The Project, made possible by The Shen Family Foundation, is “an unprecedented two-prong program consisting of Musical Theatre Composer Grants and Musical Theatre Leadership Awards. Included in the grant is $250,000 designated to Signature Theatre’s capital campaign to support the new theatre complex in the Village at Shirlington and to nurture Signature’s artistic and organizational expansion,” according to press materials. At left, Michael John LaChiusa (the first of the winners along with Ricky Ian Gordon and Joseph Thalken) and Oskar Eustis, as well as Sara Gettelfinger and Michael Arden are seen at the ceremony. Below, Adam Guettel, Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Morrison have a mini Light in the Piazza reunion at the American Musical Voices Project Awards at New World Stages on West 50th Street in New York City.
Photos by Aubrey Reuben