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October 26, 2016
Q&A: Patrick and Daniel Lazour on NAMT and Their New Musical “We Live in Cairo”
Daniel and Patrick Lazour
Daniel and Patrick Lazour

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre will hold its 28th annual Festival of New Musicals on October 27 and 28 at New World Stages. We Live in Cairo, by Daniel and Patrick Lazour, is one of eight new musicals this year.

What was the first musical that made you want to make musicals?

Chicago.

Pitch the show in 3 sentences:

Patrick Lazour: Six friends come together four years after leading the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Some want to remember; some want to forget.

Daniel Lazour: A story of today's Middle East told through song.

Describe the sound of your musical, it's like  _________ meets ________

Daniel: Umm Kulthum meets Simon and Garfunkel

Patrick: What he said.

Who is your favorite classic musical theater composer/writer? And your favorite composer/writer working today?

Daniel: Richard Rodgers

Patrick: Anne Carson

What's one thing you would change about the current state of musical theater?

Accessibility.

Why is it important to bring your show to NAMT?

The show's about community and NAMT's about community.

What's next for the show?
Hopefully more people seeing it!

 

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