The renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will proudly present its top works in this year’s showcase on Monday, May 1, at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street). The free concert, hosted and produced by workshop director, BMI’s Patrick Cook, will premiere performances of the best songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored workshop. Seats are first come, first served. Doors open at 4 PM, with the performances starting at 4:30.
The event will feature new music from shows in development that are being written by several esteemed composers and lyricists, including Adam Mathias & Jonathan Monro (A History of Summer), Ben Wexler (The Washington Square Park Project), Benjamin Velez (Starblasters), Jamie Cowperthwait & Ok Kyun Kang (Addams Family Values), Janine McGuire & Arri Lawton Simon (Pleasantville), Kate Anderson & Elyssa Samsel (Between the Lines), Katya Stanislavskaya (Resident Alien), Laura Kleinbaum & Willem Oosthuysen (#MARS), Laurel Haines & Steph Singer (Delicatessen), Lisa Mongillo & Joanna Burns (Love Letters), Mary Liz McNamara (Body and Soul), Oliver Houser (Fun with Dick and Jane), Timothy Huang (Costs of Living) and Tracy Sallows (A Head for Business).
“BMI is thrilled to present an exciting night of works written and composed by our highly-regarded workshop members, and we are proud of our continued dedication to developing and supporting rising talent in the musical theatre community,” said BMI Director of Jazz & Musical Theatre, Patrick Cook.
Having helped develop top talent for half a century, the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop’s past members include lyricists and composers behind award-winning productions such as A Chorus Line, Little Shop of Horrors, Nine, Once on This Island, Ragtime, Avenue Q, Next To Normal, and The Book of Mormon. Several alumni are also now steering committee members, including legendary talents Alan Menken, Frederick Freyer, Nancy Golladay, Adam Mathias, Jane Smulyan, Sarah Wordsworth, Maury Yeston and David Spencer.
Learn more about the workshop and its history here.