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Encyclopedia > Jeff Marx
Marx (left) and Lopez (right)
Marx (left) and Lopez (right)

Jeff Marx (born September 10, 1970) is a composer and lyricist of musicals. He is best known for creating the Broadway musical Avenue Q with collaborator Robert Lopez. Together, they wrote all the show's 21 songs. Lopez and Marx both write lyrics and they both write music, together, in the same room, at the same time. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x626, 404 KB)Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx at 2004 Tony Awards photo copyright owned by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx This work is copyrighted. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (589x626, 404 KB)Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx at 2004 Tony Awards photo copyright owned by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx This work is copyrighted. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Avenue Q is a Broadway musical. ... Marx (left) and Lopez (right) Robert Lopez (born February 23, 1975) is a composer and lyricist of musicals. ...


Avenue Q won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical. Lopez/Marx's musical score earned them a 2004 Tony Award. Another 2004 Tony Award was awarded to Avenue Q bookwriter Jeff Whitty. Avenue Q is a Broadway musical. ... // 1940s 1949 Kiss Me, Kate - Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Bella and Samuel Spewack. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Avenue Q is a Broadway musical. ... Jeff Whitty is a playwright who lives in New York City. ...


The musical's Original Cast Album, on the RCA/Victor label, was nominated for a Grammy Award. To date, it has sold over 150,000 copies. Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music...

Avenue Q opened on Broadway July 31, 2003 at the John Golden Theater. It is still running there. Additional productions are planned for Las Vegas and London's West End.
Avenue Q opened on Broadway July 31, 2003 at the John Golden Theater. It is still running there. Additional productions are planned for Las Vegas and London's West End.

Lopez and Marx met in the famed BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop. Their very first project together, a spec Muppet movie, Kermit, Prince of Denmark, which was very loosely based on Hamlet, won them (as part of a tie) part of the $150,000 Kleban Award. Avenue Q program cover This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... Avenue Q program cover This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... The BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop is a workshop in New York for musical theatre composers, lyricists and librettists. ... John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together The Muppets are a group of puppets and costume characters created by Jim Henson and the company he created. ... The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is a tragedy by William Shakespeare and is one of his best-known and most often quoted plays. ...


They are currently working on an original movie musical for Universal Pictures, and a stage musical in collaboration with Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park. Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... Matt Stone. ... Trey Parker Randolph Severn Trey Parker III (born October 19, 1969 in Conifer, Colorado) is an American animator, screenwriter, film director, voice actor and actor. ... South Park is an American animated television series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ...


Marx grew up in Hollywood, Florida. He attended the University of Michigan. He also holds a juris doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and is a member of the New York Bar Association, but he does not practice law or represent himself. Hollywood is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... This article is about the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ... Juris Doctor (J.D., Latin for Doctor of Jurisprudence) is a professional law degree typically awarded by an accredited law school in the United States to a student who has successfully completed three years of study in law. ... Since its founding in 1976 by Yeshiva University, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has gained a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program. ...


Marx is well known in Broadway circles for his keen judgment, his abrasive sense of humor and his odd habit of heckling shows he dislikes. As a result he is considered a useful (or feared) critic of his colleagues' work. According to Broadway insiders, if you write a show and Marx sits all the way through without muttering snide comments, snorting or loudly farting, your show is in good shape. A heckler is a person who shouts an uninvited comment, usually disparaging, at a performance or event. ... Flatulence consists of gases that are produced by symbiotic bacteria and yeasts living in the gastrointestinal tract of mammals and are released through the anus. ...


Marx has also wrtten numerous books, including How To Win A High School Election.


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Jeff Marx (666 words)
Marx starts and finishes with the same vivid tenor sound that is not just about high style but more of feeling and earnest playing.
Marx's interest in jazz began in Detroit while he was a young man. From his earliest recollection, jazz was his music of choice.
The sound of Marx can be heard on his own CD, "Great Unknown", on Don Bennett's CD "Reaching for a Star" with Jessie Davis on Alto Sax and Malachi Thompson on trumpet, as well as on "Second Sight" by the group, Second Sight.
CD Review of Jeff Marx - Treading Air, Breathing Fire on Soluna Records @ jazzreview.com (717 words)
Jeff Marx has released his second album as a leader, but with his approximately thirty years in the jazz scenes of various cities in the United States, you wonder what took him long.
Marx, it turns out, plays with authority and imagination, leaning into the notes with controlled aggressiveness, attaining varied timbres and sustaining a bright attack, whether he’s playing free improvisation or melodically over structured changes.
At first Marx states the theme with swirls and swing, immediately letting it be known that Marx is a saxophonist who can change direction or loosen metrical boundaries even as he stays within the confines of a tune’s framework.
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