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Writers Announced For 2018 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony At Goodspeed

January 9, 2018
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In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 38 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2018 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. The Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed is an unparalleled, long-term residency program devoted exclusively to musical theatre writing. Read more… 


Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Adam Kantor, & Maestro Steven Reineke Celebrate at the WOMEN OF NOTES Concert Cast Party

November 18, 2017
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As Steven Reineke, music director and conductor pointed out in his toast after The New York Pops Concert dedicated to women female Composers….”this concert was especially significant in these current times.” After the extraordinary notes of women composers and lyricists played in Carnegie Hall by the orchestra and sung by guest artists (in a concert titled Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists) the cast and New York Pops community celebrated… and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos!


BROADWAY CLOSE UP: TWO’S COMPANY – BROADWAY’S GREATEST DUETS

November 15, 2017
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In musicals, it’s often the flashy solos and big choral numbers that get the most attention, but duets generate their own kind of excitement. Host Sean Hartley and a stellar cast of Broadway stars explore duets in different styles by some of Broadway’s greatest writers, including Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Stephen Schwartz, William Finn and Alan Menken. Featuring Tony nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Farah Alvin (Nine), Lora Lee Gayer (Follies), Jason Gotay (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Jeff Kready (Les Misérables), Kevin Massey (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), Gabrielle Stravelli and Sally Wilfert (Assassins).
With Georgia Stitt, Music Director, and Tony nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Stage Director. Read more… 


Ingrid Michaelson and Georgia Stitt Join New York Pops Women of Notes Concert

November 8, 2017
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Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and Harold Arlen Award-winning composer-lyricist, pianist, and music supervisor Georgia Stitt will make special appearances with the New York Pops for Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists. The concert will be held on November 17 at Carnegie Hall. Michaelson and Stitt join previously announced special guests Sara Bareilles and Fred Ebb Award-winning composer-lyricist Shaina Taub. Read more here…