The Outer Critics Circle recently announced recipients of its 61st Annual Awards, and BMI’s musical theatre vanguard earned three of the organization’s prestigious honors. Robert Lopez garnered two trophies: Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score, both for runaway hit The Book of Mormon. Lyricist Jack Lechner and composer Andy Monroe earned Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical honors for The Kid.
While both winners point to the young burst of creativity currently driving the conversation on and off Broadway, they also underscore BMI’s tradition of cultivating musical theatre’s next generation: Lopez presented songs for The Book of Mormon and The Kid was developed in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
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