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Episode 51 - Cryer Charnin

Episode 51
Martin Charnin with Gretchen Cryer

Two award-winning lyricists, Martin Charnin and Gretchen Cryer, discuss the road to production and the process of rewriting.

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Writer, Director, Lyricist

Martin Charnin is a multi-talented, award-winning writer, director, and lyricist for both the stage and screen. Projects of his include Annie, Annie Warbucks, The Annie Christmas Show, Robin Hood: The Legend Continues, Two by Two, and The Flowering Peach. He has received multiple awards for his outstanding work which include winning a Tony Award, Grammy Award, two Emmy Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, a Peabody Award, The Richard Rodgers Award, and the Goodspeed Musical Award

Other Works Include: Pieces of Eight (1959); Hot Spot (1963); Zenda (1963); Mata Hari (1967); Two By Two (1970); Nash at Nine (1973); Annie (1977); I Remember Mama (1979);
Annie Warbucks (1993); [Direction] A Little Family Business (1982); Cafe Crown (1989); Sid Caesar and Company (1989); The Flowering Peach (1994); Jeanne La Pucelle (1997).

Martin Charnin’s Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=19716


Playwright, Lyricist, Actress

Gretchen Cryer is most well-known for writing the book and lyrics and starring in I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road (with music by Nancy Ford) which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Musical and a Grammy nomination for the album. Gretchen has recived numerous awards including the Obie Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and in 1999 she became the first recipient of the Ed Kleban Award. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council and is President of the Dramatists Guild Fund.

Works include: Now Is the Time for All Good Men (1967); The Last Sweet Days of Isaac (1970); The Wedding of Iphigenia, and Iphigenia in Concert (both 1971); Shelter (1973); I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road (1978); Hang on to the Good Times (1985); Einstein and the Roosevelts (2008).

Gretchen Cryer’s Member Profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=701