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Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

02/08/2016 News Release Image

Playbill: "In the Era of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Why College Performers Are Becoming Songwriters, Too"

Being a triple-threat is no longer enough. If you're not booking work, why not create your own? Singer-dancer-actors at Pace University are being pushed to their limits, and what started as a dream to become a Broadway star has evolved into the hope of following in Lin-Manuel Miranda's footsteps.

Eight 20-somethings entered Pace University's musical theatre program with Broadway dreams and showbiz ambitions. But, over the years, their goals evolved into something more, and with the help of composer-lyricist Ryan Scott Oliver (an adjunct professor at the institution), they built a skillset they never thought possible. They're writing full-length musicals and getting their work put up across the city — with Broadway performers and creatives helping in their development.

- See more at: http://www.playbill.com/news/article/in-the-era-of-lin-manuel-miranda-wh...