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Dear friends,

I am deeply saddened at the passing of Michael Friedman.

Michael was the composer and lyricist of
The Fortress of Solitude, which Dallas Theater Center premiered in 2014, and which went on to New York in our co-production with the Public Theater. A beautiful cast recording keeps the score alive.

Michael was 41 years old. He died of complications from HIV/AIDS. 

As all of us who had the privilege of working with Michael remember – he was an impossibly brilliant person. Both of those adjectives are equally true. He talked and thought faster than almost anyone I’ve ever met. He was opinionated about everything. He could stop a rehearsal, a tech, a note session with an avalanche of opinions and passion like no other composer I’ve ever met. In every conversation I ever had with him I felt like I was running to catch up. He was also touched with a genius that not only included an encyclopedic understanding of nearly all forms of music but also with a deep insight into people and a ferocious desire to transmit that insight into art.

I always imagined that DTC would be the home to his next great musical, though now we will never know what songs and ideas he would have created.

His passing breaks my heart, but I’m so very proud that his most accomplished score was premiered on our stage.

Kevin

Kevin Moriarty
Enloe/Rose Artistic Director

 

 

The New York Times: Michael Friedman, Co-Creator of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ Dies at 41

Playbill.com: Michael Friedman, Composer of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Dies at 41

Variety: Michael Friedman, ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ Composer and Lyricist, Dies at 41

AmericanTheatre.org: Michael Friedman Has Left the Room

Vulture.com: Michael Friedman, Remembered by His Friends and Collaborators

Playbill.com: Michael Friedman's Loved Ones, Collaborators, Fans, Celebrate the Composer Through ‘Radical Inclusion’

 

 

 

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