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BMI Congratulates its 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Nominees

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From News, posted 10.21.16. The Songwriters Hall of Fame unveiled its slate of nominees for induction in 2017, and 12 of them are legendary BMI affiliates. As an organization dedicated to honoring the contributions of the composers and lyricists responsible for the world’s most celebrated popular music, the Songwriters Hall of Fame will celebrate… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications for Composer/Lyricist Class

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From News, posted 7.18.16. BMI is pleased to announce that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The purpose of this class is to bring writers together to work under the guidance and supervision of experienced professionals in order to develop new creative talent… Read more...


BMI Congratulates the Lehman Engel Workshop Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.28.16. BMI congratulates the seven members of the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, who were winners of its annual Musical Theatre Awards, which consist of the Jerry Harrington Awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre, the Jean Banks Award, and the Ellen Schwartz Award for Outstanding Literary… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Tony Award Winners

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From News, posted 6.13.16. BMI is proud of its affiliates who were honored for their work for the stage at last night’s 2016 Tony Awards in New York City. Megahit musical, Hamilton, was the evening’s big emphasis, earning awards for Daveed Diggs for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and Alex Lacamoire for Best… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Winners

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From News, posted 6.08.16. On Sunday, June 5, in a magnificent celebration at New York City’s Town Hall, several BMI affiliates were recognized for their outstanding achievements in theatre over the last year. Here’s the list: Outstanding Revival of a Musical She Loves Me, Roundabout Theatre Company Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock (Music &… Read more...


Alan Menken’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ Enchants Audiences at the Hollywood Bowl

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From News, posted 6.06.16. BMI composer Alan Menken’s award-winning music to The Little Mermaid was the focus of the legendary Hollywood Bowl Orchestra this past weekend when they performed the score live, as the classic Disney film was viewed on the Bowl’s mammoth screen by a mesmerized audience. Menken, who has won more Academy… Read more...


Famed BMI Songwriter Mike Stoller and Wife Corky Hale Stoller “Stand By” Project Angel Food

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From News, posted 5.11.16. Mike Stoller, one-half of the legendary BMI songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, who are responsible for Ben E. King’s megahit “Stand By Me,” along with his acclaimed jazz musician wife, Corky Hale Stoller, have a history of coming to the rescue of organizations in need. Project Angel Food in… Read more...


Tony Awards to Honor Sheldon Harnick – Multiple BMI Nominees Announced

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From News, posted 5.04.16. The Tony nominations are out and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list for their work on Broadway! Included in the names to receive bravos is Pulitzer Prize and three-time Tony-winner Sheldon Harnick, whose musicals Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me are again up for… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2016 Drama Desk Nominees

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From News, posted 4.28.16. The nominations for this year’s Drama Desk Awards are in, and several BMI affiliates are on the top of the list! The awards, which are voted on by theater critics, journalists, editors, and publishers covering theater, are given annually to honor outstanding achievement by professional theater artists on Broadway, off-Broadway,… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Winter ‘Smoker’

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From News, posted 3.16.16. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop presented its winter “Smoker” on Thursday, March 10 at BMI’s NY office, showcasing new songs written and performed by several esteemed composers and lyricists who are all members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored workshop. Featured performances included works by… Read more...