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Show TunesThe Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers$
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Steven Suskin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314076

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314076.001.0001

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Stephen Flaherty

Stephen Flaherty

Born: September 18, 1960, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(p.376) Stephen Flaherty
Show Tunes

Steven Suskin

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the work of Stephen Flaherty. Flaherty decided on a career in the musical theater early on, hooked by a local production of Godspell (S. Schwartz: May 17, 1971). While attending the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, he was invited by Lehman Engel to join the BMI Workshop. Flaherty moved to New York in 1982, just after Engel’s death, and began working the following year with Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948), a writer/producer of children’s television shows.

Keywords:   Stephen Flaherty, composers, Lehman Engel, Lynn Ahrens, show tunes

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