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What Are The Key Elements of a Successful Musical Theatre Piece?

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From The Weekly, posted 5.15.18 Each month, different members of BMI’s Creative team give their feedback on burning questions asked by our songwriters and composers. This time, we asked Patrick Cook, BMI’s Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz: The most important element in a musical is that everyone is writing the… Read more...


BMI Bulletin Board: March

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From MusicWorld, posted 3.15.17 WORKSHOPS Jason Blume Songwriting Workshop: Nashville BMI’s popular Songwriters’ Workshop Series in Nashville is held monthly under the tutelage of hit songwriter and best-selling author Jason Blume. When: April 18, 2017, July 11, November 14, 2017, 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Where: BMI’s Nashville offices (10 Music Square… Read more...


Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer Win 2017 Jerry Bock Musical Theatre Award

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From News, posted 3.07.17 The BMI Foundation has announced Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer as the winners of the 2017 Jerry Bock Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre. The $2,000 grant is awarded annually to the lyricist and composer of the most promising musical created in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop,… Read more...


BMI Writers Take Major GRAMMY Nominations

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From News, posted 12.27.16 After another prolific year of incredible music, BMI songwriters made a strong showing in the nominations for the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards, slated to be presented Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Earning multiple nods across the prestigious Recording Academy accolade’s 84 separate categories, the… 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...


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...


Photos of the Month: The Opening of W.S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired

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From MusicWorld, posted 2.13.13 BMI’s Pat Cook and Sheldon Harnick at the opening of “The Very Model of a Modern Major Lyricist: W.S. Gilbert and the Broadway He Inspired” at the 92nd Street Y in New York. Written and narrated by Sheldon Harnick with musical direction by Rob Fisher. Read more...


Jerry Bock Dies

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From News, posted 11.04.10 Influential BMI composer Jerry Bock has died. He was 81 years old. He was the creative firestorm behind scores for Broadway musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!, She Loves Me, The Rothschilds, The Apple Tree and Tenderloin. Along with his frequent collaborator, the lyricist Sheldon Harnick, Bock charmed critics… Read more...


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