Andrew Lippa is currently penning the music and lyrics for a new musical based on Jules Feiffer's THE MAN IN THE CEILING (Mr. Feiffer is writing the book) which is being produced by Disney Theatrical for Broadway. Mr. Lippa wrote the music for the world premiere of Aaron Sorkin's (The West Wing, A Few Good Men) new play The Farnsworth Invention directed by Des McAnuff and presented by the La Jolla Playhouse. ASPHALT BEACH (music and lyrics) was premiered at Northwestern University by the American Music Theatre Project in October, 2006. THE WILD PARTY (book/music/lyrics) was given its world premiere in 2000 at the Manhattan Theater Club in New York City. The Wild Party won the Outer Critics Circle Award for best Off-Broadway musical of the season and Mr. Lippa won the 2000 Drama Desk Award for best music. 2004 saw the premiere of Mr. Lippa's A LITTLE PRINCESS (book and lyrics by Brian Crawley) at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, CA. In 1999 Mr. Lippa contributed three new songs to the Broadway version of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN (including "My New Philosophy" for Tony-Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth) and created all new arrangements. He wrote the music and co-wrote the book (with Tom Greenwald) for john & jen, which played in New York City in 1995 at The Lamb's Theater.
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