Take 15 minutes.
Watch this video.
Composer Bobby Lopez and lyricist Kristen Anderson-Lopez talk with BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop’s Pat Cook about the way they work, about the BMI Workshop — the premier incubator for Broadway — how not being Alan Menken’s assistant was a great career move for Bobby, how “Let It Go” convinced Disney to rewrite “Frozen,” and how theater songs need to go somewhere. Oh, and how they keep from braining each other when they disagree.
Bobby co-wrote “Avenue Q” and “Book of Mormon” and, oh yeah, they both won the Oscar for “Let It Go.”
They’re so natural and comfortable and real. And open with their journey.
If you read this blog, you love theater. And I think you’ll love the next 15 minutes.
If you liked that, check out 3:48 of the Lopezes on what it’s like being in the workshop and how it teaches you to collaborate.
So generous with their time and talent.