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Talking Olaf, Books and Other Musical Theatre Inspirations With Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.15.18 Great songwriting duos – think Lennon/McCartney, Goffin/King, Bacharach/David, or Leiber/Stoller – are extremely rare. Anyone who’s tried to write a song with another person can attest that chemistry is one thing you can’t force – you just hope to be fortunate enough to find it. But for musical theater writing… Read more...


BMI Foundation Presents Annual Jerry Harrington Awards

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From News, posted 6.16.11 The 12th Annual BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Awards for Creative Excellence were presented during a ceremony held on June 13 at BMI’s New York offices. The prestigious awards, funded by BMI Assistant Vice President and BMI Foundation board member Evelyn Buckstein in honor of her colleague, the late Jerry Harrington,… Read more...


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Accepting Applications

From News, posted 7.20.09 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2009 deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins September 21, 2009 and runs through June 2010.… Read more...


New Works Highlighted at Tony-Honored BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase

From News, posted 7.02.08 The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held its biannual showcase of new songs from Workshop writers June 12 at the Jerry Orbach Theatre. The showcase, which highlighted 11 new musicals and 23 Workshop writers, was made possible by a generous grant from the… Read more...


BMI Workshop Offers Students Crash Course in Musical Theatre

From News, posted 11.10.06 The Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop hosted a group of 20 students from Valparaiso (Indiana) High School for a one-day "mini-workshop" session. The teens, who actively write musical theatre pieces during the school year under the direction of Alice Gambel using the teachings of Workshop founder… Read more...


Special Tony Awarded to BMI’s Musical Theatre Workshop

From News, posted 10.27.06 The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, an innovative program widely regarded as the foremost training ground for new writing voices, was presented with a special Tony Award at the 16th Annual Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. Tony Award winners and Workshop… Read more...


BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Wins Special Drama Desk Award

From News, posted 4.30.06 Past and Present Members Nominated for Outstanding Music and Lyrics The Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will receive a special Drama Desk Award "for nurturing, developing and promoting new talent for the musical theater." This prestigious award will be presented to the Workshop during the 2006… Read more...


Songsmiths of Broadway to Perform at ‘Best of the BMI Workshop’ Concert

From News, posted 9.08.05 Broadway composers who honed their craft at the famed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will join together in song for a one-night-only concert on September 14 at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street) at 8pm. The evening is a cooperative production of BMI, the Prospect Theatre Company… Read more...


Theatre Workshop Hosts Indiana High School Students

From News, posted 11.22.04 The Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop hosted four teams of musical theatre writers from the Valparaiso, Indiana High School recently for a special session. Valparaiso High School… Read more...


Scholastic Award Winners Get Lesson in Musical Theatre

From News, posted 6.17.04 Winners of the national Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards participated in a streamlined version of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The visit to the BMI Workshop was part of several events these middle and high school students attended throughout New York City,… Read more...


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