"Working on a SongÂ is one of the best books about lyric writing for the theater I've read." (Lin-Manuel Miranda) AnaÃ¯sÂ Mitchell named to TIME's List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World of 2020 AnÂ illuminating book of lyrics and stories fromÂ Hadestown â the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical â from its author, songwriter AnaÃ¯s Mitchell, with a foreword by Steve Earle Â Â On Broadway, this fresh take on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has become a modern classic. Heralded as âThe best new musical of the season,â by TheÂ Wall Street Journal, and âSumptuous. Gorgeous. As good as it gets,â byÂ The New York Times, the show was a breakout hit, with its poignant social commentary, and spellbinding music and lyrics. Â Â In this book, AnaÃ¯s Mitchell takes listeners inside her more than decadeâs-long process of building the musical from the ground up â detailing her inspiration, breaking down the lyrics, and opening up the process of creation that gave birth toÂ Hadestown. Fans and newcomers alike will love this deeply thoughtful, revealing look at how the songs from âthe undergroundâ evolved, and became the songs we sing again and again.
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