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In the Room - Grey Gardens

Episode 61
Grey Gardens with Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright

The award-winning writing team of Grey Gardens, Scott Frankel, Michael Korie and Doug Wright, discuss bringing a cult classic film to Broadway.

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Scott Frankel received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics awards for his music in Grey Gardens, alongside writer Doug Wright and lyricist Michael Korie. As a music director, conductor and pianist, his Broadway credits include Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Rags, and Falsettos as well as Off-Broadway’s Putting It Together starring Julie Andrews. His many recordings include Barbra Streisand’s Back to Broadway and a slew of original cast albums. Mr. Frankel is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He is a fellow of the MacDowell Colony.

Works include: Grey Gardens (2004); Doll (2005); Meet Mister Future (2006); Happiness (2009); Far from Heaven (2013).

Scott Frankel’s DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=14216



Michael Korie is a lyricist and composer of musical theatre and opera works. His work has been nominated for Tony and Drama Desk Awards, notably his work as lyricist on the 2004 musical Grey Gardens. His lyrics have earned him several awards, including the Kleban Award, the Jonathan Larson Award, and the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award.  He serves on the council of the Dramatists Guild, contributes to The Dramatist, and runs the musical theater division of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program for emerging composers and lyricists. He is on the faculty at Yale School of Drama where he teaches lyric writing.

Works include: Where’s Dick? (lyrics)(1989); Harvey Milk (lyrics) (1995); Grey Gardens (lyrics) (2004); Doll (lyrics/libretto) (2005); Doctor Zhivago (co-wrote lyrics with Amy Powers) (2006); The Grapes of Wrath (lyrics)(2007); Happiness (lyrics) (2009); Far from Heaven (lyrics and co-wrote score with Scott Frankel)(2013).

Michael Korie’s DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=14242



Doug Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winner and has received a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, GLAAD Media Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama League Award and a Lucille Lortel Award for I Am My Own Wife. His screen adaptation of Quills was named Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for three Academy Awards. Doug was cited by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and awarded the Tolerance Prize from the KulturForum Europa. Currently, he serves on the board of the New York Theatre Workshop and serves as Secretary on the Dramatists Guild Council.

Works include: Interrogating the Nude (1988); Quills (1995); Unwrap Your Candy (2001); I Am My Own Wife (2003); Grey Gardens (book) (2006); The Little Mermaid (book) (2007); The Pavilion (2009).

Doug Wright’s DG member profile: http://www.dramatistsguild.com/memberdirectory/getmembership.aspx?cid=10756