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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.” His mom ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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