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Monday, May 12, 2014

Musicals / Industry News

NEW RELEASE - Dogfight

The hauntingly beautiful musical DOGFIGHT by Pasek and Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for nearly every award available including winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, DOGFIGHT takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion.

DOGFIGHT veers from quiet and intimate to thundering with enough energy you'll feel it shake the seats. Studded with impressive songs, an unexpected love affair, and a genuine and charming soul DOGFIGHT is a perfect choice for any theatre looking to challenge and inspire their audiences. - See more here

CREDITS

Music and Lyrics by
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort


Two Acts, Book Musical
Original Off-Broadway Version

 

FROM FILM TO STAGE

DOGFIGHT is a musical adaptation of the 1991 film of the same name which starred River Phoenix and Lilli Taylor. Book writer Peter Duchan always held a soft spot for the lesser-known film and felt that the characters were worth exploring further. He reached out to childhood friend Justin Paul, who then joined the project with his writing partner Benj Pasekj. The musical received a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theater in 2011, an award which enables new composers and playwrights to produce new musicals by providing financial support. With help from that recognition, the musical was picked up by the reputable Second Stage Theatre Company. 

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

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