TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Cortney Wolfson Sings Rachel Griffin's 'I'm Different'

By: Aug. 10, 2015
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Rachel Griffin is an up-and-coming musical theater songwriter and librettist. She is currently writing the book, lyrics and music for a musical entitled, We Have Apples. Rachel has won two national songwriting contests (National Public radio, American Idol Underground) garnered over 1.5 million YouTube views, and received a publishing deal for several of her pop/rock songs. Recently she wrote a song for a Macy's internal campaign which premiered at the Lincoln Center.

Selections of We Have Apples have been showcased at the Musical Theatre Factory (directed by Shaun Peknic, Associate Director, Once) and the New Light Theatre Company. A table reading of We Have Appleswas held in April at New York University.

More information about the show can be found at

We Have Apples is a musical comedy set in a psych ward. Jane, a quirky 18-year-old writer, is determined to overcome her depression, which is personified by a female actor. Annoyed by the often cheesy and condescending group therapy sessions, Jane and a band of fabulous fellow patients start a writing group. As their voices grow stronger tension between patients and staff members heightens. More complication ensues when Jane and her psychiatrist's son (who is pretending to be an outpatient with symptoms strikingly similar to a Prozac commercial) fall in love and then tragedy strikes their community.