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Version: CONCEPT
Composer: Martin, Dan
Lyricist: Biello, Michael

Price: $18.95

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Product Description
Seven Musical Stories by Dan Martin & Michael Biello; a concept musical celebrating gay and lesbian life with joy and candor!

Martin & Biello's work has enjoyed success in Chicago, where Bailiwick's production of Breathe ran for 10 weeks and won the 1999 After Dark Award for Outstanding New Work. In 2000, Q " the Songs of Martin & Biello enjoyed a 9 week Chicago run.

Recent productions include Breathe at SNAP! Productions in Omaha (March 2003 " 8 TAG Award Nominations), and Q at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival (September 2002 " Winner of Philadelphia Weekly's annual theater award for Best Original Music).

Their musical theater work has also been presented in New York at American Opera Projects, New Dramatists, Musical Theater Works, HERE, the TWEED Festival, BAX, and PS 122, among others, in Miami at City Theatre, in Washington DC at DCAC, in Provincetown MA at the UU Church, and in San Francisco at the People's Theater Coalition.

1. Prologue (Ritual 1)
2. I'll Take the Day Off
3. In a Circle
4. It's For Me
5. (Ritual 2)
6. Boxed/Enough Already
7. Lullaby
8. (Ritual 3)
9. Song For Joy
10. (Ritual 4)
11. Prayers
12. These Simple Words
13. In My Body
14. Breathe (Ritual 5)
15. Genealogy
16. Who
17. Jane's Genes
18. (Ritual 6)
19. In His Eyes
20. I Forgive You
21. Prom Dress
22. Next
23. Cross Over
24. (Ritual 7)
25. Prelude/In the Park
27. Ritual Ballet (bonus track)

"A very likeable and moving show... recalls the work of Finn and Sondheim." - Chicago Tribune

"Goes beyond sexual orientation to reach into our humanity." - Omaha Weekly Reader

"Breathe is a bold and deeply emotional piece that's something like a combination of Stephen Sondheim and Jason Robert Brown. Split into seven distict sections, the show focuses on the power, courage, wisdom, beauty and magic of gay life." - Philadelphia Weekly

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