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VIDEO: Douglas Carter Beane Gives Advice for Creativity in Philadelphia Commencement Address

Playwright Douglas Carter Beane currently has two shows on Broadway - a new book for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella and a new play The Nance starring Nathan Lane and directed by Jack O'Brien.

Beane, who earned a fifth Tony nomination this year for Cinderella, recently spoke for the Commencement Address at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Hear his speech below!

His musicals include Lysistrata Jones (Tony Nom, best book), Sister Act (Tony Nom, best book) and Xanadu (Tony Nom, Best Book, Drama Desk Best Book, Outer Critics Circle Best Musical); PLAYS: The Little Dog Laughed (Tony Nom, Olivier Nom, GLAAD Media Best Play), As Bees In Honey Drown (Outer Critics Circle), Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (starring John Lithgow and Jennifer Ehle), Music From A Sparkling Planet, The Country Club, Advice From A Caterpillar, The Cartells; REVUES: White Lies, Mondo Drama; SCREENPLAYS: To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, Advice From A Caterpillar. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Drama Dept 1994-2006, 2 Lortels, 2 Obies; HONORS: Lortel Playwrights Sidewalk, Ovation Visionary Playwright Award; LIFE: Partner Lewis Flinn, son Cooper, daughter Gaby.



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