The Greatest Showman : Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack
About the book
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). A musical drama biopic chronicling P.T. Barnum (played by Hugh Jackman) and his founding of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, this December 2017 film features a stunning soundtrack by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen fame. Our songbook features piano/vocal/guitar arrangements of 9 songs including the Golden Globe-winning "This Is Me" and: Come Alive * From Now On * The Greatest Show * A Million Dreams * Never Enough * The Other Side * Rewrite the Stars * Tightrope. Also includes full-color scenes from the movie.
Benj Pasek Biography
Benj Pasek (born June 6, 1985) is an American theater and television composer and lyricist best known for his works The Greatest Showman, La La Land and Dear Evan Hansen, all of which he co-wrote with his songwriting partner, Justin Paul.
Early life and educationBorn in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pasek's mother was a teacher who wrote children's songs, which got Pasek interested in music. As a child, he sang with the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. He went on to earn a B.F.A. in musical theater from the University of Michigan. It was there that he met Justin Paul. When Pasek and Paul were unsatisfied with the roles they were getting in the shows at the university, the two decided to begin writing their own shows. One of the first projects they worked on together, Edges was developed at the school.
CareerPasek and Paul won the Jonathan Larson Grant in 2007. The two co-wrote and co-composed the musical Dogfight, which opened Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in July 2012. The pair went on to write music and lyrics for James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Greatest Showman. Pasek also collaborated with Paul on lyrics for the film La La Land (Music by Justin Hurwitz). They have also written songs for the television shows Smash and The Flash.
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|Authors:||Benj Pasek Justin Paul|
|Publisher:||Hal Leonard Corporation|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Jan. 1, 2018|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Milwaukee, United States|