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In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over one hundred films, Alan has composed some of the most recognizable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognized with two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy awards, two Emmy awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

Born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Silvestri first dreamed of becoming a jazz guitar player. After spending two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he hit the road as a performer and arranger. Landing in Hollywood at the age of twenty-two, he found himself successfully composing the music for 1972’s The Doberman Gang which established his place in the world of film composing.

The 1970s witnessed the rise of energetic synth-pop scores, establishing Silvestri as the action rhythmatist for TV’s highway patrol hit CHiPs. This action driven score caught the ear of a young filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis, whose hit film, 1984’s Romancing the Stone, was the perfect first date for the composer and director. It's success became the basis of a decades long collaboration that continues to this day. Their numerous collaborations have taken them through fascinating landscapes and stylistic variations, from the Back to the Future trilogy to the jazzy world of Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? the tension filled rooms of What Lies Beneath and Death Becomes Her, to the cosmic wonder of Contact; the emotional isolation of Castaway, to the magic of the Polar Express. But perhaps no film collaboration defines their creative relationship better than Zemeckis’ 1994 Best Picture winner, Forrest Gump, for which Silvestri’s gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and the affection of film music lovers everywhere. This thirty-five year, twenty-one film collaboration includes such recent films as Flight, Allied and most recently Welcome To Marwen. Zemeckis and Silvestri are currently working on The Witches based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book scheduled for release in October of 2020.

Though the Zemeckis/Silvestri collaboration is legendary, Silvestri has scored films of every imaginable style and genre. His energy has brought excitement and emotion to the hard-hitting orchestral scores for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, James Cameron’s The Abyss as well as Predator and The Mummy Returns. Alan’s diversity is on full display in family entertainment films such as The Father of the Bride (1 and 2), Parent Trap, Stuart Little (1 and 2), Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, The Croods as well as Night at the Museum (1, 2 and 3) while his passion for melody fuels the romantic emotion of films like The Bodyguard and What Women Want.

Most recently, Alan has composed the music for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. The film is the culmination of a partnership with Marvel that began in 2011 with Alan’s dynamically heroic score for Captain America: The First Avenger followed by Avengers. Since 2011 Alan’s collaboration with Marvel helped propel The Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War to spectacular world-wide success.

Silvestri’s success has also crossed into the world of songwriting. His partnership with Six-Time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard has produced hits such as the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song “Believe” (Josh Groban) for The Polar Express, “Butterfly Fly Away” (Miley Cyrus) for Hannah Montana The Movie, “God Bless Us Everyone” (Andrea Bocelli) for A Christmas Carol and “A Hero Comes Home” (Idina Menzel) for Beowulf.

Alan and his wife Sandra are longtime residents of California’s central coast. In 1998 the Silvestri family embarked on a new venture as the founders of Silvestri Vineyards. Their wines show that lovingly cultivated fruit has a music all its own. “There’s something about the elemental side of winemaking that appeals to me,” he says. “Both music making and wine making involve a magical blending of art and science. Just as each note brings it’s own voice to the melody, each vine brings it's own unique personality to the wine.”

Their other great passion is the ongoing search for the cure to Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. With the diagnosis of their son at two years of age (now 29) they continue to work the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and dream of the day this disease (and all of the suffering it brings to so many) will finally become a thing of the past.

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Photos/Video: Original BACK TO THE FUTURE Star Joins Broadway Cast Onstage to Perform 'Earth Angel'

On Saturday, October 21st, the Broadway production of BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical celebrated “Back to the Future Day” with special performances from Harry Waters Jr., best known as Marvin Berry in the original “Back to the Future” film. Check out photos and video from inside the big night!

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BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Extends Performances in London

 BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will extend to 21 July 2024 at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. Tickets are on sale now.


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Video: BACK TO THE FUTURE Reveals Special Performance To Celebrate Back to the Future Day

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Broadway Streaming Guide: October 2023 - Where to Watch THE GILDED AGE Season Two & More

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Video: Watch BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform 'It Works' on THE VIEW

Roger Bart, Casey Likes, and the cast of Back to the Future: the Musical appeared on The View this morning to perform 'It Works.' Before the performance, the pair sat down with The View hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Sara Haines to discuss their star-studded opening night, developing the musical, and more. Watch the video now!

BACK TO THE FUTURE Releases New Block of Tickets Through June 16, 2024

Great Scott! A new block of tickets for BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical is now on sale through Sunday, June 16, 2024. Learn more about how to get tickets here!

South Bay Music Association Presents FRANKENSTEIN: ALIVE IN CONCERT In Collaboration With Grand Vision Foundation

South Bay Wind Ensemble will begin its  2023/2024 season with 'Frankenstein: Alive in Concert' on October 28, 2023 at 7 p.m. The classic 1931 film has sound and dialog, but no music. So now, South Bay Winds are providing the music with a 2002 score by composer Michael Shapiro.

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Hoping to catch a play or musical in the near future but can't make it to New York City? Look no further than BroadwayWorld's comprehensive guide to all of the current and upcoming touring productions!

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Video: Watch BACK TO THE FUTURE Cast Perform 'The Power of Love' and 'Back In Time' on GMA

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Interview: How BACK TO THE FUTURE Went from Big Screen to Broadway

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Photos: First Look at the New Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL in London

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Alan Silvestri has written 1 shows including Back to the Future (Composer).

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