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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER: Ruth Ann Miles Sings Fornarola & Elmegreen's 'Disloyal Daughter'

Here is Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles (The King and I) singing "Disloyal Daughter" by Drew Fornarola and Scott Elmegreen.
Tiananmen is a new rock musical that follows the story of the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing from the death of Hu Yaobang on April 15, 1989 until the Chinese army cleared the square on June 4 of that year. In this song, student activist Xirui writes a letter home to her parents explaining why, despite their urging, she cannot leave the square.

Drew Fornarola is a songwriter and playwright from New York City. He is currently developing both an animated movie and a stage musical for DreamWorks. Lately he's had the pleasure of writing songs and scenes for Chinese student activists, bisexual Bostonians, ogres, 80s video game characters, and evangelical Christian vegetables. He looks forward to whatever is coming next. B.A. Princeton, J.D. Fordham, BMI Workshop alumnus.
Scott Elmegreen is a playwright, composer, and lyricist whose work has premiered on Broadway, television, and in film, as well as off-Broadway, on tour, and in regional theatres nationally and internationally. His shows include TIANANMEN: A New Musical(in development with Stafford Arima; launch concert at 54 Below) College The Musical(Hippodrome State Theatre; pub. Dramatic Publishing Company), Vote For Me: A Musical Debate (Roy Arias Stages; London Theatre Workshop), Thucydides (Samuel French Play Festival winner; pub. Samuel French), Straight (upcoming), and the children's shows Ivy + Bean: The Musical, based on the New York Times bestselling series (national tour; Atlantic Theatre Company; Bay Area Children's Theatre; South Coast Repertory; Orlando Repertory; Oregon Children's Theatre; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide), Magic School Bus, Live! The Climate Challenge, based on the award-winning books and television series (national tour; Bay Area Children's Theatre; Oregon Children's Theatre), Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy, The Musical, based on the New York Times bestselling picture books (Bay Area Children's Theatre), and Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut (Vital Theatre; pub. Theatrical Rights Worldwide). Scott's music is featured in numerous plays and in film, including the Drama Desk- and Emmy Award-nominated Colin Quinn Long Story Short, directed by Jerry Seinfeld (Helen Hayes Theatre; HBO Special; national tour), Piled Higher and Deeper The Movie(based on the popular comic strip PhD Comics), What I Took in My Hand(Ontological-Hysteric Theater; The Brick Theater), Daguerreotype (Abingdon Theatre Complex), We Can't Reach You Hartford (Fringe First Nomination, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), and Tone Clusters (Fringe Report Award - Best Play, Edinburgh Fringe Festival). His orchestrations and sound design are featured in 'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical (national tour), and many other shows. He is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Brooklyn.

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