The Music Critics Association of North America recognizes their opera about African American life.
The finalists are Will Arbery and David Henry Hwang & Jeanine Tesori.
Multiple theatre artists are among MacDowell Colony’s 79 fall fellows, who will receive an average of $10,000 and a fully funded residency.
With ‘Blue’ opening this week at Glimmerglass, the composer reflects on her approach to music and meaning, and leaks her ambition to make a musical film.
The acclaimed director will take the helm of the summer musical-theatre revival series, which she co-led this past year.
Tesori, who began the New York City Center program, joins Kauffman to program summer 2018.
Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical, with its Confederate-monument subplot, will get an unexpectedly timely revival.
The recipients are Micki Grant, Jane Cox, Ari Laura Kreith, Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, Lear deBessonet, and Elsa Rael.
Jeanine Tesori’s final season will include ‘Runaways’ and ‘Kurt Vonnegut’s God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater.’
The three collaborators discuss their writing process for the musical based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, which begins performances on Broadway on March 27.