadway perform a rockin' evening of musical theater by the women who make the music in this industry. Maestra is an organization founded by Georgia Stitt that exists to give support, visibility, and community to female composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, music coordinators, and musicians who are an underrepresented minority in musical theater. It's time for them to be heard.

Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Plays And Musicals Photo Live & In Color Now Accepting Submissions For New Plays And Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019

Live & In Color, located in Salem, CT, is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing a new musical or play during their annual fall retreat in September 2020. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. Submission deadline is March 1st, 2020. For all submission requirements and how to submit, visit www.theatreincolor.org.

The Ziegfeld Club Names Recipients Of 2019 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award And Liz Swados Photo The Ziegfeld Club Names Recipients Of 2019 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award And Liz Swados Inspiration Grant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc., one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women has announced that composer and lyricist Rona Siddiqui, whose autobiographical musical Salaam Medina Talse of a Halfghan will be workshopped at Playwrights Horizons this month, has been named the recipient of the fifth annual Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award (BBZA). Created to honor a female composer of musical theatre, the BBZA is a prestigious $10,000 cash grant. In addition, the recipient receives one year of artistic and professional mentorship from a prominent composer and a producer of musical theatre.

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announced 2019 grants For Its Women Playwrights Co Photo The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Announced 2019 grants For Its Women Playwrights Commissioning Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation announced its 2019 grants in The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation's Women Playwrights Commissioning Program. These grants fund commissions for emerging female playwrights at selected theaters nationwide.

44th Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays Photo 44th Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Samuel French, a Concord Theatricals company, has announced the winners of the 2019 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition.  

Lauren Yee Is This Year's Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival Honorar Photo Lauren Yee Is This Year's Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Short Play Festival Honorary Festival Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Samuel French's Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB), the nation's premier short play competition, is excited to announce that Lauren Yee (Cambodian Rock Band, The Great Leap, The Hatmaker's Wife) is this year's honorary festival playwright. Additionally, the distinguished lineup of judges will include Masi Asare, Eleanor Burgess, Clarence Coo, Vichet Chum, Chris Giordano, Keli Goff, David L. Kimple, Margaret Ledford, Emily Morse, Salem Tsegaye, Miriam Weiner and Alexis Williams.

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc. Announces the Return of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award Photo The Ziegfeld Club, Inc. Announces the Return of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc. announces that they will offer the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for the Fifth consecutive year in a row.

Christian Borle Pens THOR Play Within New Samuel French and Marvel Partnership Photo Christian Borle Pens THOR Play Within New Samuel French and Marvel Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Samuel French and Marvel Entertainment announce the launch of Marvel Spotlight, a collection of stage plays featuring Marvel characters in relatable situations, with storylines that explore relevant contemporary themes.

Glenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly Awards Photo Glenda Jackson And More Honored At The 2019 Lilly Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

The 10th Annual Lilly Awards, honoring women in the American theatre, took place on Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at the Minetta Lane Theatre. The event was hosted by Obie and Drama Desk winner, Mia Barron, and star of Broadway's Come From Away, Jenn Colella.

Rattlestick Announces June Lineup, Including ALUMNI JAM Hosted By Kyra Sedgwick Photo Rattlestick Announces June Lineup, Including ALUMNI JAM Hosted By Kyra Sedgwick
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER announces upcoming programming for June 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place New York, NY 10014). 

Photo Coverage: Inside The MAESTRA May Seminar, Featuring Bonnie Comley and More Photo Photo Coverage: Inside The MAESTRA May Seminar, Featuring Bonnie Comley and More
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2019

Bonnie Comley, Founder of BroadwayHD, was the guest speaker at MAESTRA's May seminar at SongSpace. Composer/lyricist and music director Georgia Stitt founded the MAESTRA organization in 2017 to give support, visibility, and community to the women who make the music in the musical theater industry. The MAESTRA membership is made up of female-identifying, non-binary, and gender non-conforming composers, music directors, orchestrators, arrangers, copyists, rehearsal pianists and other musicians who are underrepresented minorities in musical theater. Songwriter and composer, Kathy Sommer, moderated the seminar.

Photo Flash: Ziegfeld Club Hosts Annual Grant Presentations Photo Photo Flash: Ziegfeld Club Hosts Annual Grant Presentations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

On Monday, November 5, 2018, The Ziegfeld Club Inc, one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women presented it's annual grants during a private ceremony held at the historic New Amsterdam Theater.

Ziegfeld Club Announces Recipient Of 2018 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award Photo Ziegfeld Club Announces Recipient Of 2018 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Ziegfeld Club, Inc., one of New York City's first performing arts charities to benefit women, is thrilled to announce that Lucille Lortel Award-Nominee Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort) has been named the recipient of the fourth annual Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award (BBZA). Created to honor a female composer of musical theatre, the BBZA is a prestigious $10,000 cash grant. In addition, the recipient receives one year of artistic and professional mentorship from a prominent composer and a producer of musical theatre.

York Theatre Company In Association With Penn State Musical Theatre Present A Reading Photo York Theatre Company In Association With Penn State Musical Theatre Present A Reading Of TYRANTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

York Theatre Company in association with Penn State Musical Theatre present a reading of TYRANTS - by Alexander Sage Oyen and S.P. Monahan

Photo Flash: LCT3 Kicks Off Spotlight Series with SHABASH! Photo Photo Flash: LCT3 Kicks Off Spotlight Series with SHABASH!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Center Theater/LCT3, kicks off its new LCT3 Spotlight Series with SHABASH!. Led by LCT3 Associate Director, Natasha Sinha, and presented in collaboration with Hypokrit Theatre Company's Tamasha, SHABASH! is a summer spectacle of new music and comedy celebrating a range of exciting new work by artists of South Asian descent, hosted by Danny Pudi ("Community") and Parvesh Cheena ("Outsourced"). SHABASH! will play three performances only on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).

Lincoln Center Kicks Off LCT3 Spotlight Series With SHABASH! Photo Lincoln Center Kicks Off LCT3 Spotlight Series With SHABASH!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3, kicks off its new LCT3 Spotlight Series with SHABASH!. Led by LCT3 Associate Director, Natasha Sinha, and presented in collaboration with Hypokrit Theatre Company's Tamasha, SHABASH! is a summer spectacle of new music and comedy celebrating a range of exciting new work by artists of South Asian descent, hosted by Danny Pudi ("Community") and Parvesh Cheena ("Outsourced"). SHABASH! will play three performances only on August 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street).

The O'Neill Announces Casts and Creatives For 2018 Summer Season Of New Musicals and  Photo The O'Neill Announces Casts and Creatives For 2018 Summer Season Of New Musicals and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announces casting and creative teams for the summer season of new musicals and plays selected for development at the National Music Theater Conference and National Playwrights Conference.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2018 Summer Season Photo Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today the 2018 summer season of plays, musicals, and other works in development at the National Puppetry Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Playwrights Conference, and Cabaret & Performance Conference.

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