The writing team of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan may be best known for their Tony Award winning musical, Memphis. The show garnered much critical acclaim winning Tony Awards for “Best Musical”, “Best Book of a Musical”, “Best Original Score”, and “Best Orchestrations”. Memphis has also won Drama Desk Awards for “Outstanding Musical”, “Outstanding Music”, and “Outstanding Orchestrations” as well as Outer Critics Circle Awards for “Outstanding New Broadway Musical” and “Outstanding New Score” making it the most nominated show on Broadway.
New Jersey born playwright, Joe DiPietro, has written numerous on and Off-Broadway plays and musicals. Among his work is the musical I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change which was the second longest-running musical in Off-Broadway history. While David Bryan has recently turned his focus to the musical theatre world, he began his foray in music as the keyboard player of the American rock band Bon Jovi.
Another recent joint work aside from Memphis includes the rock musical The Toxic Avenger, which opened in 2008.