Dana P. Rowe

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Dana P. Rowe is an American musical theater composer whose works have been performed internationally with productions in London’s West End (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Prince of Wales, The Donmar Warehouse), Russia, Czech Republic, Japan (including Tokyo’s Imperial Garden Theatre), Germany, Australia, New York City, São Paulo, Brazil and Slovenia.

Much of his work has been written with lyricist John Dempsey. With Dempsey, he wrote the music for Zombie Prom (1995),[1] The Fix (directed by Sam Mendes, 1997),[2] and the stage adaptation of John Updike's The Witches of Eastwick (2000).[3] Rowe and Dempsey were nominated for the Olivier Award for The Fix and The Witches of Eastwick, both of which were produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh.[2][3][4]

Rowe also composed the score for The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde, a musical based on the famous bank-robbing couple, with book and lyrics by Michael Aman and Oscar E. Moore. The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde was a featured production at the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival.[5]

In 2011, he collaborated with Maribeth Graham on See Jane Run!, which had its premiere at the Actors' Playhouse in Miami.[6]

From March to April 2012, Rowe and Dempsey's new musical, Brother Russia, premiered at the Signature Theatre. The show is described as, "In a desolate potato field north of Omsk, a comically fourth-rate Russian theatre troupe sets up its tents and wows the local farmers with rock-fueled adaptations of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Tonight, however, the company will toss classic literature aside to showcase the life story of their impresario and star, the seemingly immortal Brother Russia – more commonly known as Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin. Yes, that Rasputin: the hypnotic mystic who seduced and ruled the Tsar and Tsarina in the waning days of Imperial Russia."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brantley, Ben (April 10, 1996). "THEATER REVIEW;Girl Meets Ghoul, Hit By Cupid's Toxic Arrow". The New York Times. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Paul (May 14, 1997). "Theatre: The Fix Donmar Warehouse, London". The Independent. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Harris, Paul (June 25, 2007). "The Witches of Eastwick". Variety. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Olivier Winners 1998". Official London Theatre Guide. The Society of London Theatre. April 24, 1998. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
    "Olivier Winners 2001". Official London Theatre Guide. The Society of London Theatre. April 24, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  5. ^ "The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde". New York Musical Theatre Festival website. 2005. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  6. ^ The Miami Herald. "Actors' gets another world premiere | Drama Queen". Miamiherald.typepad.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01. 
  7. ^ http://www.playbill.com/news/article/149515-DCs-Signature-Plans-Four-New-Musicals-Writers-Include-Adam-Gwon-Hunter-Foster-and-More