Book & Lyrics
Broadway: Lyrics, Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Score, two Grammy nominations); Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life; My Favorite Year (Lincoln Center Theatre); Book and lyrics: Once On This Island (Tony nominations for Best Book, Score and Musical, London's Olivier Award for Best Musical); Seussical (Grammy nomination); A Christmas Carol (ten years at Madison Square Garden). Off-Broadway: Lyrics, A Man of No Importance (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical); Book and lyrics, Lucky Stiff (Playwrights Horizons); Dessa Rose (LCT); The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theatre). Feature film: Anastasia(Twentieth Century Fox. Two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations); Camp(IFC). Television: Teleplay, A Christmas Carol (Hallmark Entertainment, NBC); Schoolhouse Rockand numerous other shows. (Emmy Award and four Emmy nominations.) Concert: With Voices Raised (Boston Pops); Audra McDonald's Seven Deadly Sins (contributor). Publications: Tallgrass Literary Anthology, Narrative Magazine, American Theater Magazine, The Kenyon Review (forthcoming). Ms. Ahrens is a member of ASCAP and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, serves on the Dramatists Guild of America Council and co-chairs the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program for emerging writers. She has collaborated with Stephen Flaherty since 1983.
Bio as of December, 2007.