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John Kander to Be Honored With 2013 National Medal of Art

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From News, posted 7.29.14. On July 28 at the White House, President Barack Obama will present BMI songwriter John Kander with the highest award given to artists by the federal government for his outstanding contribution to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of art in the United States: the 2013 National Medal of Art. For… Read more...


Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Member Andrew Monroe Wins Jerry Bock Award

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From News, posted 7.14.14. The 2014 Jerry Bock Award, which is given for the most promising new musical to be written in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, was presented at a luncheon at Broadcast Music Inc.’s New York office on June 17, 2014. With the sad death of Jerry Bock, the awards… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Now Accepting Applications

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From News, posted 7.11.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2014, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 15,… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Wins Tony Award

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From News, posted 6.24.14. Bryan Cranston took home the Tony Award earlier this month for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his work in All The Way, a biographical play chronicling the life of President Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston, best known for playing Walter White on AMC’s… Read more...


Broadway Tribute to Legendary BMI Writers Leiber and Stoller Opens in D.C.

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From News, posted 5.16.14. Smokey Joe’s Café – The Songs of Leiber and Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest-running musical revue, is now transporting audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. Director… Read more...


Tonys and Drama Desk Give Major Nods to BMI Affiliates

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From News, posted 5.07.14. The theatre awards season is in full swing, and nominations for BMI’s roster of affiliates are pouring in. Both the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards recently announced their expansive lists of nominees, celebrating the best scores, actors and actresses, musicals and more of the past year, and BMI affiliates’… Read more...


BMI Affiliate Billy Porter’s ‘Back On Broadway’

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From News, posted 4.23.14. “I’ve waited my whole life for this,” Broadway star and longtime Broadcast Music, Inc. affiliate Billy Porter recently said when discussing the continued success of the Cyndi Lauper/Harvey Fierstein musical Kinky Boots. His excitement is warranted: the hit musical just celebrated a full year on the stage, and critics have lauded… Read more...


The Lopez Family Meets Oscar!

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From News, posted 3.03.14. Please join us in congratulating BMI composers Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, who last night took home the 2014 Oscar for Best Original Song for “Let It Go” from Frozen. The husband and wife team met at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop in New York City in… Read more...


BMI Writers Clinch Major GRAMMYs

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From News, posted 1.28.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. songwriters and composers enjoyed several spectacular moments at the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Multiple wins were given to Best New Artist sensations Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who performed the show-stopping “Same Love,” which was one of the evening’s most memorable highlights. Daft Punk, Nile… Read more...


BMI Composers Top Billboard 200, Earn Oscar Nom for Song in ‘Frozen’

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From News, posted 1.10.14. While much of the country has experienced extreme winter weather with brutally low temperatures recently, the Billboard charts have also been Frozen. The soundtrack for Disney’s latest animated feature, Frozen, written by longtime BMI affiliates and husband-and-wife duo Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, has soared to the coveted No. 1… Read more...