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ASCAP composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis has been named the 2016 recipient of The ASCAP Foundation Jay Gorney Award for his song “If the World Only Knew.” The song is from a musical he wrote for children with autism and special needs at P94M, the Spectrum School in lower Manhattan.

With so many works based on existing material these days, truly original musicals are few and far between. This August 7th panel, sponsored by The ASCAP Foundation, will include some of today's most buzzed-about musical theatre writers discussing what it takes to turn their own inspiring ideas into successful shows. FREE admission.

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.