Celebrating the Downtown Musicals of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman | MoMA LIVE

Award-winning Broadway, film, and television songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, of Hairspray fame, recollect the birth of their legendary careers on the Lower East Side club scene with an evening of video, conversation, and vocal performance. Remembering shows like Trojan Woman set on the Las Vegas strip, the Barbie and Ken inspired Livin’ Dolls, and the raucous generation of downtown performers with whom they collaborated, this evening revisits the time when they found themselves “too rock and roll for theater, and too theater for rock and roll.” Learn more: http://mo.ma/2BjRJRP

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