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Dean Pitchford

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Guy
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Pippin [Replacement]
Pippin (Standby) [Replacement]
Pippin (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1976
Performer
  [New York]
Reading, 1986
Narrator

Writing

Lyrics
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Additional Material
Source Material
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Stage adaptation, original screenplay, lyrics
Additional Material

Photos

Andy Mientus, Marin Mazzie, Dean Pitchford, Stafford Arima,Molly Ranson & Jen Sese.du Photo

Andy Mientus, Marin Mazzie, Dean Pitchford, Stafford Arima,Molly Ranson & Jen Sese.during the Opening Night Curtain Call for the MCC Theater's Production of 'CARRIE' at The Lucille Lortel Theatre on March 1, 2012 in New York City.

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Date:
09/17/2018
Dean Pitchford, Betty Buckley and Linzi Hateley Photo

Dean Pitchford, Betty Buckley and Linzi Hateley

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Date:
03/08/2013
 Marin Mazzie, Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Molly Ranson, Stafford Arima, Michael G Photo

Marin Mazzie, Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, Molly Ranson, Stafford Arima, Michael Gore, Lawrence D. Cohen, Dean Pitchford, Andy Mientus, Jen Sese, Jeanna de Waal, Corey Boardman, Elly Noble, F. Michael Haynie

From: 
Date:
09/25/2012
 Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore, Lawrence D. Cohen Photo

Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore, Lawrence D. Cohen

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Date:
09/25/2012
L to R: Eric Olson, Andrea McArdle, Hunter Parrish, Haviland Stillwell, Garrett Hoy,  Photo

L to R: Eric Olson, Andrea McArdle, Hunter Parrish, Haviland Stillwell, Garrett Hoy, Scott Logsdon, Stephen Schwartz, Joel Baker, Kate Flannery, Laura L. Thomas, Pamla Vale Abramson, Ben Reece, Melissa Batalles, Dean Pitchford

From: 
Date:
05/26/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1979
Guy

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1972
Pippin [Replacement]

Pippin (Standby) [Replacement]

Pippin (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Off-Broadway Production, 1976
Performer

  [New York]
Reading, 1986
Narrator

Writing
Lyrics
Lyricist
Lyricist
Composer/Lyricist
Additional Material
Source Material
Bookwriter
Lyricist
Stage adaptation, original screenplay, lyrics
Additional Material

Dean Pitchford Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Book of a Musical
Dean Pichford, Footloose
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Dean Pitchford, Footloose

Dean Pitchford News

BWW Review: The 80s Are Back! With FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at American Stage Photo BWW Review: The 80s Are Back! With FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL at American Stage
by Drew Eberhard - Apr 11, 2022

Read our critic's review! Over the years and throughout the History of the stage musical, certain shows come along and start as films before moving into an adaptation for the stage. Shows such as Grease, The Bodyguard, Ghost, and more recently Moulin Rouge, Beetlejuice, and Back to the Future. One thing is true to most if not all of these....they sell tickets!

BWW Previews: FOOTLOOSE WILL GET AUDIENCE DANCING IN THE AISLES at American Stage In  Photo BWW Previews: FOOTLOOSE WILL GET AUDIENCE DANCING IN THE AISLES at American Stage In the Park
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 3, 2022

After two years of being shuttered due to the pandemic, American Stage in the Park is back at Demens Landing with the toe-tapping musical FOOTLOOSE from April 6- May 8, 2022.

IU Theatre & Dance to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Photo IU Theatre & Dance to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

IU Theatre & Dance will continue its triumphant return to live productions with Carrie: the Musical, the infamous adaptation of Stephen King's terrifying novel featuring a score by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose, Camp) and book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen.

University of Nebraska Omaha Musical Theatre Announces Summer Musical Theatre Academy Photo University of Nebraska Omaha Musical Theatre Announces Summer Musical Theatre Academy
by David McKibbin - Mar 23, 2022

The University of Nebraska Omaha College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media, The School of the Arts, and UNO Theatre announce the first UNO Summer Musical Theatre Academy 2022.

In the Wings Promotions to Stage CARRIE: THE MUSICAL Photo In the Wings Promotions to Stage CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 19, 2022

In the Wings Promotions (ITW) has announced their first in-person production since late 2019, CARRIE: THE MUSICAL. CARRIE: THE MUSICAL features Music and Lyrics by Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford and Book by Lawrence D. Cohen and is based on the novel by Stephen King. Directed and Choreographed by Nadia Verrucci with Musical Direction by Ian Baird, CARRIE: THE MUSICAL runs May 5-14, 2022 at MainLine Theatre in Montreal. Tickets are on sale NOW!

FOOTLOOSE Comes to American Stage in the Park Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2022

The time has come to ‚Äėcut loose‚Äô at American Stage in the Park. This year‚Äôs highly anticipated production of Footloose starts April 6th and grooves on through May 8th, 2022 at Demens Landing Park. American Stage in the Park is an annual tradition in Downtown St. Petersburg.

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Summer 2022 Season Photo Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Summer 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

Berkshire Theatre Group has announced BTG’s 2022 Summer Season. Find out what shows are coming, how to get tickets and more.

FAMA llegará el mes que viene al EDP Gran Vía de Madrid Photo FAMA llegará el mes que viene al EDP Gran Vía de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 24, 2022

El musical dirigido y coreografiado por Coco Comín comenzará funciones el 4 de marzo.

Photos: Get A First Look At FOOTLOOSE at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Photo Photos: Get A First Look At FOOTLOOSE at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
by Alan Henry - Feb 14, 2022

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) brings audiences the hit Broadway musical, FOOTLOOSE. Based on the hit film that captured the hearts of America, FOOTLOOSE is filled with dazzling choreography, electrifying music and a moving story that brings an entire community together.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Doug Besterman Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Doug Besterman
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 7, 2022

Anyone that has read my reviews or columns over the years knows that I always pay attention to the orchestrations and orchestrator of any given musical. Let’s face it, without the orchestrator, the score is only a piano. Today’s subject Doug Besterman has been living his theatre life for many years as an orchestrator for Broadway, regional, and West End theatre as well as doing scoring for films and TV.

Dean Pitchford Videos

VIDEO: Celebrate 50 Years of GODSPELL with a Mega-Reunion on Backstage LIVE with Rich VideoVIDEO: Celebrate 50 Years of GODSPELL with a Mega-Reunion on Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge- Watch Now!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 22, 2021

Prepare ye, for a Godspell mega-reunion! Fifty years ago, on May 17, 1971, a musical phenomenon opened off-Broadway. What began as a master's thesis project for Carnegie Mellon student John-Michael Tebelak, would go on to entertain the masses on Broadway and off, in Toronto, multiple national tours, on the big screen and of course, eventually at regional and amateur theatres all over the world.

Broadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: CARRIE Raises Her Blood-Curdling Voice Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2011, when Carrie returned to the off-Broadway stage with MCC. The reworked production opened March 1, 2011, with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, music by Academy Award winning composer Michael Gore, and lyrics by Academy Award winning lyricist Dean Pitchford.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 12 - CARRIE Opens On Broadway VideoVIDEO: On This Day, May 12 - CARRIE Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2020

On this day in 1988, the musical adaptation of the horror tale, Carrie, began its notoriously short original Broadway run.

VIDEO: The Cast of LITTLE DID I KNOW Lip Syncs to 'Something to Remember.' VideoVIDEO: The Cast of LITTLE DID I KNOW Lip Syncs to 'Something to Remember.'
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2020

The cast of LITTLE DID I KNOW released a video of members lip synching from their homes to the song 'Something to Remember.'

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a H VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center Perform 'Holding Out For a Hero'
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway Center Stage presents Footloose, the explosive Broadway musical set to the rockin' rhythm of the film's Oscar¬ģ and Grammy¬ģ-nominated Top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new Tony¬ģ-nominated songs for the stage musical. Get a first look at the cast performing 'Holding Out For a Hero'

BWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Rea VideoBWW TV: J. Quinton Johnson, Isabelle McCalla, Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker & More Get Ready to Cut Loose for Kennedy Center's FOOTLOOSE!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 27, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will soon presents the Broadway Center Stage production of Footloose. The cast is led by J. Quinton Johnson (Choir Boy, Hamilton, Broadway Center Stage: In the Heights) as Ren McCormack, Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, Les Misérables) as Ethel McCormack, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Aladdin) as Ariel Moore, Michael Park (Dear Evan Hansen) as Reverend Shaw Moore, and three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker as Vi Moore (Mary Poppins, the Kennedy Center's Little Dancer). They are joined by Joshua Logan Alexander as Chuck, Peter McPoland as Willard Hewitt, Tony Award nominee Michael Mulheren (Kiss Me, Kate; Bright Star) as Coach Dunbar, Lena Owens as Wendy Jo, Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton) as Rusty, and Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Violet) as Lulu Warnicker/Eleanor Dunbar/Betty Blast, Grace Slear and Urleen, with Brandon Burks, Claire Crause, Michele Lee, Jess LeProtto, Gregory Liles, Nick Martinez, Maximilian Sangerman, Jonathan Savage, Bethany Tesarck, Tiernan Tunnicliffe, and Jamar Williams.

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at The Muny is a Timeless Smash Hit VideoBWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at The Muny is a Timeless Smash Hit
by Tanya Seale - Jul 20, 2019

Sunday shoes are being kicked off right and left in Footloose at The Muny right now, as Christian Borle, the two-time Tony Award winner who has been in 11 Broadway shows, makes his musical theatre directing debut. In this four-time Tony Award-nominated adaptation of the 1984 movie by the same title, you'll find actors of all shapes and colors (insert heart-eye emojis for days!) who fill the stage again and again with dynamic dancing to songs...

VIDEO: The Cast of RIVERDALE Performs THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHRIS and CARRIE from CA VideoVIDEO: The Cast of RIVERDALE Performs THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CHRIS and CARRIE from CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by Macon Prickett - Apr 19, 2018

RIVERDALE returned from its hiatus last night with the highly anticipated episode 'Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember'. As previously reported, The CW's high school drama RIVERDALE will be staging a production of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL this spring. The show's resident bad girl Cheryl Blossom (played by Madelaine Petsch) will play Carrie White in the episode.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of RIVERDALE Perform Two Numbers From the Highly Anticipated CA VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of RIVERDALE Perform Two Numbers From the Highly Anticipated CARRIE THE MUSICAL Episode
by Macon Prickett - Apr 17, 2018

RIVERDALE returns from its hiatus in soon with the highly anticipated episode 'Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember'. As previously reported, The CW's high school drama RIVERDALEwill be staging a production of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL this spring. The show's resident bad girl Cheryl Blossom (played by Madelaine Petsch) will play Carrie White in the episode.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/12/16- CARRIE
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2016

Today in 1988, Carrie opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 5 performances. Carrie: The Musical is a musical with a book by Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and music by Michael Gore. Adapted from Stephen King's novel Carrie, it focuses on an awkward teenage girl with telekinetic powers whose lonely life is dominated by an oppressive religious fanatic mother. When she is humiliated by her classmates at the high school prom, she wreaks havoc on everyone and everything in her path.


Dean Pitchford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Dean Pitchford been in?
Dean Pitchford has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Dean Pitchford been in?
Dean Pitchford has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Dean Pitchford been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Footloose and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Tony Awards) for Footloose .

How many shows has Dean Pitchford written?
Dean Pitchford has written 6 shows including Peter Allen: Up in One (Additional Material), Carrie (Lyricist), The Boy From Oz (Lyricist), Footloose (Source Material), Fame on 42nd Street (Composer/Lyricist), The Big One-Oh! (Lyrics).