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Todd Almond

TODD ALMOND

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    United Talent Agency  

Todd Almond is a composer, lyricist and playwright. He most recently wrote the music for, and is currently performing in, Sarah Ruhl's Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons. Todd also recently collaborated with director Lear deBessonet on an adaptation of The Tempest at the Delacorte Theatre for the Public Theater's Public Works program; Todd wrote music and lyrics, and played Ariel in this production, which featured a cast of 200 people, and received rave reviews. Todd's musicals include the book of Girlfriend (using new arrangements of Matthew Sweet's eponymous cult album) which premiered at Berkeley Rep and subsequently at Actors Theatre of Louisville; a musical version of Sarah Ruhl's Melancholy Play with 13P; music and lyrics for We Have Always Lived In The Castle (adapted from the Shirley Jackson novel) with Adam Bock at Yale Repertory Theatre; On The Levee with Marcus Gardley and Lear deBessonet at LCT3; and his own musical adaptation of The Odyssey at the Old Globe under Lear deBessonets direction. He was the music director/arranger for Laura Benanti's acclaimed solo show at 54 Below (NYC); and for Sherie Rene Scott's lauded Piece of Meat also at 54 Below, and at the Hippodrome (London).

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below is a list of Todd Almond's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Girfriend         Iowa         Kansas City Choir Boy         Melancholy Play, The         Overcoat. The         Tempest, The         Winter's Tale, The



Girfriend

Synopsis:
Nebraska, the 1990s. Two teenage boys - one a social outcast, the other the quintessential jock - explore a relationship during a summer of self-discovery between high school graduation and the rest of their lives. Set to irresistible songs from Matthew Sweet's landmark pop album of the same name, this rock musical gives voice to those of us who grew up in small towns, those of us who didn't quite fit in and learned we were somehow different, and anybody who remembers the terror and thrill of first love.

Notes:
Music by Matthew Sweet; lyrics by Matthew Sweet; book by Todd Almond

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Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

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Iowa

Iowa
Mom found her soul-mate on Facebook, and he lives in Iowa. So Becca says goodbye to her beloved math teacher, bulimic best friend, neighborhood pony and her mildly deficient teenage life, and she follows her wayward mother to a new, uncharted beginning. But in this fanciful, absurdist and intoxicating musical play from the imagination of Jenny Schwartz and Todd Almond nothing can prepare them for what they'll find.

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written by Jenny Schwartz; music and lyrics by Todd Almond; oratorio lyrics by jenny Schwartz

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Genre:
musical play

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Male:  1            Female:  6            Other:  1 girl

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Kansas City Choir Boy

Synopsis:
Two lovers in a small town separate. One goes in search of their destiny and disappears

Notes:
Music and lyrics by Todd Almond

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Melancholy Play, The

Melancholy Play, The
Bank clerk Tilly is depressed. Beautifully and alluringly depressed. Everyone she meets falls in love with her including her therapist. But what will happen if she cheers up?

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Written by Todd Almond and Sarah Ruhl

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Brown University     2001

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in Clean House and Other Plays, Theatre Communications Group, USA, 2006   

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Genre:
chamber musical

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Overcoat. The

Synopsis:
The Odyssey is Homer's epic of Odysseus' 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife, Penelope and his son, Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return.

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived and Directed by Public Works Director Lear deBessonet.

1st Produced:
Public Works at The Delacorte Theater, NY     04 Sep 2015

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  10            Female:  7            Other:  Large, flexible chorus

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Tempest, The

Synopsis:
Twelve years ago, Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, was overthrown by his treacherous brother Antonio and Alonsa, the Queen of Naples. Prospero and his daughter, Miranda, were driven out, exiled in a barely sea-worthy little boat, which miraculously brought the pair to this enchanted island. Now a powerful magician, Prospero rules a kingdom-in-exile: the monster Caliban, sweet-voiced spirit Ariel, and the island's many supernatural inhabitants. When at last, a dozen years into Prospero's banishment, Antonio and Alonsa's ship sails temptingly close, Prospero conjures up a storm-a tempest-to wash its company ashore. The newly marooned Italians bring surprises, like drunken clowns Trinculo and Stephano, who conspire with Caliban, and Alonsa's sister Sebastia, who nurses murderous intentions. Most astonishing of all, the now-grown Miranda "changes eyes" with Alonsa's son Ferdinand-an innocent love that shakes Prospero's certainty.

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  2            Other:  Flexible ensemble

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Winter's Tale, The

Synopsis:
Conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Lear deBessonet with musical adaptation by Todd Almond, Public Work's The Winter's Tale brings Shakespeare's tale of mystery and magic to life as never before. Featuring Public Works' signature blend of professional actors, community members, and special guests, this musical adaption will explode with authentic performances that come together to tell Shakespeare's beloved fable of hard-won joy and the promise of renewal.

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Adaptation, Music, and New Lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived and Directed by Lear deBessonet. Based on the play by William Shakespeare.

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Genre:
musical

Parts:
Male:  12            Female:  7            Other:  Flexible, large ensemble

Further Reference:
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