The hauntingly beautiful musical DOGFIGHT by Pasek and Paul (EDGES, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL)  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 [...]


Filichia Features: Getting DOGFIGHT Right

by Peter Filichia on October 18, 2013

in Dogfight,Filichia Features

“That girl is brave,” a man said with great admiration permeating his voice. He was sitting behind me in the black-box Shaeberle Studio at Pace University in downtown New York. If a performance hadn’t been in progress, I would have turned around and said aloud, “I was just thinking the same thing.” The young woman [...]

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Yes, Katrina Ploof was brilliant in the title role of Golda’s Balcony and Neilson R. Jones was an ominous professor and Vivian Hwang an eager student in Ionesco’s The Lesson. But now comes another highlight of the American Association of Community Theatre Festival in Carmel, Indiana: seeing and hearing Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the [...]

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Music Theatre International is thrilled to join in celebrating our authors who took home the top musical honors at this year’s Lucile Lortel Awards.  Tony-Award nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story) and book writer Peter Duchan earned the Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical for the critically acclaimed Second Stage Theatre production [...]

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In last week’s Small Show Feature, we focused on EDGES, the four person, coming of age, rock musical by one of Broadway’s hottest young writing teams, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. I had a chance to talk with Pasek & Paul recently and you won't want to miss what they have to say about EDGES [...]

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