The workshops are produced by ASCAP Director of Music Theatre, Michael Kerker, with Artistic Director, Stephen Schwartz, Composer-lyricist of musicals including Wicked, Pippin and The Baker’s Wife. They are held annually for the ASCAP Foundation, in New York City.
For six nights over three weeks a handful of new musicals are chosen to be work-shopped. Top actors, well known Directors and Luminaries such as Stephen Flaherty (composer- Ragtime, Anastasia) and David Zippel (lyricist – City of Angels, Hercules, Mulan, Women in White) are amongst the regular participants who help bring these new works to life.
For more about ASCAP’s Musical Theatre program go to www.ascap.com/musictheatre/