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Apply for the 2020 ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshops in LA and NYC

Led by artistic director Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell, Pippin), these workshops give participating composers & lyricists the rare chance to present selections from original, musical works-in-progress for professional critique.

2019 ASCAP Screen Music Awards: Full Coverage

Michael Giacchino, Pinar Toprak, Pasek & Paul win big at star-studded celebration of the year's most successful music for screens

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Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown Triumphs at the 2019 Tonys

Hadestown is the first Best Musical winner with book, music & lyrics written single-handedly by a woman

ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshops

  • The ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Workshop in New York

  • The ASCAP Foundation/Universal Theatrical Group Musical Theatre Workshop at the Wallis

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We first became involved with ASCAP when we attended the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project at Northwestern University in 2006 and shared a pancake breakfast with ASCAP's Michael Kerker. He was there moderating the program and has been tremendously helpful to us ever since.

— Benj Pasek and Justin Paul