Michael Zam (with his MacBook), Andy Monroe (seated), and Jack Lechner (bearded), the team that transformed Dan Savage's memoir of gay adoption, The Kid, into a successful musical, have just won a 2011 Jonathan Larson Grant from the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tonys. The trio writes, "We want to make musical theatre history. We want to tackle subject matter that no one else has touched; to break ground in formal, structural, and musical ways; and leave our audiences challenged and entertained. We can't understand why anyone would work in musical theater with any other goals than these."
The two other winning teams are Michelle Elliott and Danny Larsen for Cloaked, and Joshua Cohen and Marisa Michelson for Tamar and the River.
(Photo by Fred Conrad for the NYT.)