GMTWP Alums Win Lucille Lortel Award for New Musicals

Friday, May 11, 2018


KPOP, with songs by GMTWP Alums Max Vernon & Helen Park wins Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical

On May 6, 2018 two GMTWP alums were the proud recipients of the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical. Cycle 22 alums Helen Park & Max Vernon penned the songs for their new immersive musical KPOP which premiered this last Fall at Ars Nova. With book by Jason Kim and produced in association with Ma-Yi Theatre Company and The Woodshed Collective, KPOP also garnered awards for outstanding actor performances.

Also, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new Western-style musical adventure by GMTWP alum and adjunct professor Kirsten Childs (Cycle 4) was also nominated for Outstanding Musical amongst as well as other nominations.

The Lucille Lortel Awards recognize excellence in New York Off-Broadway theatre. The Awards are named for Lucille Lortel, an actress and theater producer, and have been awarded since 1986. They are produced by the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers by special arrangement with the Lucille Lortel Foundation, with additional support from the Theatre Development Fund.