MMD specialises in developing and showcasing new work. Please find a collection of links to some useful resources and information. Select a category below or from the right hand menu to view.

However if you have a question we will be glad to try and point you in the right direction; please contact Martin Jackson at or Ellen Burgin at

Harbinger Records

Harbinger Records (a subsidiary of The Musical Theater Project) was founded in 1983 by Ken Bloom and Bill Rudman. We specialize in the Great American Songbook – in particular, songs of stage, screen and cabaret. And the artists range from Peggy Lee, Mabel Mercer and Ethel Merman to first-rate contemporary vocalists including Barbara Fasano, Eric Comstock and Sylvia McNair. Historic and rare demos and recordings by songwriters Richard Rodgers, Hugh Martin, Sheldon Harnick, John Kander and Cy Coleman also grace our catalogue, along with many other releases that will surprise and delight you. We hope you will visit us often!


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Broadway Records

Since its founding in early 2012, Broadway Records has become one of the premiere record labels in its industry. From our cast albums of major Broadway shows (i.e. Matilda) to the preservation of shorter run Broadway shows (i.e. Bonnie & Clyde), Broadway Records believes in delivering the best cast recordings to its customers.



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WGGB Musical Theatre Bookwriting Award

The WGGB Theatre Committee are delighted to announce the launch of the Musical Theatre Bookwriting Award.

We invite you to submit nominations, which are open until midnight on Friday 26 October 2018.

To qualify, writers must be British citizens or residents. Work is eligible for nomination if first produced between 1 October 2017 and 29 September 2018.

The Musical Theatre Bookwriting category does not require professional performers: youth and community theatre productions are eligible if led by a professional production team, and for a minimum of three public performances.

‘Musical theatre book’ is defined as the overall structure of the show, which can be sung-through. Everyone identified by the writing team as ‘bookwriter’ or ‘librettist’ meets the criteria for nomination, regardless of percentage contribution.

Nominations must be made via the online form on the WGGB website, which has additional eligibility criteria:

We’re excited to see a broad range of nominations in style and form, and can’t wait to get reading.

Please do share this information with your networks: writers can nominate their own work as long as it meets the criteria.

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Musical Theatre Guidelines

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain and MMD, have jointly drafted a set of useful guidelines regarding writing and collaborating in Musical Theatre.

Contents include: collaboration & development, categories of musicals, commissioning fees and royalties, rights, billing, approvals, later collaborators, merged copyright, new technology, appendices on (a) Model collaboration agreement, including notes on the model collaboration agreement and (b) checklist for agreements and useful contacts.

The Musical Theatre Guidelines is available online as a free PDF, which you can download here.

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The Musical Theatre Kit

The Writers’ Guild of Great Briatin is delighted to announce the launch of The Musical Theatre Kit – a joint publication with the Musicians’ Union that provides a map to the two unions’ latest musical theatre writing guidelines.

The Kit covers creation, development and production and signposts the places where detailed information can be found about each aspect of the process.

The Musical Theatre Kit is available online as a free PDF, which you can download here.

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Elaine Paige on Sunday

Elaine Paige celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End every Sunday afternoon on BBC Radio 2.





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Encore Radio

Encore Radio plays songs from your favourite musicals. If you love musicals like Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, RENT, The Lion King, Cats, Miss Saigon, Evita, Grease, Sound of Music, Oliver, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Aladdin and many, many more… Encore Radio is the station for you.



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The Curtain Up Show

The Curtain Up Show is a weekly radio show on Resonance FM presented by Tim McArthur and produced by Nathan Matthews. Each Friday, Tim and Nathan are joined by guests as they discuss London’s thriving theatre scene.




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Sunday Show Tunes

We’re the UK’s only independent radio show devoted exclusively to Musical Theatre. We’re live, every Sunday from 4 to 6pm (GMT).

From interviewing your favourite West End and Broadway performers, celebrating new writing on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as brand new releases and of course, some of your old favourites!


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PS Classics

Celebrating the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, one album at a time. Tweets mostly by label co-founders @TommyKrasker and @Philip_Chaffin.




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