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Douglas J Cohen

DOUGLAS J COHEN

  

Nationality:    USA
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Literary Agent:    The Barbara Hogenson Agency, Inc  

Doug received the 2010 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Songwriting and won two Richard Rodgers Awards for writing book, music, and lyrics for NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY (produced twice off-Broadway resulting in over 100 productions worldwide; an upcoming NY commercial production in-the-works through producer Larry Hirschhorn) and THE GIG (O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, Goodspeed, York Theatre Company concert on CD and reading in conjunction with the NoŽl Coward Prize, and Sacramento Music Circus). Doug is the composer/lyricist of THE BIG TIME (book by Douglas Carter Beane) which debuted at the NYMF Festival; plans are underway for a Broadway-bound production. Nominated for a 2005 Drama Desk Award (Outstanding Lyrics,CHILDREN'S LETTERS TO GOD), he penned co-book, music, and lyrics for THE OPPOSITE OF SEX (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and received a Jonathan Larson Grant for composing BARNSTORMER, which has recently been optioned for New York by producer Lawrence Poster. Doug is the composer ofGLIMMERGLASS (NAMT Conference 2000, readings through the Village Theatre and Melting Pot, productions at Goodspeed at Chester, Spirit of Broadway - Best Production of 2008) and A CHARLES DICKENS CHRISTMAS (produced by Theatreworks/USA and licensed through MTI). He also penned book and lyrics toVALENTINO'S TANGO (with music by Howard Marren, choreographed/directed by Chet Walker) and contributed original songs to JACKIE COLLINS' HOLLYWOOD LIES, and BOOZY (Robert Moses), the latter produced by Les Freres Corbusier and directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, which enjoyed runs at both the Ohio Theatre and Culture Project. His latest musicals are NINE WIVES with collaborator Dan Elish (which has been optioned by producers Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt and selected for the 2013 Goodspeed Festival of New Artists) HELEN OF TROY written with future West End lyricist/ playwright Zoe Samuel and workshopped at Coastal Carolina University, and BRIDGES, commissioned by The Berkeley Playhouse written withBARNSTORMER collaborator, Cheryl L. Davis. His new play, LOVELY SEND ANYWHERE, a finalist for the Laurents-Hatcher Award, has been developed at the Lark Play Development Center and received a reading in October 2012 starring Santino Fontana and Condola Rashad. A graduate of Amherst College, Doug recently joined the faculty of the Neighborhood Playhouse where he teaches the 2nd year students in song interpretation. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, ASCAP, and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Barnstormer         Big Time, The         Boozy         Bridges         Charles Dickens Christmas, A         Children's Letters To God         Gig, The         Glimmerglass         Helen of Troy         Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies         Lovely Send Anywhere         Mann. . .And Wife         No Way To Treat A Lady         Opposite Of Sex, The         Valentinos Tango         Walden and the Other Guy



Barnstormer

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Based on the true story of the first African American aviatrix, BARNSTORMER recounts the story of Bessie Colemans amazing journey from the cotton fields of Texas, to aviation school in Paris, and finally into the sky as she fought against all odds.

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Music by Douglas J Cohen; lyrics And book by Cheryl L Davis

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First Stage Theatre, Issaquah, Wa    13 Apr 2007

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Big Time, The

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Two down on their luck singers are employed on a U.N. cruise. the ship is subjected to a terrorist attack

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Music And lyrics by Douglas J Cohen; book by Douglas Carter Beane

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Boozy

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Bridges

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Berkeley Playhouse    Feb 2016

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Charles Dickens Christmas, A

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Children's Letters To God

Children's Letters To God
musical that follows the lives of five young friends as they voice beliefs, desires, questions and doubts common to all people but most disarmingly expressed by children. Sixteen tuneful songs and assorted scenes (some based on actual letters) explore timeless issues such as sibling rivalry, divorce, holidays, loss of a beloved pet, the trials of being unathletic and first love.

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Music by David evans; lyrics by Douglas Cohen; book by Stuart Hample. Based on the book "Children's Letters To God" by Stuart Hemple

1st Produced:
Lambs Theatre, New York    20 Jun 2004

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Samuel French Inc, New York,    -

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Original cast recording: Jay Records (BOOO6VXLPe) 2005

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Gig, The

Gig, The
Six old friends meet each week to play jazz for their own entertainment. they get a booking for a two week stint. But should they give up everything to make a go of this?

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Music And lyrics by Douglas J Cohen

1st Produced:
Phoenix, Boston    2002

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Lyric Stage Company

1st Published:
Samuel French Inc, New York,    ocrgig

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Glimmerglass

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Suggested by the characters and events in James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, this epic adventure follows Natty Bumppo, Harry March, and the Indian Chingachgook through 50 years of early American history. as the American wilderness retreats westward, the friendship among the three men disintegrates, for Natty and Chingachgook resist colonisation while Harry profits from it

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Music by Douglas J Cohen; lyrics by Ted Drachtman; book by Jonathan Bolt

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Helen of Troy

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Jackie Collins Hollywood Lies

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Lovely Send Anywhere

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Mann. . .And Wife

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No Way To Treat A Lady

No Way To Treat A Lady
Spurred on by the ghost of his actress mother, Kit dons various disguises to get into the home of an elderly woman so he can murder her.

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Music by Douglas M Cohen; lyrics by Douglas M Cohen; book by Douglas M Cohen. Based on the novel by William Goldman

1st Produced:
Hudson Guild Theatre, New York    1987

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Samuel French Inc   978-0573626333

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Opposite Of Sex, The

Synopsis:
after the death of her abusive step Father fifteen year old Dedee moves in with her gay half brother, Bill. She seduces his lover Matt so that he will know "normal" life

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Music, lyrics And book by Douglas J Cohen; book by Robert Roth. Based on the film "the Opposite Of Sex" screenplay by Don Roos

1st Produced:
Magic Theatre, San Francisco    2004

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Valentinos Tango

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Walden and the Other Guy

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