This edition of The Dramatist is all about musical theatre! Special roundtables include a conversation led by Christine Toy Johnson (with Hunter Bell, Bob Martin, and Benjamin Scheuer) on what it's like to both write and perform musical theatre, a discussion on collaboration moderated by Andrew Lippa (with songwriting teams Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty, Nancy Ford/ Gretchen Cryer, and Sara Wordsworth/Russ Kaplan), and an examination of what it's like to be a Composer/Lyricist, moderated by Mark Hollmann (with Kirsten Childs, Micki Grant, Peter Lerman, and Stephen Schwartz). In addition, Cheryl Coons writes about the ASCAP foundation's musical theatre mentorship program and Laurie Flanigan-Hegge describes the collaborations that occur at the Nautilus Music Theatre Composer/Librettists Studio. Also included in this issue is a profile of Lucy Simon, written by David Kirshenbaum.
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