This Week on Broadway for August 27, 2017: Scott Frankel, War Paint composer


Peter Filichia, James Marino and Michael Portantiere talk with Scott Frankel, the composer of War Paint. We talk about Prince of Broadway, The Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s production of Van Gogh’s Ear, Mint Theater Company’s production of The Suitcase Under the Bed, and the movie of Marjorie Prime at Quad Cinema.


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Guest: Scott Frankel, War Paint composer

Scott Frankel was nominated for Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for his work on Grey Gardens, which ran at Playwrights Horizons before moving to Broadway. Since then, the show has been performed regularly across the country as well as internationally. He has also written the music for Far From Heaven (Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Finding Neverland (UK premiere, 2012), Happiness (Lincoln Center Theater), Doll (Ravinia Festival, Richard Rodgers Award) and Meet Mister Future (winner, Global Search for New Musicals), all with lyricist Michael Korie. Frankel is the recipient of the ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and the Frederick Loewe Award. He was the 2011-2012 Frances & William Schuman Fellow at The MacDowell Colony and is a graduate of Yale University.

Scott Frankel IBDB

War Paint (Original Broadway Cast Recording)




PF + MP + JM: Prince of Broadway @ Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 261 West 47th Street, through October 22, 2017

MP + PF: The Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s production of Van Gogh’s Ear @ The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street, through September 10, 2017

PF + MP: Mint Theater Company’s production of The Suitcase Under the Bed @ The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, through September 30, 2017


Television, Film and Streaming: 

MP: Movie of Marjorie Prime @ Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, through August 31, 2017



Tony-Winning Broadway Producer Stuart Thompson Passes Away

Stuart Thompson IBDB



Tony-Winning Book Writer Thomas Meehan Passes Away at 88

Thomas Meehan IBDB



Denzel Washington Coming Back to Broadway


John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” to Come to Broadway this Fall






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Coming Soon: 

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War Paint (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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5. My American Moment

20. Beauty in the World



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