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Lyricist, composer, musical supervisor, and all-around true New York City original Adam Guettel is as comfortable with opera as he is with pop. As the son of esteemed composer and performer Mary Rodgers, as well as the grandson of Broadway and Hollywood legend Richard Rodgers (Rodgers & Hammerstein), Guettel has proven himself to be worthy of his lineage. He has completed critically acclaimed works for landmark Big Apple institutions like the New York Theatre Workshop and the New York Shakespeare Festival and received numerous awards including the Stephen Sondheim Award and the ASCAP New Horizons award. His collaboration with John Guare on Love's Fire for the Acting Company and Saturn Returns: A Concert at the Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival was recorded and released on Nonesuch Records in 1999. The label also released his 1997 conceptual folk/classical piece Floyd Collins. Next came Light in the Piazza, a song cycle that brings to mind the works of David Ackles and Tim Buckley. ~ James Christopher Monger