Jeremy Desmon, whose credits includes "The Girl in the Frame," is adapoting the book for the revival of"Good News" at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
The DeSylva, Brown & Henderson classic set to open Goodspeed Musicals’ 50th Anniversary Season in April.
Desmon is also a playwright ("7 1/2 Wondroud Act(s) of True Love)," a web comedy producer ("Man of the People") and lyricist ("Surviving the Avalanche," the contemporary musical revue, recently produced at Barrington Stage Company).
Desmon has written family theatrical touring arena (Universal’s "Curious George Live!", Disney Live’s "Mickey's Music Festival!", Sesame Workshop’s "Elmo Rocks!" and multiple editions of Ringling Bros. and Barbum & Bailey Circus.
Most recently, he completed brand-new adaptations of Disney’s "Tangled" and Pixar’s "Brave" for Disney On Ice’s current worldwide tour.
He is a graduate of Stanford University and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is also former Jonathan Larson Fellow with the Dramatists Guild of America for his work as a lyricist.
"The Girl in the Frame," which was developed at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, earned him the prestigious Edward Kleban Prize as America’s most promising musical theater bookwriter.
"Pump Up the Valume," his adaptation of the 1990 film, was developed at Goodspeed Musicals and The Human Race Theatre.
He is also known for the wildly imaginative musical comedy "I See London, I See France (The Underwaer Musical)" and the fiercely topical "Virtually Me," recently on tour with TheatreworksUSA.
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