Tom Kitt

The Reviews for IF/THEN are In…

March 31, 2014 // 0 Comments

The reviews for If/Then are officially out — if you like Idina Menzel, then you’ll probably like this.  On the whole, though, the critics are fussy about this new musical.  Some say the plot is too simple, maybe even unoriginal, while the message is muddy and unclear.  It seems the critics just expect more from writers Tom Kitt and Brian [...]

The reviews for American Idiot are in…

April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

The reviews for the Green Day album-turned-musical, American Idiot, have come out and  critics were quite pleased with the production, with a few reservations. Some called it the best musical of the season (and even of the 21st century), while others were a bit more discerning – pointing to a thin plot covered up by spectacle, lights and sound. They [...]

Next to Normal wins the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

Next to Normal has officially won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, lauded by the jury for “expand[ing] the scope of subject matter for musicals.” The musical joins the ranks of Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Fiorello, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George and Rent as one of the few [...]

Cast for the Broadway Mounting of Green Day’s American Idiot Will Include John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper

January 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

Producers just announced that John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening), Stark Sands and Michael Esper will star in Broadway’s American Idiot, the new Green Day musical opening April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) co-wrote the book with Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. Music and lyrics are all by Green Day, [...]

Tom Kitt Wins Dramatists Guide Award for his Next to Normal Score

July 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Dramatists Guild of America announced Tom Kitt as the recipient of this year’s Frederick Loewe Award for Dramatic Composition for his score for Next to Normal. Have you bought the CD or seen the show yet? You really should – it’s amazing. The other Dramatists Guild Award recipients for this year are David Ives, Polly Pen and [...]
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