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‘Raisin’ Score Composer Judd Woldin Dies at 86

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From News, posted 12.05.11. Judd Woldin, the theater composer who wrote the score for the Tony-winning musical Raisin and an original member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, died in Manhattan at the age of 86 on Sunday, November 27.The cause was cancer, according to his son Mark. Woldin first met Lehman Engel… Read more...


Richard Engquist, Lyricist, Leader of BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop, Dies at 76

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From News, posted 3.24.10. Richard Engquist, who led the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop for over 30 years, died on March 18. He was part of the transitional team composed of Alan Menken, Maury Yeston, Ed Kleban, Skip Kennon and David Spencer, who assured that the Workshop would continue to flourish after the death of… Read more...


Kitt & Yorkey’s Winning Dynamic is ‘Next to Normal’

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From MusicWorld, posted 7.17.09. To look at them, the men make an unlikely pair. Tom Kitt is lean, dark, and clean-shaven, while Brian Yorkey is burley and bearded. Kitt sits straight, legs neatly crossed. Yorkey relaxes expansively. But clearly this composer and lyricist-book writer complement each other artistically. Their most recent collaboration – the Broadway… Read more...


Michael John LaChiusa Tackles ‘Giant’

From MusicWorld, posted 6.19.09. Giant. Like its name, the story and cultural waves left in its wake are larger than life. A best-selling novel by Edna Ferber, the epic tale became a blockbuster film directed by George Stevens, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Now, audiences will… Read more...


Smoking Hot Songs Presented at Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Showcase

From News, posted 11.26.08. The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held its fall Smoker November 20 at BMI’s New York office. A semi-annual showcase for new songs from Workshop writers, the Smoker, now in its 11th season, is modeled after informal social gatherings at Cambridge University, where the Workshop’s two time Tony® Award-winning writer… Read more...


Valparaiso Students Receive “Fantastick” Instruction

From News, posted 11.04.08. Students in the Creative Musical Theatre Composition class at Indiana’s Valparaiso High School were treated to a one-day session of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop October 23, lead by Workshop steering committee member Frank Evans and facilitated by program designer Alice Gamble. The students, who actively write musical theatre… Read more...


New Works Highlighted at Tony-Honored BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Showcase

From News, posted 7.02.08. The Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop held its biannual showcase of new songs from Workshop writers June 12 at the Jerry Orbach Theatre. The showcase, which highlighted 11 new musicals and 23 Workshop writers, was made possible by a generous grant from the Cameron… Read more...


BMI Workshop Offers Students Crash Course in Musical Theatre

From News, posted 11.10.06. The Tony-honored BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop hosted a group of 20 students from Valparaiso (Indiana) High School for a one-day "mini-workshop" session. The teens, who actively write musical theatre pieces during the school year under the direction of Alice Gambel using the teachings of Workshop founder Lehman… 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 alumni… Read more...


BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Wins Special Drama Desk Award

From News, posted 4.30.06. Past and Present Members Nominated for Outstanding Music and Lyrics The Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will receive a special Drama Desk Award "for nurturing, developing and promoting new talent for the musical theater." This prestigious award will be presented to the Workshop during the 2006 Drama… Read more...


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