Andrew Lippa joined us live on The Broadway Q&A Series, presented by Playbill and The Growing Studio, July 13. The Tony-nominated composer answered your questions about writing Big Fish, The Addams Family, The Wild Party, and more during the hour-long chat, which you can watch in full above.
Lippa also gave a special live performance of an original song written about how he discovered the musicals of Stephen Sondheim as a teenager, a song Lippa sang at a birthday party for the Sweeney Todd composer-lyricistst. That performance begins at the 54:55 timestamp.
The Broadway Q&A Series presents live interviews with Broadway professionals on Mondays and Wednesdays. All streams are hosted on Playbill.com and on Playbill's YouTube channel and Facebook page from 1–2 PM ET. Following the stream, interviews are available at Playbill.com/BroadwayQandA.
Also coming up on The Broadway Q&A Series are Alex Lacamoire (July 15), Kathleen Marshall (July 22), Scott Ellis (July 27), and Conor McPherson (July 29).
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