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(Vocal Selections). The Glorious Ones is the 2007 Broadway musical by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the composers of such Broadway hits as Ragtime, A Man of No Importance, Dessa Rose, Seussical, My Favorite Year, Once Upon This Island, and Lucky Stiff. This musical is based on the Francine Prose novel about theatre people, their love for each other, and their commitment to the tradition of going on. Titles: The Glorious Ones * Making Love * The Comedy of Love * Madness to Act * Absalom * Improvisation * The World She Writes * Opposite You * My Body Wasn't Why * Rise and Fall * I Was Here * Armanda's Sack.
"A valentine to the actor's life--joyfully naughty, with buoyant music by Stephen Flahery and a bawdy book by Lynn Ahrens." -New York Times
"Jaunty, sexy and completely entertaining!" -Hollywood Reporter
THE GLORIOUS ONES premiered at the Pittsburgh Public Theater from April 27 to May 20, 2007. THE GLORIOUS ONES opened Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. A production of the Lincoln Center Theatre, it ran October 11, 2007 through January 6, 2008. Directed and choreographed by Graciella Danielle, the production was nominated for 5 Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, Best Music and Best Lyrics. The New York cast featured Marc Kudisch, Erin Davie, Natalie Venetia Belcon, and David Patrick Kelly.