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Bartlett Sher (Director) is Resident Director of Lincoln Center Theater, where he has directed Golden Boy by Clifford Odets (Tony Nomination), Blood and Gifts by J.T. Rogers, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown by Jeffrey Lane and David Yazbek, August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone (Tony Award nomination), Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (2008 Tony Award), Awake and Sing! by Clifford Odets (Tony Award nomination) and The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel (Tony Award nomination). Credits also include the Theatre for a New Audience productions of Waste, Don Juan, and Cymbeline, which premiered in England and was the first American Shakespeare production at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and for which he received the 2001 Callaway Award. He has also directed theater and opera in the US and internationally at La Scala, the Salzburg Festival, the Barbican, ENO and here at home at the Met where his recent production of "Two Boys" premiered this season. Upcoming projects include "Faust" at Baden Baden Festspielhaus in Germany, and Women on the Verge in London.

Adam Guettel is a composer/lyricist living in New York City. His musical, The Light In the Piazza (cast album on Nonesuch Records), with a book by Craig Lucas, premiered on Broadway at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont Theater in April 2005 and went on to receive six 2005 Tony Awards including two for Mr. Guettel - Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations and a Grammy nomination for best cast recording. Piazza also received five Drama Desk Awards, including two for Mr Guettel -- Best Music, and Best Orchestrations. He wrote music and lyrics for Floyd Collins, which received the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and earned Mr. Guettel the Obie Award for Best Music. Accolades for Guettel include the Stephen Sondheim Award (1990), the ASCAP New Horizons Award (1997), and the American Composers Orchestra Award (2005).

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