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Home Calls

The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham,

a virtual musical revue, featuring the musical theatre class of 2021

CANCELED – patrons were sent e-mail

The Northwestern Musical Theatre Certificate Program of 2021 will present a new video album of Home Calls: The Songs of Salzman and Cunningham. Featuring songs from the catalogue of the award-winning songwriting team, Salzman and Cunningham, this song cycle (predominantly solos and duets) will be filmed on locations all over Chicago during Winter quarter. Directed by David H. Bell and Ryan Cunningham and Music Directed by Ryan Nelson, this revue embodies the touching, funny, and heartbreaking moments that make up a life.

Joshua Salzman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (book and lyrics) are Jonathan Larson Award winners as well as Drama Desk and MAC Award-nominated writers. Their Off-Broadway musical, I Love You Because, was in the NAMT Festival of New Musicals and has been produced all over the world in five languages. Their musical, Next Thing You Know, has been produced at CAP 21 in New York, across America and in Europe. Their musical The Legend of New York was an O’Neill finalist, and their newest show Michael Collins was selected to be part of the ASCAP Workshop with Stephen Schwartz. Ryan and Joshua are graduates of the NYU graduate musical theatre writing program and are both members of ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild.

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