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Adam Gwon
Adam Gwon

ADAM GWON is a rising musical theater writer named one of "50 to Watch" by The Dramatist magazine. He won the 2008 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theater songwriting, the 2011 Kleban Award in the Lyricist category and has been hailed "an extremely talented composer and lyricist" who "is seriously going places." (The New York Sun, StageSpace.com)

Adam's musical Ordinary Days will be produced in the 2009-10 season at Roundabout Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Adirondack Theatre Festival, and Human Race Theatre Company. Ordinary Days was previously produced at Pennsylvania Centre Stage, the Finborough Theatre in London, and at universities across the country, and was selected for the 2008 NAMT Festival of New Musicals.

His other shows include The Boy Detective Fails (book: Joe Meno), Bernice Bobs Her Hair (book/lyrics: Julia Jordan), and Ethan Frome (book: Michael Ruby). His work has been seen and developed at Roundabout Theatre Company, Primary Stages, the York Theatre, SIgnature Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Ars Nova, New Dramatists, NAMT, NYMF, the Johnny Mercer Foundation/American Music Theatre Project, Symphony Space, the Disney/ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the Flea Theater, and many others.

Adam's other honors include the ASCAP Harold Adamson award, the MAC John Wallowitch award and a MAC Award nomination for best song, as well as commissions from Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA (as part of its American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation), South Coast Repertory, Broadway Across America, and the EST/Sloan Project.

Adam has been a MacDowell Colony fellow, a musical theater fellow at the Dramatists Guild, and an artist-in-residence at Weston Playhouse. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, and a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.

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    Adam Gwon wins the Kleban Prize

    Adam Gwon composer of ORDINARY DAYS has won the Kleban Prize for Excellence  in Musical Theatre Writing for his work as a lyricist. 

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    ORDINARY DAYS Available for Professional Licensing

    R&H Theatricals will begin accepting applications for professional productions; CD release will coincide.

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    Ahrens & Flaherty on Adam Gwon

    Tony Award-winning team Ahrens and Flaherty discuss up-and-coming composer/lyricist Adam Gwon and his new musical ORDINARY DAYS.

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    The birthday of Adam Gwon, writer and composer of the new musical ORDINARY DAYS
    In 2009, ORDINARY DAYS premiered at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre in New York, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's Underground season.