The award, which comes with a $60,000 prize, recognizes excellence in musical theatre songwriting among emerging talents.
The award for most promising lyricist and librettist in the American musical theatre includes a purse of $100,000, paid out over two years.
Artists will develop work over the next 9 months, leading up to a works-in-progress reading series.
This summer, 18 musical theatre writers and teams will develop 9 projects remotely.
The company will include actors, directors, playwrights, and producers all 25 and under.