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BMI Composer David Yazbek Brings His Unique Sound Back to Broadway

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From MusicWorld, posted 11.15.17 Don’t try to put David Yazbek in a box. In fact, he is adamant that genres and categories mean very little to him. But it’s really hard to believe considering his overwhelming success scoring Broadway musicals, including his critically acclaimed new show The Band’s Visit. The three-time Tony Award nominee,… Read more...


BMI Affiliates Take Home Prestigious Trophies at the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards

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From News, posted 6.05.17 BMI congratulates its musical theatre composers who assumed the stage to collect their accolades at last night’s 62nd Drama Desk Awards at Town Hall in New York City. Presented annually to honor outstanding achievement on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway, the Drama Desk Awards recognized four BMI affiliates, including David Yazbek… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its 2017 Drama Desk Nominees

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From News, posted 5.11.17 Our musical theatre composers have once again made BMI proud with several nominations for prestigious Drama Desk Awards. The annual awards honor productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway. Winners will be announced during the celebration on June 4, at New York’s Town Hall. Congratulations to all! Here’s the complete… Read more...


BMI Congratulates its Outer Critics Circle Nominees

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From News, posted 4.25.17 As the official organization of writers about New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway, the Outer Critics Circle members have named this year’s nominees for its prestigious awards, with several BMI composers on the list. The winners will be announced Monday, May 8. Congratulations… Read more...


BMI Musical Theatre Family Dominates 2011 Drama Desk Nominations

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From News, posted 5.06.11 The musical theatre award season is in full swing, and BMI’s family of composers and lyricists, from young torchbearers to veteran game-changers, are earning recognition of jobs very well done. The recently announced list of 2011 Drama Desk nominees underlines BMI’s longtime tradition of cultivating and celebrating musical theatre creators:… Read more...


BMI Broadway Composers Sweep Tony Score Nominations

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From News, posted 5.05.11 BMI’s deep-rooted tradition of acclaimed musical theatre grew even deeper as the nominees were announced for the 2011 Tony Awards. Every nominee in the Tony’s prestigious Best Original Score category was penned by a BMI composer, and from breakout hit The Book of Mormon, which with 14 nods leads the… Read more...


It’s Eight Grammy Nods for Mariah, Kanye and Legend

From News, posted 12.11.05 BMI superstars Mariah Carey, Kanye West and John Legend led the list of nominees for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards with eight nods each when contenders were announced at a star-studded press conference held December 8 at Gotham Hall in New York City. Their three-way tie pushed the… Read more...


Workshop Master Class Welcomes Guest Speaker David Yazbek

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From News, posted 10.20.05 Grammy Award-winning BMI composer David Yazbek was a guest speaker at the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Master Class held recently at BMI's New York office. Moderated by BMI Workshop committee member David Spencer, the Master Class examined two musicals developed in the Workshop: Adam… Read more...


Composer David Yasbek to Be Guest Speaker at Workshop Master Class

From News, posted 9.22.05 Grammy Award-winning BMI composer David Yazbek will be a guest speaker at the Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Master Class on Thursday, September 29. The class will be held at 5:00pm at BMI's midtown office (320 West 57th Street). Admission to the Master Class… Read more...


For David Yazbek, It’s Been a Three-Tuxedo Year

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.21.05 David Yazbek is having a very good decade. The multitalented singer/songwriter started off the new millennium by composing his very first Broadway musical, a theater adaptation of the hit UK film, The Full Monty . The resulting original score earned Yazbek Tony and Grammy nominations,… Read more...


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