Richard Skipper Celebrates Richard Maltby Jr and David Shire (10/23/2021)

For Video Edition, Please Click and Subscribe Here: https://youtu.be/A8gVGocnIU4 Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire (2021 Oscar Hammerstein Award Recipients) have been writing together since 1958, making theirs the longest-running collaboration in musical theater history. They’ve written the scores for more than a dozen musicals, including Broadway’s Baby (Best Musical and Score Tony nominations) and Big (Tony nomination for Best Score.) Two landmark revues played Off-Broadway: 1977’s Starting Here, Starting Now (Grammy nomination) and 1989’s Closer Than Ever (Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Musical and Score; The York’s five-month 2012 revival won the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Revival). Other musicals include The Sap of Life, Love Match, How Do You Do? I Love You!, Take Flight, Sousatzka, and the forthcoming The Country Wife and Dancers at a Waterfall. Their songs have been recorded by artists ranging from Barbra Streisand and Melissa Manchester to Billy Preston and Syreeta. Maltby conceived and directed two Tony-winning Best Musicals: Ain’t Misbehavin’ (also Tony for Best Director) and Fosse, as well as Ring of Fire. He co wrote the lyrics for both Miss Saigon (Tony nomination for Best Score) and The Pirate Queen and the lyrics for Nick and Nora (Tony Nomination for Best Score). Shire’s more than 150 film and television scores include Norma Rae (Oscar for the song “It Goes Like It Goes”), The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, All the President’s Men, The Conversation, Zodiac, Return to Oz, Farewell, My Lovely, and Saturday Night Fever (two Grammy nominations.)  www.yorktheatre.org Twitter: @yorktheatrenyc www.facebook.com/yorktheatrecompan

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