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From (some of) the folks who brought you Ragtime

If we were ever tempted to think of Ragtime as dated, or of Doctorow as an unlikely source for theater, we should take a look at Steppenwolf Theater’s current season. This acclaimed regional theater has commissioned an adaptation of Doctorow’s 2005 novel, The March, from Frank Galati, a Steppenwolf ensemble member, faculty at Northwestern University, […]


In Search of a Story

From our classroom discussions, we have come to realize that one of the most important ways to make this show a success is to first each personally understand the story that we are attempting to translate to the audience.  Transforming a book into a musical undoubtedly involves losing some details from the original.  For example, […]