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GOODSPEED MUSICALS WRITERS COLONY 

Matthew has headed north to Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut to conceive a new original musical with co-book writer Scott Morris as part of the 2016 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony. With the working title REWRITE, the show will have new songs premiered twice a week as part of in-house writer salons at the Goodspeed residences. For more info on the Colony check out Playbill's update HERE.

JUNIOR THEATER FESTIVAL 2016 

Broadway's Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On: The Musical, If/Then) join Matthew for the 2016 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta tomorrow night to perform songs from ATLANTIS and Happy People for over 5,000 young performers and their teachers from across the United States. Robinson and Redmond will also appear alongside Tony-nominated songwriting team Pasek and Paul, award-winning novelist Jodi Picoult and Broadway artist Cory Lingner in the Junior Theater Festival Pathways performance on Sunday.

LINCOLN CENTER VIDEO RELEASE 

The entire Lincoln Center Broadway's Future Songbook Series concert featuring the music of Matthew Lee Robinson has now been officially released. Head to LINCOLN CENTER CONCERT to watch performances by Broadway and Australian artists including Ciara Renée, Ellen Harvey, Tim Young, Russell Fischer, Lindsay K. Northen, Heather Brorsen, David Harris, Kaye Tuckerman, Amelia Cormack, Ryah Nixon, Anne Fraser Thomas and Adam J. Rennie.

LINCOLN CENTER DEBUT 

As announced by Playbill, an all-star cast gathered on November 30th to perform the songs of Matthew Lee Robinson at his Lincoln Center debut as part of Broadway's Future Songbook Series, produced and hosted by John Znidarsic. A mixture of interviews and performances, the evening gave an extended insight into the musicals in development ATLANTIS and HAPPY PEOPLE, including the U.S. premiere of new songs. Stars of Broadway and Australian theatre featured on the night were Ciara Renée (Pippin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, TV’s The Flash), Ellen Harvey (How To Succeed, The Phantom of the Opera), Tim Young (Next To Normal), Russell Fischer (Jersey Boys), Lindsay K. Northen (Wicked), Heather Brorsen (Avenue Q), David Harris (Miss Saigon), Kaye Tuckerman (MAMMA MIA! National Tour), Amelia Cormack (Kinky Boots National Tour), Ryah Nixon (Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical), Anne Fraser Thomas (How The Grinch Stole Christmas), Adam J. Rennie (Flashdance National Tour). To read the full Playbill article head HERE and keep an eye out for YouTube videos from the night appearing soon at www.youtube.com/matthewleerobinson

BROADWAY DREAMS NYC SHOWCASE FEATURES SING ON THROUGH TOMORROW 

Tonight marks the U.S. premiere of the closing number from Sing On Through Tomorrow, to be performed by Broadway Dreams Foundation alumni from around the country at their New York City showcase at Lincoln Center. The show will also feature work and performances of BDF faculty including Glee's Alex Newell, Nick Adams (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert) and Mark Myars (If/Then, Wicked), plus new works written by Rupert Holmes, Tim Acito, Michael Patrick Walker and more. 

AMEB MUSICAL THEATRE SYLLABUS INCLUDES AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION 

The Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) have officially launched their first ever syllabus of Musical Theatre and Australian composers are a big feature, including 10 songs from the Robinson catalogue, alongside numbers from Tim Minchin, Frank and Bryant, Rutherford and Millar, Hedger and Nicholson, Forrester and Swan and more. From Metro Street, The Girl Next Door appears in the Grade 3 Ladies' Edition printed book, Just Say from Sing On Through Tomorrow appears in the Grade 4 Gentlemen's Edition printed book, with eight other numbers from Metro Street, Sing On Through Tomorrow and ATLANTIS included from Grade 5 to Licentiate level. Head to www.matthewleerobinson.com/sheet-music for all the most recent sheet music releases.

2015 Canadian Music Theatre Project 

ATLANTIS the musical entered its latest draft in October, workshopped for five weeks at the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College, Toronto. Two new songs joined the line up, with over half the script and lyrics being updated. The cast and creative team hit the recording studio to lay down seven of the tracks which will become available January 2016. Stay tuned!

NEW G'DAY BROADWAY VIDEOS
First look clips from Matthew's New York City launch concert are now available to check out HERE, featuring Broadway favourites TONY Nominee Tony Sheldon, Emily Padgett (Side Show, Rock of Ages), Ryann Redmond (If/Then, Bring It On), Tracy McDowell (Motown, Rent) and plenty more. 

NEW SHEET MUSIC NOW AVAILABLE
Need new repertoire for auditions and concerts? New male and female sheet music now available HERE, including No One Will Bruise from ATLANTIS as sung by Australia's Patrice Tipoki (Fantine, Les Miserables), Boyband from the musical Happy People, plus many more.

NEW VOICES SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES
Matthew's New Voices workshop and showcase series developed 16 new talents both in Sydney and Melbourne during a U.S. summer break, with sold out showcase concerts in both cities. Join the mailing list below to find out when Matthew's workshops are coming to a city near you.

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