Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SONGWRITERS IN MUFTI THEME ANNOUNCED

Dear Songwriters:

Thank you once more for the exemplary work you sent us last week. We appreciate your work and we appreciate you even more. From today until Friday, we'll be featuring the most-liked songs from Round 1 on our Facebook page--so keep an eye out for those. There's also a link to the all of the submissions at the bottom of this email.

For Round 2, we're going for a theme that's a little more broad, but takes its cue from a recent York production. Back in the fall (it seems like so very long ago, but time has no real meaning anymore), we premiered a new revue of songs by Tony-winning composer and lyricist Maury Yeston. That show was titled Anything Can Happen in the Theater, and it's that title that gives us our theme this week:

WEEK TWO'S THEME...

Anything Can Happen in the Theater... and it Does!

This week, we'd like songs about the unexpected things that can happen in the theater--in performance, in rehearsals, in the house, on the TKTS line, or anywhere. Whether you've been a writer, a performer, a musician, an audience member, or behind the scenes, we want to hear a song inspired by something surprising that happened (or could happen) in the business we call show. Even better if it's something that happened at The York--because we know some strange things have happened here. To us, at least.

Send a recording of your song to songwritersinmufti@yorktheatre.org by 8:00 PM (EST) on Friday, May 15th! We'd prefer video recordings, but if that's not in the cards, we'll accept audio recordings, too. If possible, please send files via Dropbox or similar service. Sheet music is not necessary.

If you've got any further questions, email us at songwritersinmufti@yorktheatre.org, and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

We can't wait to see and hear (more of) your work!

All best,

Seth Christenfeld, Literary Manager

* The York makes no claim of ownership on any songs written for this competition and the songwriters retain all copyright.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR SONG:

songwritersinmufti@yorktheatre.org 

Please email us a video, dropbox, or direct download link to this address.

CHECK OUT LAST WEEK'S SUBMISSIONS HERE:

"Coming to Life at the York" by Leonard Lehrman and Barbara Kahn