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"It's the craziest thing that the album came out on the same day as the Tony [nominations]," Pasek told Playbill.com at the Tony Awards press junket May 1, the day after the Dogfight album dropped on iTunes. "It feels like Christmas, if you will."
Paul added, "I feel like people are going to think we're pulling some sort of strings this year because they're [thinking], 'You have Dogfight and Christmas Story [make their New York debuts], and now the Tony nominations and the album come out at the same time!' This is all just happening by coincidence, but it's amazing."
Amazing might describe Pasek and Paul's May 15 evening at Joe's Pub, which celebrated the release of Dogfight and the recent success of Broadway's A Christmas Story. When the newly nominated songwriting duo took the stage at 9:30 PM in downtown Manhattan, the crowd erupted in cheers.
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Cast members from the Second Stage Theatre summer 2012 production, including Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena, who played the unlikely love interests Rose Fenny and Eddie Birdlace — and who will reunite May 28 as Wicked's newest Elphaba and Fiyero, respectively, on Broadway — joined Pasek and Paul to sing through the entirety of Dogfight, providing commentary and brief plot synopses in between songs.
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