Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Peter Duchan's Dogfight Available for Licensing Through MTI
18 Apr 2014
The 2013 Lucille Lortel Award-winning musical Dogfight — featuring a pop-rock score by theatrical songwriters and Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan — is now available for licensing through Music Theatre International.
Joe Mantello directed the 2012 Second Stage Theatre production of the musical, based on the film of the same name, about a homely San Francisco waitress who catches the attention of a callow soldier heading off to fight in Vietnam.
Here's how the show was billed: "It's Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion."
The Warner Bros. film source had a screenplay by Bob Comfort.
Pasek and Paul, who share music and lyric credit jointly, made their Broadway debut as a team, writing the songs for A Christmas Story, The Musical, and earning a 2013 Tony nomination for their work.Their original songs were featured on Season 2 of the NBC series "Smash," and their song cycle Edges has been seen around the world.
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