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Musical by Nancy Ford '57 & Gretchen Cryer '57, Which Premiered at DePauw, Being Staged at Denison U

November 9, 2011

102886November 9, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — An article in Ohio's Newark Advocate previews the Denison University Theatre production of Einstein & the Roosevelts, which opens tonight. "Book and lyrics are by Gretchen Cryer, the Jonathan R. Reynolds Playwright-in-Residence at Denison; music is by Nancy Ford ... Einstein & The Roosevelts premiered in 2008 at DePauw University, where 1957 graduates Cryer and Ford began their lifelong collaboration." (photo, l-r: Gretchen Cryer and Nancy Ford)

The musical is being staged at Ace Morgan Theatre tonight-through-Saturday and next Monday-through-Thursday. Learn more at the newspaper's website.

Nancy Ford and Gretchen Cryer have been collaborating since their first production, For Reasons of Royalty, created when they were students at DePauw 15938University. Twenty years and several productions later they were winning Obie, Drama Desk and Outer Circle Awards in 1978 for their hit I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road, which ran for three years Off-Broadway. The team has written musicals for The American Girl Company in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, and the longtime friends created a musical of Anne of Green Gables for TheatreWorks USA, which had a successful New York run in 2007.

Learn more about Einstein & the Roosevelts here, or access this recent story on Ford and Cryer.

James B. Stewart '73 mentioned the musical in a September 24, 2008, Wall Street Journal column.