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BMI Writers Capture Major Drama Desk Award Nods for Hit Musicals

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From News, posted 5.04.15 Several BMI songwriters and composers received impressive nods for the 2015 Drama Desk Awards, which are presented to honor outstanding achievement in professional theater and are voted on by industry critics, journalists, editors and publishers. Multiple nominations went to Karey Kirkpatrick who earned a nod for Outstanding Book of a… Read more...


BMI Writers Receive Major Nods for Outer Critics Circle Awards

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From News, posted 4.22.15 Broadcast Music, Inc. composers received an impressive four out of the five nominations for the Outer Critics Circle Outstanding New Score award. The Broadway musicals,The Last Ship with score by Sting, Something Rotten! featuring music by Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick, The Visit, scored by John Kander & Fred Ebb and… Read more...


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.… Read more...


‘Broadway on Broadway’ Highlights BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Scribes

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From News, posted 5.19.09 The Tony®-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop participated in Symphony Space’s Broadway on Broadway, a 13-hour tribute to musical theatre, on Sunday, May 16. Three writers from the Workshop, Andy Monroe, Jack Letchner and Michael Zam, were interviewed by Workshop artistic coordinator Patrick Cook about their upcoming production of… Read more...


‘Spring Awakening’ Tops Drama Desk Awards

From News, posted 5.24.07 Spring Awakening, with music and lyrics by BMI composers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, swept the 2007 Drama Desk Awards for musical theatre. Sheik won for Outstanding Music, Sater for Outstanding Lyrics and the show itself for Outstanding Musical. These achievements may well be a reflection of the upcoming Tony… Read more...


‘Spring Awakening’ Is Top Tony Nominee

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From News, posted 5.17.07 The 2007 Tony Awards nominations again illustrate the strength of BMI’s presence in the musical theatre, past and present, as both veterans of and newcomers to the stage are among the individuals singled out for notable achievements on Broadway. Leading the nominations are Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, co-creators of… Read more...


Broadway Dazzled by BMI Writers

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From News, posted 1.17.07 The current Broadway season has theatre-goers scrambling for seats to shows from BMI’s ever-growing list of writers from the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. A CHORUS LINE A revival of A Chorus Line opened Oct. 5, 2006, at the Schoenfeld Theatre… Read more...


BMI Foundation Founder Theodora Zavin Dies at 82

From News, posted 6.21.04 BMI and the BMI Foundation mourn the passing of Theodora Zavin, one of the music industry's most respected copyright attorneys, who served as a senior executive at BMI. Zavin died Monday (June 21) at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital after a brief illness. She was… Read more...


Theater World Honors BMI Composers Kander and Ebb

From News, posted 6.07.00 BMI theatre composers John Kander and Fred Ebb were honored on June 5 with the Oscar Hammerstein Award presented by the New York Theatre Company during its annual fundraiser. This multiple Tony, Grammy, Oscar and Emmy winning pair has created some of Broadway’s top hits over the… Read more...