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Broadway Buzz | Stephen Flaherty

Palace Theater

Host, Stuart Brown talks to Broadway composer Stephen Flaherty. Along with his longtime collaborator, Lynn Ahrens, Flaherty has written some of the most well-known and beloved musicals including Once On This Island, Ragtime, and Anastasia.Today, they talk all about the musical Anastasia, coming to the Palace next week October 19-21.


14 Oct 2021

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Episode #113: Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens ~ The Big Picture

Stages Podcast

Lynn and Stephen have been an acclaimed musical theater writing team for 40 years. They have won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as Academy and Golden Globe nominations for their work on RAGTIME, ANASTASIA, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL and many other musicals. In this episode, this charming and humble duo talk about how they met, their process for creating, and the search for the big picture in their shows and in life. Lynn & Stephen Terrence McNally BMI Workshop


3 Oct 2021

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Vamos a hacer un repaso por la carrera como músico del compositor americano Stephen Flaherty con su habitual colaboradora durante cerca de cuarenta años, la letrista y libretista Lynn Ahrens, autores entre otros de los musicales "RAGTIME", "ONCE ON THIS ISLAND" o "ANASTASIA".Stephen Flaherty a los doce años ya sabía qué quería ser de mayor, compositor de musicales. Se graduó a los veintidós años en el Conservatorio de Música de Cincinnati donde alternaba sus estudios con actuaciones en una banda en la que tocaba el piano ragtime que le sería de gran ayuda cuando compuso su musical más famoso. Marchó a New York para estudiar teatro musical y conoció a Lynn Ahrens, letrista con la que escribió su primer musical “LUCKY STIFF” que estrenaron en el off de Broadway en 1989, ganando el premio Richard Rodgers. A este le seguiría “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” nominado a ocho premios Tony en 1990. "MY FAVORITE YEAR" en 1992 y "RAGTIME" en 1996 del que hablamos en el “Cuéntame un musical” de este mes.En el 2000 estrenaron "SEUSSICAL" en Broadway que se convirtió en uno de los musicales infantiles favoritos en colegios y en 2002 "A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE". En 2005 estrenaron "DESSA ROSE" y en 2007 "THE GLORIOUS ONES. Sus últimos musicales hasta la fecha son “ROCKY” estrenado en el 2012, “LITTLE DANCER” estrenado en 2014 y "ANASTASIA" estrenado en 2016 en una versión teatral ampliada de la versión para la película de animación por la que fueron nominados al Oscar a la mejor banda sonora y canción.Espero te guste la selección que hemos preparado00h 00'00" Presentación00h 04'10" Cabecera00h 04'45" 1988 LUCKY STIFF00h 04'45" Something funny - Company00h 06'27" Good to be alive - Evan Pappas, Paul Kandel, Mary Stout & Barbara Rosenblat00h 10'17" Nice - Judy Blazer & Evan Pappas00h 13'22" 1990 ONCE ON THIS ISLAND00h 13'22" Forever yours - LaChanze, Jerry Dixon & Eric Riley00h 17'52" The human heart - Andrea Frierson-Toney & Storytellers00h 21'40" Wating for life - LaChanze00h 25'05" We dance - Storytellers00h 30'28" 1993 MY FAVORITE YEAR00h 30'28" If the world were like the movies - Tim Curry00h 34'16" Larger than life - Evan Pappas00h 38'59" Exits - Tim Curry00h 43'30" My favorite year - Evan Pappas00h 46'52" Manhattan - Tim Curry00h 51'27" Twenty million people - Evan Pappas00h 57'33" 1998 RAGTIME00h 57'33" Make them hear you - Quentin Darrington00h 59'40" New music - Ron Bohmer, Christiane Noll, Bobby Steggert & Quentin Darrington01h 03'45" Our children - Christiane Noll & Robert Petkoff01h 06'08" Ragtime - Stephen Flaherty & Chorus01h 09'02" Wheels of a dream - Quentin Darrington & Stephanie Umoh01h 12'37" 2000 SEUSSICAL01h 12'37" A day for the cat in the hat - David Shiner & Anthony Blair Hill01h 15'26" Alone in the Universe - Anthony Blair Hill & Kevin Chamberlain01h 20'08" How lucky you are - David Shiner, Michelle Pawk & Kevin Chamberlain01h 22'39" Oh, the thinks you can think - David Shiner01h 26'28" 2002 A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE01h 26'28" The streets of Dublin - Stephen Pasquale01h 29'48" 2005 DESSA ROSE01h 29'48" Fly away - Rebecca Eichenbeger01h 32'49" In the bend of my arm - Rachel York, Norm Lewis, LaChanze & Eric Jordan01h 37'49" Their eyes are clear, blue like - LaChanze01h 40'14" We are descended - Company01h 44'53" 2007 THE GLORIOUS ONES01h 44'53" I was here - Marc Kudish01h 48'13" Making love - Marc Kudish01h 50'38" My body wasn't why - Natalie Venetia Belcon01h 53'43" The glorious ones - Marc Kudish01h 56'55" 2012 ROCKY01h 56'55" Ain't down yet - Company01h 58'59" Happiness - Andy Karl & Margo Sieber02h 01'43" Keep on standing - Andy Karl02h 04'58" My nose ain't broken - Andy Karl02h 08'37" One of us - Company02h 10'35" Raining - Margo Sieber02h 14'38" 2016 ANASTASIA02h 14'38" A rumor in St Petersburg - Derek Klena & John Bolton02h 20'15" Everything to win - Derek Klena02h 22'53" Journey to the past - Christy Altomare02h 26'08" Once upon a December - Christy Altomare02h 28'59" Paris holds the key to your heart - John Bolton, Derek Klena & Christy Altomare02h 32'01" Still - Ramin Karimloo

2hr 34mins

15 Jul 2021

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Dynamic Duos #2 - Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Musical Minutes with John and John

For the second entry in the Dynamic Duos topic, John N. sifts through the catalog of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flattery. Prolific collaborators of the stage and screen, Ahrens and Flaherty have given us such shows as Ragtime, Seussical, Lucky Stiff, Rocky the Musical, and Once on This Island - among many others. John gives a brief overview of their history and talks about the concept of humanism in the collaborative process.  Find the episode on your favorite podcast app or by going to https://anchor.fm/musicalminutes Intro and outro music ("BeBop 25") provided under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Jason Shaw on Audionautix.com Have a question for John or John? Want to leave feedback or tell us how wrong we are? Email us at musicalminutespodcast@gmail.com For more info on our hosts - please visit https://norine62.wixsite.com/musicalminutes


21 Apr 2021

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Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Sunday Show Tunes

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty are considered the foremost theatrical writing team of their generation. They’ve won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle and have been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards. Their shows include: Once on This Island, Ragtime, Seussical, Rocky the Musical and Anastasia.


7 Mar 2021

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Episode 20 - Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty


We talk with Tony Award winners and Oscar and Grammy nominees Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, best known for their Broadway hits, Ragtime and Once On This Island, about their new song “How Can I Tell You?” that was written for the powerful new documentary, NASRIN, and performed by Angelique Kidjo. They also dig deep into their storied career collaborating on projects for the stage and screen and all the magic moments they've shared along the way. Then Allison Russell, founding member of the acclaimed groups Our Native Daughters and Birds of Chicago, shares the origin of her upcoming debut solo album, which tells the harrowing story of her abusive childhood in a deeply moving, unforgettable song cycle that is ultimately life-affirming. Charlie Sextro, senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, also joins us to talk about music-focused films premiering at this year’s fest. Watch the music video for Angelique Kidjo’s performance of “How Can I Tell You?” Watch Allison Russell and other performances at the 2021 Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe. Listen, Watch & Subscribe  Apple Podcasts | YouTube | Spotify | Stitcher 

1hr 25mins

29 Jan 2021

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EPISODE 8 - Stephen Flaherty (Once On This Island, Ragtime, Seussical)

Broadway Teachers Podcast

Go behind the scenes on Broadway with Tony Award winning composer Stephen Flaherty, the man behind some of the most iconic Broadway musicals, including RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and SEUSSICAL.

13 Dec 2018

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Broadway's Backbone Ep. 65 Guest: Stephen Flaherty Host:Brad Bradley

Broadway's Backbone

Guest: Stephen FlahertyBroadway’s Backbone is a podcast dedicated to the men and woman of the ensemble: The chorus of dancers, singers, and actors that are the foundation of every Broadway musical. These often-unsung gypsies are the hardest working people on the boards and are Broadways backbone. #Broadwaysbackbone #Brad2ley #Broadwayworld #Broadwaypodcasts


28 Dec 2017

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Ep6 - Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty

Stagecraft with Gordon Cox

The songwriters behind "Ragtime" and "Anastasia" talk about the new revival of their 1990 musical "Once On This Island," its found-object orchestra, diversity and authenticity on Broadway, and their "not particularly good" first song together. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


7 Nov 2017

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68 - Stephen Flaherty

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Stephen Flaherty is a composer of musical theatre and film. He works most often in collaboration with the lyricist/book writer Lynn Ahrens. They are best known for writing the Broadway musicals Ragtime, which was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and won the Tony for Best Original Score; Once On This Island, which won the Tony Award for Best Revival Of A Musical, the Olivier Award for London's Best Musical, and was nominated for a Grammy Award and eight Tony Awards; and Seussical, which was nominated for a Grammy and is now one of the most performed shows in America. Flaherty was also nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards (with Lynn Ahrens) for his songs and song score for the animated film musical Anastasia.We had Lynn Ahrens on the podcast a few weeks ago, which makes today the first time we’ve ever had a musical theater songwriting team on the show at separate times.  So now hear Stephen’s perspective on how they do what they do and . . . How Stephen Sondheim helped him find a Lyricist (and why if he hadn’t listened his career might be very different today). Why he’s never experienced Writer’s block, and how you can get through it if you have it. The animated movie he wrote that may never see the light of day, and how it inspired another one. Why not having his first two shows produced was a good thing. The speed writing 11 day audition process he and Lynn went through to be chosen to write Ragtime. Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


18 Apr 2016