Musical theatre is Paul Libman’s destination on a journey that began with playing jazz piano, composing for television and radio commercials and producing records. After winning the Richard Rodgers Award twice for two different musicals with collaborator Dave Hudson, Paul relocated to New York, where he currently is a member of the Lehman Engel BMI Advanced Musical Theatre Workshop. He is also the creator, arranger and producer of the hit comedy CD, Oy To The World! A Klezmer Christmas.
Now, having had seven successfully produced musicals, he continues to write with Dave Hudson and others. Earlier this year, Paul and Dave celebrated a “double premiere” — the premiere of No Bones About It as part of the premiere season of Northern Sky Theater in Door County Wisconsin.
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Dave Hudson (Dramatists Guild, ASCAP) has been writing plays since he was in high school and for the past decade he has focused exclusively on musicals. 2015 saw the premier of his 23rd and 24th musicals. His work ranges from the poetic Dust and Dreams, an adaptation of Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winning Cornhuskers to No Bones About It a comedic musical adaptation of Romeo and Juliet set among the world of competitive barbecue. He also writes for youth theater and just completed his seventh youth musical, Tut, Tut! which is published by Beat by Beat Press.
With Paul Libman, he is a two time winner of the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award for New Musicals and his work has been produced throughout the Midwest.