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Two ASCAP members, the avant garde jazz composer/multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill and the musical theatre composer/performer Lin-Manuel Miranda, have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize in its hundredth year.

Four exciting new original musical works –– Joe Schmoe Saves the World, Gold Mountain, Comic-Con the Musical and Legendale - will be developed.

ASCAP is now seeking new musicals for the annual ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop in New York. Serving once more as artistic director for the workshop is Academy and Grammy Award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz.

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces a new partnership with ASCAP and DreamWorks Studios to present the highly successful annual program, The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop.

The ASCAP Foundation announces a nationwide series of concerts and educational programs made possible by Broadway composer/ lyricist Jerry Herman.

On, June 27, 2015, the Dramatists Guild Chicago Region and Porchlight Music Theatre hosted a panel discussion on the business aspects of musical theatre writing.

ASCAP produced a musical tribute to Stephen Schwartz at the Dramatists Guild Conference in LaJolla on July 18.

ASCAP members took home some of the top trophies last night at the 69th Annual Tony Awards in New York City. Fun Home won Best Musical and Best Original Score; The King and I was named Best Revival of a Musical.

In honor of Edward Kleban, New Dramatists gives this prize annually to both a librettist and a lyricist. The Board sets the amount of the prize annually but in recent years the prize has been in the amount of $100,000 in each category payable in two annual installments.

The three packed days of programming includes top speakers and performers as well as over 40 panels on music creation, business, marketing, music placement and more.

Meredith Monk has been a composer, singer, choreographer and creator of new operas, musical theatre works and more for over 50 years. As she celebrates that milestone, she has released Piano Songs, a collection of 12 instrumentals for two pianos, magnificently performed by Bruce Brubaker and Ursula Oppens.

Hamilton is composer, rapper, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda’s revolutionary new musical headed for Broadway. At the 2012 EXPO, he talked about his creative process and gave attendees a glimpse into his new work.

The ASCAP/Grow A Show New Musical Theatre Workshop (Sept. 9-11, 2015) at the Lied Center for Performing Arts is seeking new musical theatre works with the potential to be developed and produced into full-scale productions.

The Lion King musical recently became the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time. Behind its success is the visionary director Julie Taymor. So much of her work for stage and screen has involved musical collaborations. We spoke with her about working with music creators to unite sound and vision into a compelling whole.