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Glen Ballard is an American songwriter, lyricist, and record producer. He is best known for co-writing and producing Alanis Morissette's 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, which won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album and Album of the Year, and was ranked by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. He is also well known for his collaborations with composer Alan Silvestri. He was involved in the recording and writing of Michael Jackson's albums Thriller, Bad and Dangerous. As a writer, he co-wrote songs including "Man in the Mirror" (1987) and "Hand in My Pocket" (1995). He is the founder of Java Records. He won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media for "Believe" (The Polar Express).

In 2011, Ballard founded his own production company known as Augury, focused on developing music-driven projects in film, television, and theater. He was involved in the development of the eight-part TV series The Eddy, centering around a jazz club in Paris, which aired on Netflix in May 2020.

Ballard co-wrote the music and lyrics for Ghost the Musical with David A. Stewart and Bruce Joel Rubin, which opened in London's West End on July 19, 2011, and opened on Broadway in the spring of 2012.

On January 31, 2014, it was announced that a stage musical of the film Back to the Future was in production. The show, which is being co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, premiered in Manchester, on February 20, 2020. Ballard will team with Alan Silvestri to compose a new score, with the addition of original songs from the film, including "The Power of Love", "Johnny B. Goode" and "Earth Angel".

In 2019, a stage musical based on the music from Jagged Little Pill (and with the same name) opened on Broadway following a successful limited engagement in Cambridge, Massachussetts, with Ballard having provided much of the lyrics.

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[1985]The Slugger's Wife music producer

[1989]Lean on Me music producer

[1999]Teaching Mrs. Tingle music producer

[1999]Never Been Kissed music producer

[1999]Clubland producer

[2000]Titan A.E. music supervisor

[2001]Shallow Hal music producer

[2001]The Mummy Returns music producer

[2004]The Polar Express original songs by

[2007]A West Texas Children's Story score producer

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Video: The Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE in London Perform Unreleased Track 'Time Travel is a Dangerous Thing'

To celebrate the release of the Deluxe Edition of BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical’s Original Cast Recording, an all new video has been released featuring the cast performing the unreleased track ‘Time Travel Is A Dangerous Thing’, filmed on Back to the Future Day, Saturday 21 October 2023.

Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights to JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Concord Theatricals has secured exclusive worldwide stage licensing rights to Alanis Morissette, Glen Ballard and Diablo Cody’s acclaimed Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill: The Musical.

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!

Show of the Week: Tickets from £25 for BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL

Show of the Week: Back To The Future: The Musical: Tickets from £25. Book your tickets yesterday!

Special Prices From £25 for BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL

Special Prices From £25 for Back To The Future: The Musical When Marty McFly is transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the past and send himself... back to the future. 

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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Norbert Leo Butz, Lorna Luft, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Get all of the detail here!

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

The Broadway production of BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical will celebrate with a special performance at both the matinee and evening performances on Saturday, October 21.

Norbert Leo Butz, Linda Eder, and More to Play 54 Below Next Month

Check out the lineup of incredible performances at 54 Below this month!

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

Fall into October with a brand new lineup of Broadway-themed titles coming to streaming services. From the star-studded new season of The Gilded Age to two new albums by Barbra Streisand, check out what's streaming this month!

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!

Curtis Stigers To Share Three Decades of His Music at Club Passim in October

Singer, songwriter, saxophonist, and guitarist Curtis Stigers will share his latest album, This Life, at Club Passim on October 16. Learn how to purchase tickets!

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!

Review: JAGGED LITTLE PILL at Theatre Under The Stars

JAGGED LITTLE PILL is half brilliant and half hackneyed, but there are moments when it is dizzyingly great.  A clever but overstuffed book married with challenging pop rock songs keeps the cast and audience on their toes, but when it hits the high it is worth it.  “You Oughta Know” and “Uninvited” are two of the most amazing pieces of musical theater acting I have seen in years.

Concord Music Publishing Extends Agreement with Tomas Costanza

Stay up to date with the latest news on the extended agreement between Concord Music Publishing and Tomas Costanza. Discover how this partnership is shaping the music industry.

BACK TO THE FUTURE on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Back to the Future on Broadway.

Catch the Best of Broadway on Tour: A Guide to National Touring Shows Near You

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!

Video: Watch BACK TO THE FUTURE Cast Perform 'Only a Matter of Time' on GMA3

BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical is officially on Broadway! Below, watch as Casey Likes and the rest of the cast take over Times Square to perform 'It's Only a Matter of Time' on GMA3!

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

BACK TO THE FUTURE: The Musical is officially on Broadway! Below, watch as Casey Likes and the rest of the cast take over Times Square to perform 'The Power of Love' and 'Back in Time' on GMA.


Glen Ballard has written 3 shows including Ghost the Musical (Composer), Jagged Little Pill (Composer), Back to the Future (Composer).

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