Cover of The Dramatist Season in Review 2022-2023
Broadway Show: & Juliet with David West Read
David West Read by Bronwen Sharp for The Dramatist
Photo: Bronwen Sharp

What is a favorite memory from this season?

My favorite memory of this season was taking my five-year-old niece and six-year-old nephew to see & Juliet, which was their first-ever musical, on their first trip to New York. We booked tickets in a box because we knew they would be asking lots of questions in their outdoor voices, and we were correct. My niece’s main question was, “YOU WROTE THIS?!” Followed by, “YOU ALSO WROTE THIS PART?!” I tried to explain to her that my friend Max Martin wrote all the music, and then eventually I gave up and just said, “Yep, I wrote it. I wrote all of it.”

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David West Read
David West Read

is an Emmy and Golden Globe-winning, and Tony Award-nominated writer and producer. He is the creator of the Broadway musical & Juliet, and the Apple TV+ comedy series The Big Door Prize, and previously served as a writer and executive producer of the critically acclaimed TV series Schitt’s Creek.