Tag Archives: Writing

The National Writing Music for New Cyrano de Bergerac Adaptation

Members of the National are writing music and lyrics for a new adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s 1987 play Cyrano de Bergerac. It’s set to run August 3 to September 2 through Connecticut’s Goodspeed Musicals. Adapted by Erica Schmidt, Cyrano will feature music by the National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner with lyrics by Matt Berninger and his wife, Carin Besser. Schmidt ...

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Advice From The Guy Who Spent His 20s Writing Speeches For President Obama

At 24, David Litt found himself serving under a incredible boss: none other than former President Barack Obama. After writing for Valerie Jarrett, the President’s Senior Advisor at the time, Litt worked his way up to writing for Obama himself — both embarrassing and distinguishing himself on the climb. In September, Litt published a memoir about this experience: Thanks Obama: ...

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