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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...


Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway

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From MusicWorld, posted 4.07.10 If you’re looking for an authoritative — and hilarious — chronicle of the Broadway stage, look no further than Forbidden Broadway: Behind the Mylar Curtain, the new book by Gerard Alessandrini. Ever since 1982, this stage writer, director and performer has taken wicked delight in parodying the Great White Way… Read more...


Spring Smoker Showcases New Lehman-Engel Workshop Material

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From News, posted 5.07.09 On April 30 in New York City, BMI staged its semi-annual Spring Smoker showcase, where industry executives enjoyed performances from participants in the Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Smoker, now in its eleventh inception, was inspired by the Cambridge University gatherings of Workshop alumnus and mentor Maury… Read more...


‘Passing Strange’ Receives Top Honors at 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards

From News, posted 5.22.08 The 53rd Annual Drama Desk Awards honored the year’s best Sunday, May 18 in New York City. Leading BMI Tony Award nominee Passing Strange garnered top honors for its creative hive, including Outstanding Musical. Co-creators Heidi Rodewald and Stew accepted the award, while Stew, who also stars in Passing Strange,… 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...


And the Tony Goes to…BMI’s Musical Theatre Workshop!

From News, posted 9.26.06 Congratulations to the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, recently announced as a recipient of the 2006 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. This prestigious honor will be presented Oct. 24 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. The Tony Honors… 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...


Gerard Alessandrini Guest Moderates BMI Musical Theatre Workshop

From News, posted 3.24.03 Pat Cook (left), Artistic Coordinator of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, and BMI's Jean Banks (right) greet Gerard Alessandrini, award-winning writer of Forbidden Broadway. Gerard was the guest moderator at the Workshop's Advanced Class. photo by Eric Miller Read more...


Broadway Honors BMI Composer Lehman Engel

From News, posted 4.04.01 Members of the BMI/Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop past and present gather on the stage of Merkin Hall following the concert honoring the late musical theatre composer Some of Broadway's top composers… Read more...


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