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Dogfight - Off-Broadway

A new musical from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, based on the 1991 film of the same name.

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Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Book Additional Dogfight Concert at Joe’s Pub

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Book Additional Dogfight Concert at Joe’s Pub

Tony-nominated composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have scheduled an additional Dogfight concert at downtown concert venue Joe’s Pub on May 15. Along with Pasek and Paul, members from the original off-Broadway production of Dogfight are expected to perform at 9:30 and 11:30 PM, along with surprise guests to celebrate the release of the show's new cast ...

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Dogfight’s Annaleigh Ashford on Her Obsessions With Peyton Manning, Anne of Green Gables and Bravo TV

Dogfight’s Annaleigh Ashford on Her Obsessions With Peyton Manning, Anne of Green Gables and Bravo TV

Broadway stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Dogfight's hilarious and heartbreaking Annaleigh Ashford, who is bringing the off-Broadway house down as the dentally-challenged winner of that musical's title competition, shared her overwhelming love TV shows ...

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Behind the Music: Dogfight Composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Behind the Music: Dogfight Composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul share the inspiration behind their new musical, the unusual love story Dogfight, and raise their own voices on the show’s rousing opening number, the heartbreaking “Pretty Funny” and more.

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Semper Fi! Squigs Enlists in the New Off-Broadway Musical Dogfight

Semper Fi! Squigs Enlists in the New Off-Broadway Musical Dogfight

The bittersweet musical Dogfight centers on the unlikely romance between a young Marine and a shy, plump waitress he meets the night before shipping out to Vietnam in the fall of 1963. Broadway.com resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson headed to the off-Broadway premiere production of the show, starring Derek Klena and Lindsay Mendez. Setting his portrait in the San ...

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Derek Klena on How Sports, Show Tunes, Marc Shaiman & American Idol Led Him to Dogfight

Derek Klena on How Sports, Show Tunes, Marc Shaiman & American Idol Led Him to Dogfight

Age & Hometown: 20, West Covina, CA

Current role: Finding an unlikely path to love as conflicted young Marine Eddie Birdlace in the off-Broadway musical Dogfight.

Golden (State) Boy: From an early age, Klena pursued dual interests in sports and music. “I’d be running from a game to a performance all the time,” he says. “It was crazy.” ...

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It's Love and War as the New Musical Dogfight Opens Off-Broadway

It's Love and War as the New Musical Dogfight Opens Off-Broadway
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Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theater had a lot to celebrate on July 17, when the brand new musical Dogfight celebrated its opening night! Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena head the cast of this early '60s love story, she as an idealistic and awkward young woman caught in a cruel game posed by a group of Marines the night before they ship ...

The Stars of New Musical Dogfight on Playing Marines, a Toothless Hooker & More

The Stars of New Musical Dogfight on Playing Marines, a Toothless Hooker & More

In Dogfight, a group of young Marines finds a cruel way to live it up the night before shipping off to Vietnam. Stars Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Annaleigh Ashford and more chat about bringing this unconventional love story to life.

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New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez, Opens at Second Stage

New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez, Opens at Second Stage

 The new musical Dogfight opens July 16 at off-Broadway's Second Stage. Directed by Joe Mantello, the musical adaptation of the 1991 film of the same name stars Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. The show features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and choreography by Christopher Gatelli.

Set on November 21, 1963, Dogfight follows ...

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Librettist Peter Duchan on the Many ‘Pinch Me’ Moments in Creating the New Musical Dogfight

Librettist Peter Duchan on the Many ‘Pinch Me’ Moments in Creating the New Musical Dogfight

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As part of a creative team that includes Tony-winning director Joe Mantello and Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli, Peter Duchan is getting a crash course in musical theater as the book writer of Dogfight, a stage adaptation of Nancy Savoca's fondly remembered 1991 film. Duchan is known to indie cinema fans for his work on Breaking Upwards, a ...

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All’s Fair in Love and War! Take a First Look at Vietnam-Era Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez

All’s Fair in Love and War! Take a First Look at Vietnam-Era Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez
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An unlikely love story is unfolding at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre, where new musical Dogfight is coming to life. The brand new musical stars Derek Klena as Corporal Eddie Birdlace, a young Marine who enlists awkward and idealistic waitress Rose (Lindsay Mendez) to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits the night before they’re deployed to Vietnam. But Rose ...

Dogfight’s Lindsay Mendez on Going From Chorus Belter to Leading Lady

Dogfight’s Lindsay Mendez on Going From Chorus Belter to Leading Lady

Lindsay Mendez’s powerful voice has blown Broadway audiences away in shows like Grease and Godspell, and now she drops by Show People to talk with Paul Wontorek about life as a bona fide leading lady in the musical Dogfight.

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New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena, Begins Off-Broadway Previews

New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena, Begins Off-Broadway Previews

The new musical Dogfight, starring Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena and based on the 1991 film of the same name, begins previews on June 27 at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. Dogfight is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and choreography by Tony winner Christopher ...

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Nick Blaemire Joins Second Stage Musical Dogfight

Nick Blaemire Joins Second Stage Musical Dogfight

Nick Blaemire has joined the cast of Second Stage's musical Dogfight. Directed by Joe Mantello, the musical adaptation of the 1991 film stars Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. Featuring music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and choreography by Christopher Gatelli, the off-Broadway musical begins previews June 27. Opening night is set for July ...

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Tickets on Sale for New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena

Tickets on Sale for New Musical Dogfight, Starring Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena

Tickets are now on sale for the new musical Dogfight at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre. Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena star in the show, based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film of the same name. Dogfight will be directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan ...

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Lindsay Mendez, Annaleigh Ashford, Derek Klena & More to Star in Second Stage’s Dogfight

Lindsay Mendez, Annaleigh Ashford, Derek Klena & More to Star in Second Stage’s Dogfight

Lindsay Mendez (Godspell) and Derek Klena (Carrie) will star in the previously announced world premiere musical Dogfight at off-Broadway's Second Stage Theatre. Based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film of the same name, Dogfight will be directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and feature music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, a book by Peter Duchan and choreography ...

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New Musical Dogfight to Premiere at Second Stage, Directed by Joe Mantello

New Musical Dogfight to Premiere at Second Stage, Directed by Joe Mantello

Dogfight, a new musical based on the 1991 Warner Bros. film of the same name, will receive its world premiere at off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theatre in the summer of 2012. Directed by Joe Mantello, the musical features music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan. Exact dates, casting, and complete creative team will be ...

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