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Alfred Music Publishing Congratulates Warner/Chappell Songwriters for Tony® Award Wins

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, representing Warner/Chappell songwriters in print, congratulates the winners from Warner/Chappell Music who were honored with a total of 15 wins at the 66th Annual Tony® Awards, including “Best Musical” for the critically-acclaimed stage musical adaptation of the film Once (which won more than any other show on Sunday) – composed by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season – and “Best Original Score” for Newsies, composed by songwriter Alan Menken.

Other award-wins for Once include “Best Book of a Musical,” “Best Orchestrations,” “Best Sound Design of a Musical,” as well as four others. In addition to winning “Best Original Score,” Newsies also won “Best Choreography.” The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Co-Composed by George & Ira Gershwin and DuBose & Dorothy Heyward) won “Best Revival of a Musical” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.”

Additional Tony wins for Warner/Chappell songwriters include “Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical” for Nice Work If You Can Get It (Composed by George & Ira Gershwin), and “Best Costume Design of a Musical” for Follies (Composed by Stephen Sondheim).

At last year’s Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon, co-written by Warner/Chappell songwriter Bobby Lopez, won nine awards, including “Best Musical” and “Best Score.” Additional Tony awards were given to Anything Goes – written by Warner/Chappell legend, Cole Porter – as well as Catch Me If You Can – written by Warner/Chappell songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman – and Priscilla Queen of the Desert – which features several licensed W/C songs.

Sheet music for “Falling Slowly” from Once is available on alfred.com and totalsheetmusic.com, and the officially licensed Once Broadway piano/vocal/guitar songbook will become available in July. Arrangements for choir, jazz ensemble, and concert band are available for Nice Work if You Can Get It and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, available at alfred.com.