Voices From New York: Richard Maltby Jr. on Lyrics & Theatre

October 14th, 2021

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Date(s) - 14/10/2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


While we can’t travel to Broadway or around the world to seek inspiration for our musical theatre writing, allow us to bring New York to you through a new series of masterclasses across 2021.

Mercury Musical Developments and BOOK Music & Lyrics present Voices from New York – a new series of online masterclass sessions from Broadway theatre makers.

The fifth event in this series features Tony Award winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby Jr, examining his career in musical theatre from conceiving and directing two award winning shows, Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Fosse, to being co-lyricist on Miss Saigon, working in film, his love of cryptic crossword puzzles, and much more.

This event will take place online via Zoom, and will cost £10 per session for MMD and BML members, and £15 for non-members. Links and details on how to access the event will be sent via Eventbrite in the lead up to the event.

If you have access requirements or need assistance with booking on Eventbrite or using Zoom, please contact ellen@mercurymusicals.com for assistance.


About Richard Maltby Jr.

RICHARD MALTBY, JR. BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (1978, also Tony Award: Best Director); FOSSE (1999). Also RING OF FIRE, (2006). Director/lyricist: BABY (1983, Tony nomination Best Musical); lyricist: BIG (1996, Tony nomination: Best Score; also Dominium Theatre London 2019). Co-lyricist: MISS SAIGON (1990 Evening Standard Award, 1991 Tony nomination). Director/co-lyricist, SONG & DANCE. OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW (1977 Grammy nomination); CLOSER THAN EVER (1989 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical; 2013 Off-Broadway Alliance Award, Best Revival) Director: JUST JIM DALE, (New York 2014, London 2015). REGIONAL: Lyricist: TAKE FLIGHT (2010 Menier Chocolate Factory; 2012 McCarter Theatre); WATERFALL (2015, Pasadena/ Seattle); Lyricist, SOUSATZKA (2017, Toronto). FILM: Screenplay, MISS POTTER 2007). Contributes cryptic crossword puzzles to Harpers Magazine. Son of well-known orchestra leader. Five children: Nicholas, David, Jordan, Emily and Charlotte.


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