PHOTO CALL: Monty Man: Composer David Yazbek Writes the Songs

News   PHOTO CALL: Monty Man: Composer David Yazbek Writes the Songs On his first time out in the theatrical realm, David Yazbek penned the songs to The Full Monty's score. His co-writer is playwright Terrence McNally, who scripted the new musical's book.

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On his first time out in the theatrical realm, David Yazbek penned the songs to The Full Monty's score. His co-writer is playwright Terrence McNally, who scripted the new musical's book.

"The Full Monty" was the surprise low-budget hit of 1997 with Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and wins with Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score. The musical, like the movie, tells of six average-looking unemployed men who decide to star in a strip show to raise money in their economical depressed town. The Full Monty begins previews at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Sept. 26 with an opening set for Oct. 26. The musical opened its world premiere June 1 at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre where it ran through July 9.

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