197 – Adam Gwon
Adam Gwon is a musical theater writer named one of “50 to Watch” by The Dramatist magazine and hailed “a promising newcomer to our talent-hungry musical theater” by The New York Times.
His musicals have been produced on six continents, in more than half a dozen languages. Off-Broadway: Ordinary Days (Roundabout Theatre; Keen Company, Drama League Award nomination, Best Revival), Old Jews Telling Jokes (Westside Theatre); Regional: String (Village Theatre), Cake Off (Signature Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Bucks County Playhouse), Cloudlands (South Coast Repertory), The Boy Detective Fails (Signature Theatre), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma); West End: Ordinary Days (Trafalgar Studios).
In this episode, we talk about . . .
- How he went from writing individual songs to full-length musicals
- What he looks for when looking for something new to write about, or when looking into making adaptations
- The 3 “blind dates” he went on that led him to adapt Scotland, PA into a musical
- What it’s like to constantly be considered an emerging artist
This week’s #SongwriterOfTheWeek is Anna Jacobs and Michael R. Jackson! Check out “I Want To Choose” from their musical TEETH at the end of this episode. If you enjoyed the outro music in this episode, go on over to www.annakjacobs.com/ & www.thelivingmichaeljackson.com for more tunes.
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This podcast was edited by Stanley Wiercinski.