Dana P. Rowe is an American composer whose musical theater works have been performed internationally with commercial productions in London’s West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Prince of Wales, The Donmar Warehouse), Russia, Czech Republic, Japan (including Tokyo’s Imperial Garden Theatre), Germany, Australia, New York City and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
With lyricist, John Dempsey, he wrote the music for Off-Broadway’s Zombie Prom, The Fix (directed in London at the Donmar Warehouse by Oscar winning director, Sam Mendes), a stage adaptation of John Updike’s The Witches of Eastwick and an operetta for children based on Kenneth Grahame’s story of The Reluctant Dragon.
Rowe and Dempsey received Olivier Award nominations for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and premiered in the US directed by Eric Schaeffer at the Tony winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA.
Dana wrote the music for Brother Russia (book and lyrics by John Dempsey) which premiered at the Signature Theatre on March 20, 2012 and ran through April 15th as part of Signature’s 2011-2012 season. Brother Russia was the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation Award for New American Plays and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support was provided by Shugoll Research.
The Witches of Eastwick (in Portuguese) opened at the beautiful ?Teatro Bradesco, Săo Paulo, Brazil, August 14th, 2011.
Dana collaborated with Maribeth Graham to write See Jane Run! which premiered in Miami at the Actors’ Playhouse July 15, 2011.
He also composed the score for The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde, a musical based on the famous bank-robbing couple, with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and Oscar E. Moore. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde was a featured work-in-progress at the 2005 New York Musical Theater Festival.