Librettist Desmon and Lyricist Iconis Snag 2007 Kleban Awards

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The Kleban Foundation's 2007 award winners, recognizing librettists and lyricists, are librettist Jeremy Desmon and lyricist Joe Iconis.

New Dramatists administers the prize, which comes with $100,000 for each writer. The honor is named after the late lyricist of A Chorus Line. Desmon wrote book, music and lyrics for The Girl in the Frame, seen regionally, and his musical I See London, I See France (The Underwear Musical) is expected at the New York Musical Theater Festival this year.

Iconis wrote the music and lyrics and co-wrote the libretto to The Black Suits, expected Off-Broadway in the coming season.

The final committee of judges included Rick Elice (Jersey Boys librettist), Carol Hall (songwriter of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas) and agent Charles Kopelman.

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