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Eric Price

 
Bio:
Eric Price has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, The Sixth Borough, and additional material for the stage adaptation of the film Clue. With his collaborator, composer Will Reynolds, Eric won the 2018 Fred ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Price has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive, Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, The Sixth Borough, and additional material for the stage adaptation of the film Clue. With his collaborator, composer Will Reynolds, Eric won the 2018 Fred ... (read complete bio)

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[Broadway, 1993]
Assistant to the Director

Eric Price Biography

Eric Price has written the lyrics and book to the musicals The Violet Hour, Radioactive,
Presto Change-o, Around the World, Hello Out There, The Sixth Borough, and additional material for the stage adaptation of the film Clue. With his collaborator, composer Will Reynolds, Eric won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing.

His work has been produced at theaters in New York, around the country, and in Europe. Production experience includes projects at such institutions as Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Menier Chocolate Factory, Barrington Stage, Symphony Space, Merkin Recital Hall, Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible.com, Joe's Pub, 54 Below (including solo show), Birdland, the Ravinia Festival, and more.

Eric’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma was commissioned in 2015 and has had over 175 productions around the world.

In addition to his career as a writer, Eric was the longtime assistant to 21-time Tony Award-winning director/producer Hal Prince and worked with him over the course of twelve years on the development of new musicals that premiered in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, London, and Tokyo.

He is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and has degrees in Directing from Indiana University and Musical Theatre Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

He has been a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a four-time Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center finalist, and a member of Goodspeed’s Johnny Mercer Writers Colony and the Rhinebeck Writers' Retreat. This winter, Eric was a finalist for the Jonathan Larson Grant and the Kleban Prize for both lyrics and libretto.
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With his collaborator Will Reynolds, Eric has written material for the upcoming musical animated series Central Park starring Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr, Daveed Diggs, Kristen Bell, and Stanley Tucci. They also wrote the song “When I See You Again,” which was performed by Laura Osnes as the final track on Broadway Records’ benefit album Artists in Residence, alongside the work of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty.

Eric is an Adjunct Professor of Musical Theatre at Pace University and Molloy College/CAP21 and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and ASCAP. He is the co-founder of This MT Space, an online musical theatre platform which can be found at www.thisMTspace.com.

His professional website is www.ericpriceonline.com.
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Eric Price News

Theatre 360 Presents An Innovative Production Of CLUE Photo Theatre 360 Presents An Innovative Production Of CLUE
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

Through clever stagecraft, Theatre 360's black box theatre is transformed into the various locales of Boddy Manor, with all the usual suspects on hand. Students from communities around the San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles take on roles onstage, backstage, and front of house, showcasing Theatre 360's 'full circle' education programs.

Creede Repertory Theatre Announces Transformational 58th Season Photo Creede Repertory Theatre Announces Transformational 58th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

Beginning May 19, Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) will produce its 58th season, which includes comedy, drama, romance, a world premiere and something for the entire family. CRT will continue to champion its thriving educational and audience engagement programming.

Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award Photo Julia Riew to Receive 18th Annual Fred Ebb Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eighteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Julia Riew.

Album Review: A Cast Album For A Magical Musical That Has Not Appeared... Yet - THE V Photo Album Review: A Cast Album For A Magical Musical That Has Not Appeared... Yet - THE VIOLET HOUR
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 5, 2022

Along with creating incomparable music, lyrics, and story, Reynolds & Price have ensured that the lucky listeners of their baby have everything they need to fully enjoy and UNDERSTAND the depth and breadth, and height their show can reach.

Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More Photo Broadway Streaming Guide: November 2022 - Where to Watch DISENCHANTED & More
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2022

From highly-anticipated new movie musicals like Disenchanted and Spirited, to the soundtrack for Netflix's upcoming Matilda the Musical movie soundtrack, November's new streaming releases will give Broadway fans entertained throughout the month. 

Listen: THE VIOLET HOUR Studio Cast Recording Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer Photo Listen: THE VIOLET HOUR Studio Cast Recording Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Solea Pfeiffer & More Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 4, 2022

The award-winning songwriting team of Will Reynolds and Eric Price have released a complete 28-track studio cast recording of their new musical The Violet Hour on Friday November 4, 2022. Listen here!

Video Exclusive: Solea Pfeiffer Sings 'The Truth Is' From THE VIOLET HOUR Photo Video Exclusive: Solea Pfeiffer Sings 'The Truth Is' From THE VIOLET HOUR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2022

Watch Almost Famous star Solea Pfeiffer sing “The Truth Is” from the musical The Violet Hour in this official music video here! On the Studio Cast Recording, Pfeiffer plays Jessie Brewster, a cafe singer during the early days of the Harlem Renaissance.

Review: CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Review: CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 21, 2022

What did our critic think of CLUE at Mercury Theater Chicago? Mercury Theater’s CLUE is a comedic delight of a production. The laughs flow freely and easily in this stage adaptation of the farce-meets-murder-mystery based on the iconic 1985 film. Director L. Walter Stearns’s ensemble lands each and every moment, maximizing the laughs but maintaining the integrity. These actors understand the assignment of both farce and murder mystery: The characters in CLUE take themselves and the outrageous situations of the play deeply seriously, and the ensemble finds the comedy in playing those truths. It’s a near masterclass in how farce should be performed. The fact that the play is only 90 minutes also means the stage adaptation doesn’t overstay its welcome: There’s just enough time to set up the mystery, play the antics, and send audiences home after a delightful, hilarious time.

New Studio Cast Recording Of THE VIOLET HOUR To Be Released November 4 Photo New Studio Cast Recording Of THE VIOLET HOUR To Be Released November 4
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2022

The award-winning songwriting team of Will Reynolds and Eric Price  will release a complete 28-track studio cast recording of their new musical, The Violet Hour on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Interview: Analise Scarpaci on Learning from Lydia, Paving New Paths, and Embracing ' Photo Interview: Analise Scarpaci on Learning from Lydia, Paving New Paths, and Embracing 'Pathetic' at 54 Below
by Matt Smith - Oct 18, 2022

The 22-year-old burgeoning songwriter reflects on her life and career ahead of her debut solo show, PATHETIC LITTLE DREAMER - off her album of the same name - playing Midtown hotspot 54 Below on October 19th.

Eric Price Videos

Video Exclusive: Solea Pfeiffer Sings 'The Truth Is' From THE VIOLET HOUR Videoplay
Video Exclusive: Solea Pfeiffer Sings 'The Truth Is' From THE VIOLET HOUR

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 2, 2022

Watch Almost Famous star Solea Pfeiffer sing “The Truth Is” from the musical The Violet Hour in this official music video here! On the Studio Cast Recording, Pfeiffer plays Jessie Brewster, a cafe singer during the early days of the Harlem Renaissance.

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video Videoplay
WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song “Getting Closer” from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Sings From THE VIOLET HOUR in Sneak Peek of Cast Recording Videoplay
VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Sings From THE VIOLET HOUR in Sneak Peek of Cast Recording

by Stephi Wild - May 5, 2022

A new cast recording for the musical The Violet Hour will be released soon! The musical features music by Will Reynolds with book & lyrics by Eric Price, based on the play by Richard Greenberg. Check out a sneak peek of Jeremy Jordan singing from the musical here!

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Amber Gray Sing a Todd Almond Tune on ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE A Videoplay
BWW Exclusive: Listen to Amber Gray Sing a Todd Almond Tune on ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Album

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 25, 2020

We are excited to bring you an exclusive track from the album- 'I Don't Know About You,' written by Todd Almond (Girl from the North Country) and performed by Amber Gray (Hadestown).

BWW TV: What's On at Barrington Stage Company This Summer? Will Swenson, Scarlett Strallen & More Preview the Season!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2016

Some of the casts just previewed the season at Feinsetin's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from inside the special event below!

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Janet Krupin Sings Waggoner & Price's 'Ta-Da!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2015

This week's spotlight is on Joel Waggoner and Eric Price, whose new original musical PRESTO CHANGE-O is commissioned by Barrington Stage and directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful). It tells the story of a family of stage magicians who find themselves living under the same roof for the first time in years. In this song, Tina, who is the family's maid and maintains their ever-growing collection of artifacts from the history of magic, reveals her larger ambitions. Here is the talented Janet Krupin (If/Then) performing the song at our concert at 54 Below.

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Blake Daniel Performs Will Reynolds' 'I Knew a Boy'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2013

Today, Cutting Edge Composers is thankful for its talented composers, especially Will Reynolds. His song 'I Knew a Boy' was sung by Spring Awakening's Blake Daniel at their concert at the Canal Room. When asked about his inspiration for writing this song, Will said 'The first lyric is 'We sneak by disaster-free courting catastrophe' which basically sums up my experience as a 20-something. 'I Knew a Boy' was a warning to myself when I realized I had let myself get a little too lost.'

STAGE TUBE: Analise Scarpaci & Lewis Grosso Perform 'The Most Important Children's Song Ever' at ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2013

'Once Upon A Time In New York City'- a concert series featuring a slate of brand new songs about the Big Apple, made its 54 Below debut on Nov. 19. The concert featured performances from Micah Burgess, Nick Cearley, Amanda Flynn, Amanda Green, Lewis Grosso, Molly Hager, Jeremy Jordan, Dennis Michael Keefe, Rachel Lee, Lauren Marcus, Chris Miller, Bonnie Milligan, Alexander Sage Oyen, Chelsea Packard, Rob Rokicki, George Salazar, Analise Scarpaci, Jahn Sood, Sam Tedaldi, Katie Thompson, Nathan Tysen, and more.

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER - Zachary Prince Sings Joel Waggoner and Eric Price's 'Brooklyn's Union Hall'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2013

Here's 'Brooklyn's Union Hall' by Joel Waggoner and Eric Price. 'The inspiration for the song was to write about the moment it was announced that Barack Obama had won the 2008 Presidential Election,' said Price. Zachary Prince (the Last Five Years) stars in this video from our most recent concert at Joe's Pub.