2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 12, 2007 deadline ]
Folk & Traditional Arts |
Local Arts Agencies
Media Arts |
Musical Theater |
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
To support the premiere production of the Gershwins' An American In Paris, directed by artistic director Gregory Boyd with accompanying education and outreach activities. The musical comedy will feature songs and words written by George and Ira Gershwin with a new book by Ken Ludwig.
Kansas City, MO
To support the premiere of lyricist Lynn Ahrens' and composer Stephen Flaherty's Once On This Island. Artistic director Jeff Church will direct the musical with choreography by Ernie Nolan.
Court Theatre Fund
To support the production of Carousel by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein with accompanying educational activities. Artistic director Charles Newell will direct the musical and co-produce the work in partnership with Long Wharf Theatre.
District of Columbia Jewish Community Center Inc. (on behalf of Theatre J)
To support the development and world premiere of David in Shadow and Light, written by Yehuda Hyman and composed by Daniel Hoffman. The production will be directed by Nick Olcott.
Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
To support the development and world premiere of a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's story The Nightingale. The creative team of playwright Shannon Rae Lutz, composer Fitz Patton, and librettist Tod Almond will create a new musical for young audiences to be directed by producing artistic director D. Lynn Meyers.
George Street Playhouse, Inc.
New Brunswick, NJ
To support the world premiere production of Long Season. Written by Asian American playwright Chay Yew with music by Filipino American composer Fabian Obispo, the musical was originally developed as part of the Cannery Project at Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Alaska.
Hale Centre Theatre
West Valley City, UT
To support a musical by Frank Wildhorn, Gregory Boyd, and Jack Murphy that is set during the Civil War. The production will feature a diverse group of community actors, musicians, technicians, and local artistic staff.
Landis & Company Theatre of Magic, Inc. (aka Enchantment Theatre Company) (Consortium)
To support the creation and tour of an original production of Scheherazade for performance on stage with live symphony orchestras. The work will be premiered by the Enchanted Theatre Company in partnership with the Cleveland Orchestra and performed with additional orchestras nationwide.
Mountain Play Association
Mill Valley, CA
To support an outdoor production of The Wizard of Oz. Performances will be given during day-long, outdoor community events in a rock amphitheater in Mount Tamalpais State Park.
National Alliance for Musical Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the 20th annual Festival of New Musicals. The project will bring together musical theater writers and industry professionals with the goal of developing and nurturing new musicals.
New York Festival of Song, Inc.
New York, NY
To support performances, a radio broadcast, and a live recording of commissioned works by composers William Bolcom and John Musto with books by librettist Mark Campbell. Based on an Italian folktale, Musto's work will be titled Bastianello; and based on Machiavelli's La Mondragola, Bolcom's work will be titled Lucrezia.
Next Theatre Company
To support the American Dream Songbook. The project will feature world-premiere songs on the topic of the American Dream by different American composers, presented alongside Leonard Bernstein's short chamber opera Trouble in Tahiti.
Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, Inc. (Consortium)
To support The Fair Haired Boy by Sheldon Harnick, David Baker, and Ira Wallach with accompanying educational activities. In partnership with the Morris Museum/ Bickford Theatre, the musical will feature a revised book, lyrics, and music and be directed by associate artistic director James Glossman.
Prospect Theater Company Inc.
New York, NY
To support the development and production of Honor, a new musical by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel. The piece will be loosely based on Shakespeare's As You Like It with the setting transferred to feudal Japan.
San Francisco Mime Troupe, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the development and tour of a musical comedy titled Wide Open. Developed and produced by the Tony Award-winning troupe, the musical will be an entertaining examination of electoral politics and the voting process.
San Jose Children's Musical Theater
San Jose, CA
To support the production of West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim with accompanying educational activities, theatrical training, and performance experience for young artists. Artistic director and choreographer Kevin Hauge will direct the musical as the centerpiece of the theater's 40th-anniversary season.
Second Stage Theatre, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the development and world premiere production of the rock musical Feeling Electric by composer Tom Kitt and librettist Brian Yorkey with accompanying educational and outreach activities. Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award-winning playwright and director James Lapine will further develop and direct the musical.
Signature Theatre, Inc. (aka Signature Theatre)
To support the East Coast premiere of The Visit with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Terrence McNally, and choreography by Ann Reinking. Associate director of the Goodman Theatre Frank Galati will direct the musical with Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera starring in the leading role.
South Coast Repertory, Inc.
Costa Mesa, CA
To support the world premiere production of An Italian Straw Hat. The musical is based on playwright John Strand's translation and adaptation of the French farce by Eugene Labiche.
Swine Palace Productions, Inc.
Baton Rouge, LA
To support a production of Hair, with book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt McDermott. London-based actor, director, and playwright Steven Young will direct with music direction by Norma Jeanne Curley.
Palo Alto, CA
To support the seventh annual New Works Festival. The project will feature new musicals and plays presented in staged reading and workshop production formats.
Trinity Repertory Company
To support the world premiere production of Paris by Night, written and directed by Curt Columbus. With music composed by Andre Pluess and Amy Warren, the production will feature members of the theater's resident acting company and students from the Brown/Trinity graduate programs.
To support the development and production of a new musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women, with music by Kim Oler, lyrics by Alison Hubbard, and book by Sean Hartley. The production will open in Issaquah and subsequently tour to Everett, Washington.
Vineyard Theatre & Workshop Center, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the world premiere production of The Burnt Part Boys, with book by Mariana Elder, music by Chris Miller, and lyrics by Nathan Tysen. The musical is a large-scale work with a bluegrass-inspired score about a group of teenagers whose miner fathers perished in a tragic coal mining accident.
York Theatre Company, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Developmental Reading Series. The project will provide composers and lyricists with opportunities to see and hear their work onstage and receive valuable feedback from artists and audiences.
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