April 4, 2017
The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop Showcases Top Works on May 1st
Developing Works by Workshop Members to Be Premiered at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater
NEW YORK, NY—April 04, 2017 – The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop will present its top works in this year’s showcase on Monday, May 1st at 4:30 PM. The event will be held at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater in New York City (10 West 64th Street) and will premiere performances of the best of songs written and composed by recent members of this Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony® honored workshop.
The Showcase, hosted and produced by workshop director, BMI’s Patrick Cook, is FREE and open to the public. Seats are first come, first serve. Doors open at 4 PM.
The evening’s performances will new music from shows in development written by several esteemed composers and lyricists including Adam Mathias & Jonathan Monro (A History of Summer), Ben Wexler (The Washing 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.
BMI’s Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop has helped develop top talent for half a century. 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 are past members of the workshop as well as steering committee members like legendary talents Alan Menken, Frederick Freyer, Nancy Golladay, Adam Mathias, Jane Smulyan, Sarah Wordsworth, Maury Yeston and David Spencer.
For more information on the workshop and its history visit: https://www.bmi.com/theatre_workshop
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Caroline Gumer, BMI