Stephen Merritt was awarded an OBIE today for his music and lyrics for Coraline, the musical (with a book by David Greenspan) based on Neil Gaiman’s novel about a little girl whose discover of a seemingly perfect alternative home brings her adventures of which she never dreamed. The musical was commissioned by St. Ann’s Warehouse and was presented by MCC Theater from 8th May – 5th July last year. Here’s some promotional material for the show, which features some of Merritt’s thoughts about the show, along with those of its star, Jane Houdyshell, and director, Leigh Silverman:
The OBIE Awards are presented annually to the most deserving Off-Broadway productions in a number of categories. more information about this year’s awards can be viewed at the Village Voice website.
Purchases from Amazon.com
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: 1. Coraline Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording CD. 2. Coraline: the novel by Neil Gaiman. 3. Coraline: the graphic novel. 4. Coraline DVD. 5. Coraline Blu-Ray.