After their smash sellout success at the 2006 Holiday E:Café, 59E59 Theaters welcomes the return engagement of Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford with Getting Their Act Together Again.
The show is a heady and hilarious trip through Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford's professional and personal lives. With a relationship that spans four decades, musical theater team Cryer and Ford have been together longer than most marriages.
From their undergrad years at DuPauw University, through children and marriages, and professional successes on and Off Broadway, Cryer and Ford mine the hits (and a few of the side-splitting misses!) that have made them musical theater's most successful and enduring female writing team.
Gretchen Cryer (Bookwriter/lyricist) and Nancy Ford (Composer) in their work together are probably best known for I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road, which premiered at the Public Theatre in 1978 and moved to The Circle in the Square/Downtown for a three-year run. It was produced around the world and was recorded in 5 languages. Their first show in New York, Now Is the Time for All Good Men, was followed by the critically acclaimed, award-winning off- Broadway show The Last Sweet Days of Isaac and the Broadway show Shelter. The Manhattan Theatre Club produced their revue, Hang On to the Good Times and the Williamstown Theatre Festival premiered their musical Eleanor (recently revised as Einstein and the Roosevelts).
Their two family musicals for American Girl are playing in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Their musical adaptation of Anne of Green Gables for TheatreWorks/USA, is currently playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
Between the two of them they have garnered a Grammy nomination, an Obie, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics' Circle Award, an Ed Kleban Award, two Joseph Jefferson Awards, two Emmys, two Writers Guild Awards, and four honorary doctorates. They are both council members of The Dramatists Guild of America, and Ms. Cryer is President of the Dramatists Guild Fund.
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