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VotM #7 Adam Guettel

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer. I can’t tell you how excited I am to present this episode to you. I spoke to Adam Guettel while he was in London performing an evening of his songs, with Musical Director Kimberly Grigsby (Spring Awakening, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark). It’s fair to say that Adam is musical theatre royalty, being the grandson of Richard Rodgers, perhaps the greatest composer of musicals. Stephen Sondheim has been a friend and mentor since Adam’s childhood.

Despite the weight of this considerable legacy, Adam emerged in 1996 with Floyd Collins, a musical with book and direction by Tina Landau, and with one of the most brilliant and original scores of the decade. He has since written a song cycle, Saturn Returns, later retitled Myths and Hymns, and most recently The Light in the Piazza, which bagged a slew of Tonys in 2005.

Given the above, it’s also extraordinary that he’s one of the loveliest people you could meet. I hope you enjoy.

ps – I’d love to know what you think about this and other podcasts in the series. Please leave a comment – it would be great to hear from you!


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