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96 – Andrew Lippa

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

96 – Andrew Lippa

Andrew Lippa is a composer, lyricist, book writer, performer, and producer. He is a resident artist at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City. He began his professional theatrical career at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut.

49 mins
10/30/16

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Andrew Lippa is a composer, lyricist, book writer, performer, and producer. He is a resident artist at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City. He began his professional theatrical career at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. In 2006, the musical Asphalt Beach, with music and lyrics by Lippa and the book by T. C. Smith and Peter Spears premiered at the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University. He receives a Tony nomination (Best Original Score) and two Drama Desk nominations for his work on The Addams Family. Big Fish, Lippa’s newest musical, with a book by John August, based on the 2003 film and the 1998 novel, premiered in Chicago from April 2013 through May 5, 2013. It opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre October 6, 2013.

Listen to his self-producing tales in this week’s podcast, along with . . .

  • How Jeffrey Seller, the Producer of Hamilton, got him to believe he could write a musical.
  • Can anything be a musical? Maybe, if it has this . . .
  • His amazing analogy about the creation of a Kleenex Box and how you should create the same way.
  • What Edward Albee taught him about writing.
  • His work as The President of the Dramatists Guild Fund, and why it’s important to writers.

Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBway

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