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Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948) is an American musical theatre lyricist who most-frequently works with Stephen Flaherty. They are best known for the shows Once On This Island, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards, and Ragtime, which was nominated for twelve Tony Awards and won Best Original Score. They also collaborated on songs for the movie Anastasia. Ms. Ahrens is much beloved for her work writing music and lyrics and performing songs from Schoolhouse Rock!. October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Musical theatre (sometimes spelled theater) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... Stephen Flaherty (born 1960) is an American composer of musical theatre in collaboration with Lynn Ahrens, and best known for the show Once On This Island, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards. ... Once on This Island is a musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the novel My Love, My Love (novel) by Rosa Guy, which is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersens The Little Mermaid. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... Second edition cover of Maple Leaf Rag, perhaps the most famous rag of all Ragtime is an American musical genre, enjoying its peak popularity around the years 1900–1918. ... The Tony Award for Best Original Score is the Tony Award given to the composers and lyricists of the best original score written for a musical in that year. ... Original theatrical poster for . Anastasia is an animated feature created at Fox Animation Studios, produced and directed by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman, and released on November 21, 1997 by Twentieth Century Fox. ... Schoolhouse Rock! is a series of 46 educational shorts featuring rock songs about schoolhouse topics, including grammar, science, economics,history and politics. ...


Musicals

Lucky Stiff is a musical; it was the first collaboration for the musical theater team of Lynn Ahrens (book and lyrics) and Stephen Flaherty (music). ... Once on This Island is a musical with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the novel My Love, My Love (novel) by Rosa Guy, which is a retelling of Hans Christian Andersens The Little Mermaid. ... My Favorite Year is a 1982 comedy film which tells the story of the early days of television, and a flamboyant film actor who is shepherded by a young intern through a week of overdrinking. ... A Christmas Carol, also known as A Christmas Carol: The Musical, is a 2004 television movie and musical adaptation of Charles Dickens famous 1843 novella. ... Ragtime is a Broadway musical with book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the 1975 novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. ... Seussical is a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. ...

External link

  • Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty official website

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Lynn Ahrens: Information from Answers.com (326 words)
After graduating from college with a degree in journalism, Ahrens spent several years in advertising, where she would have her first brush with the fine art of balancing theme with words and music as a writer for the popular Schoolhouse Rock series.
Lynn Ahrens (born October 1, 1948) is an American musical theatre lyricist who most-frequently works with Stephen Flaherty.
Ahrens is much beloved for her work writing music and lyrics and performing songs from Schoolhouse Rock!
Lynn Ahrens - Moviefone (94 words)
© 1998-2003 Ronni Krasnow, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
?The Ahrens and Flaherty Songbook?, a collection of his theatre and film songs written with lyricist Lynn Ahrens, has been published by Warner Bros....
Lynn Ahrens - Filmography, Biography, News, Photos, Birth date, Relationships, Lynn Ahrens Film Clips, and Fun Facts on Moviefone.
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