- John Dempsey (lyricist)
John Dempsey is a theatrical
lyricistand playwrightwho has worked in Britain and the United States. Much of his work in musical theaterhas been written with composer Dana P. Rowe. With Rowe, he wrote the book and lyrics for " Zombie Prom" ( 1995), "The Fix" (directed by Sam Mendes, 1997), and the stage adaptation of John Updike's "The Witches of Eastwick" ( 2000). Dempsey was nominated for the Olivier Awardfor "The Fix" and "The Witches of Eastwick", both of which were produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh. He was the co-lyricist for " The Pirate Queen", collaborating with composer Claude-Michel Schönbergand lyricist Alain Boublil.
Dempsey's latest project is a musical adaptation of the movie "
Saved!": he is co-writing the book and lyrics with Rinne Groff, and Michael Friedman will provide the music.
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