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Brian Yorkey

BRIAN YORKEY

  

Nationality:    USA
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Brian Yorkey received the 2009 Tony Award for Best Original Score for his work on Next to Normal and was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical. His other credits include Making Tracks and Time After Time.

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

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

        Book of Jobs         Freaky Friday         Funny Pages         If/Then         Making Tracks         Next To Normal         Play It By Heart         Wedding Banquet, The


Book of Jobs

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Written by Brian Yorkey And Alex Glover

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Play/Drama

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Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday
On the eve of of her wedding a mother somehow swops bodies with her daughter

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Music by Tom Kitt; lyrics by Brian Yorkey; book by Bridget Carpenter. Based on the movie "Freaky Friday" screenplay by Mary Rodgers

1st Produced:
Signature Theatre, Arlington     04 Oct 2018

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Studio recording: Walt Disney Records 2017

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Musical

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Funny Pages

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Music by Scott Warender; Lyrics by Brian Yorkey; book by Brian Yorkey

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Village Theatre

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Musical

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If/Then

Synopsis:
Elizabeth rebuilds her life in a New York full of possibilities

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Music by Tom Kitt; lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey

1st Produced:
Richard Rogers Theatre, New York     27 Mar 2014

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  11            Female:  10            Other:  -

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Making Tracks

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Making Tracks incorporates dance, original songs, music and multimedia to tell the story of the sometimes uncompromising assimilation of Asians into American culture and the plight of generations of Asian immigrants to find their way to and in a new land. From the building of the railroads, the grueling experience of Angel Island, the heart-rending stories of the picture brides, the famed Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco, the tragedy of World War II internment camps and the critical role of Asian American engineers in building the high-tech backbone of America, the Asian-American experience is captured in a unique and fresh light
- http://www.aatrevue.com

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Music by Woody Pak; lyrics by Brian Yorkey; book by Welly Yang; book by Brian Yorkey

1st Produced:
Second Generation Productions     1998

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Village Theatre

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Studio cast recording: Second Generation

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Musical

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Next To Normal

Next To Normal
In this over-stimulated and pharmaceutically-obsessed world, one almost average suburban family comes to grips with a long buried secret in this new musical. Next to Normal explores the lengths to which we'll go to keep ourselves sane and our families in place
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book And lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt. Also called: "Feeling Electric"

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Theatre Communications Group, 06/01/2010    

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Cast recording; Sh-K-Boom; ASIN: B001VRDRFG 2009

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Genre:
Musical

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Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Play It By Heart

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Musical

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Wedding Banquet, The

Synopsis:
Simon and Wei-tung are a happy gay couple. But Wei-tung's parents are insisting he get married. Simon suggest a marriage of convenience to keep them happy. Then the parents turn up planning a spectacular wedding and wedding banquet

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Music by Woody Pak; lyrics and book by Brian Yorkey. Based on the movie "The Weding Nanquet" screenplay by And Lee; Neil Peng; James Schamus

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Genre:
Gay/Lesbian musical

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