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This edition: Composers and Lyricists

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 30, 2007.

A panel of acclaimed, Tony Award-winning composers and lyricists - Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, William Finn and Adam Guettel - discuss their first theatrical experiences, the process of writing and composing, what's involved in working with a partner, early influences on their music, and where they find inspiration; offer advice for students; and demonstrate their craft by playing a bit of their work.

Guest List

Lynn Ahrens Lyricist

William Finn Composer

Stephen Flaherty Composer

Sondra Gilman Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

Adam Guettel

Douglas Leeds Host, American Theatre Wing Seminars

Pia Lindström Moderator