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Pasek & Paul's musical Dogfight had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre, where it won the Lortel Award for Best New Musical. Theater credits include A Christmas Story, The Musical on Broadway, which received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Outstanding New Broadway Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Edges. TV credits include "Smash," "Sesame Street," "Johnny and the Sprites."
Pasek and Paul created the song "Unlimited" for Old Navy's 2014 back-to-school campaign, which earned them a Daytime Emmy Award nomination. Upcoming film projects include La La Land (Lionsgate); The Greatest Showman (FOX); Trolls (Dreamworks Animation); Medusa (Sony Pictures Animation); Tom and Jerry Return to Oz (Warner Bros Animation). Honors: Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre (American Academy of Arts and Letters), ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, Jonathan Larson Award.
Both are B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduates of the University of Michigan and members of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.

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Apple's SPIRITED Movie Musical Returns to Theaters This Weekend

Apple Original Films' holiday musical comedy, “Spirited,” starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds and Octavia Spencer is coming back to theaters for a limited theatrical run this weekend. The sing-along version of “Spirited” invites fans to get into the holiday spirit by belting out tunes composed by Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Video: Marc Shaiman, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul Perform 'Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It?' From ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING

Songwriters Marc Shaiman, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul performed 'Which of the Pickwick Triplets Did It?' from Only Murders in the Building in an all new video posted to social media. Check out the video here!

Dramatists Guild Foundation To Present Work Of 2022-2023 Playwriting Fellows

The Dramatists Guild Foundation will showcase the work of its 2022-2023 Playwriting Fellows in an upcoming event.

Broadway Streaming Guide: Holidays 2023 - Where to Watch WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL & More

From Hannah Waddingham's new Christmas special to classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol, see which holiday streaming titles are sure to bring any Broadway fan some extra merriment this year. Check out our complete guide to what Broadway fans should be streaming this holiday season on Netflix, Peacock, Disney+, and more now!

Photos: Peppermint Honored at 21st Annual SING OUT FOR FREEDOM Benefit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) held their 21st Annual “Sing Out For Freedom” benefit concert. See photos!

Taylor Schilling, Gabby Beans & More to Star in THE APIARY at Second Stage Theater

Second Stage Theater has unveiled the complete cast for its upcoming world premiere production of Kate Douglas’ THE APIARY, directed by Kate Whoriskey.

New Production of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Open at Nottingham Playhouse Ahead of UK Tour

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions and Nottingham Playhouse have announced a new production of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Best Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Directed by Nottingham Playhouse's Artistic Director Adam Penford, the show will open at the Nottingham Playhouse on 9 September 2024, ahead of a UK tour.

Review: The New York Pops Celebrates 21st CENTURY BROADWAY Musicals in Their Rousing Season Opener at Carnegie Hall

Under the talented and guiding hand of music director and conductor Steven Reineke, this exceptional orchestra gives Broadway songs a majesty and heft that most Broadway orchestra pits cannot provide.

Second Stage Theater to Present The Next Stage Festival Supporting Early Career Playwrights

Second Stage Theater will present its first ever NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets!

DOG MAN: THE MUSICAL To Tour to Los Angeles, Dallas & More

Get ready to go on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure as Dog Man: The Musical announces its national tour! Starting in Los Angeles and making stops in Dallas, Chicago, and Phoenix, this show is a must-see for the whole family. Don't miss out on this exciting tour of the hit musical based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey.

Photo: First Look at Rachel Zegler In SNOW WHITE Live Action Movie; Disney Delays Premiere

Zegler will be joined in the film by Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen and Tony-winner Andrew Burnap as a new male lead character. Tony and Academy Award-winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul will write new songs for the movie, which is a reimagining of the 1938 Disney animated classic. Check out the first photo of Zegler as Snow White!

Complete Cast Set for APPROPRIATE at Second Stage Theater Starring Elle Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Corey Stoll & More

The complete cast has been revealed for Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ APPROPRIATE, directed by Lila Neugebauer at Second Stage Theater. 

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LONG WAY DOWN at the Apollo Theater

The new musical Long Way Down, adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds, is now in rehearsal. Check out rehearsal photos!

 David Henry Hwang and James Ijames Join Dramatists Guild Foundation's Board of Directors

 Dramatists Guild Foundation has announced that acclaimed, Award-winning playwrights David Henry Hwang and James Ijames join the Board of Directors to help shape and guide the organization’s mission to support theater writers at all stages of their careers.

Review: JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Hale Center Theater Orem is Fanciful

The Hale Academy Theater for Young Audiences production of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH at Hale Center Theater Orem is juicy fun for parents and kids to enjoy together. Fans of Roald Dahl and Pasek and Paul will find much to enjoy in this fanciful production.

DOGFIGHT Comes to Melbourne in November

Following ongoing successes including recent productions of American Idiot and The Wizard of Oz,  acclaimed new musical theatre company Theatrical will present a new production of Dogfight, playing for a strictly limited season at Chapel Off Chapel from 9-26 November. 

Single Tickets for MOTHER PLAY Starring Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons & Celia Keenan-Bolger To Go On Sale Tomorrow

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's upcoming world premiere of Paula Vogel’s MOTHER PLAY will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, October 17 at 12pm. 

SOUTH PACIFIC, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD & More Set for Goodspeed Musicals 2024 Season

Get a sneak peek at the incredible lineup of shows for the Goodspeed Musicals 2024 season. From beloved classics like SOUTH PACIFIC and THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD to award-winning productions, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Goodspeed Musicals. Don't miss out on this exciting season of theater!

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG

Merrily We Roll Along officially opens tonight, Tuesday, October 10, but the show held its red-carpet Opening Night celebration on Sunday, October 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and and you can check out photos of the VIP guests arriving on the red carpet here!

Tyrese Shawn Avery, Dyllón Burnside & More to Lead LONG WAY DOWN Presentations

Get the latest news on the casting for the invited presentations of the new musical 'Long Way Down,' based on the acclaimed novel by Jason Reynolds. Find out who will be bringing this powerful story to life on stage at The Apollo on October 27 and 28.


Benj Pasek has written 3 shows including A Christmas Story, The Musical (Lyricist), Dogfight (Composer), Dear Evan Hansen (Music and Lyrics).

Benj Pasek has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They have been nominated for Best Score at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Dear Evan Hansen, as well as for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for Dear Evan Hansen. Additionally, they have received nominations for Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for Dear Evan Hansen, and for Outstanding New Score (Broadway or off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Dear Evan Hansen. Furthermore, they have been nominated for Outstanding Music at the Drama Desk Awards for A Christmas Story, The Musical!, and for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for A Christmas Story, The Musical. Lastly, they have been honored with the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award at the Richard Rodgers Award.

Benj Pasek has won several awards for his work in the Broadway show "Dear Evan Hansen." These include the Best Score award at the BroadwayWorld Awards, the Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre award at the Tony Awards, the Outstanding Lyrics award at the Drama Desk Awards, and the Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award at the Richard Rodgers Award.

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