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James Lapine

Broadway (as book writer and director): Sunday in the Park With GeorgeInto the WoodsPassionFalsettos (with William Finn), Dirty Blonde (by Claudia Shear and conceived with her); as director: Golden ChildThe Diary of Anne FrankAmourThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway: wrote the plays Table SettingsTwelve DreamsLuck, Pluck and VirtueThe Moment When; and Fran's Bed. Three Tony Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize with Stephen Sondheim for Sunday in the Park With George. (As of December 2008)

                

William Finn

WILLIAM FINN is well known for the trilogy of short musical shows: In TrousersMarch of the Falsettos and FalsettolandFalsettos, the combination of March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, ran for 486 performances on Broadway and won Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book, the latter shared with James Lapine. Finn and Lapine's other collaborations include Little Miss Sunshine, the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and A New Brain, which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical. Mr. Finn wrote the lyrics for world premiere musical Dangerous Games - Two Tango Pieces (1989), a co-production of La Jolla Playhouse, American Music Theater Festival and Spoleto Festival U.S.A. He is also the composer ofRomance in Hard Times and Elegies, A Song Cycle.

Bio as of January, 2011.

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