Projects


Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde is a new musical with lyrics by Don Black and a book by Ivan Menchell. The show tells the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, ill-fated lovers and outlaws whose tale has captured the imagination ever since it took place during the Great Depression. The world premiere took place at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, USA in November and December 2009. Read more in the Bonnie & Clyde section.

 



Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel

Frank has written a musical with Nan Knighton about the life of French sculptress Camille Claudel. The world-premiere production took place at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theater in Chester, Connecticut, USA, 14 August - 7 September 2003. Read more in the Camille Claudel section.

 



Carmen

Carmen

Frank has developed a modern adaptation of Carmen with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Norman Allen. The show premiered on 2 and 3 October 2008 in Prague, Czech Republic. Read more in the Carmen section.

 



The Civil War

The Civil War

The Civil War is a moving song cycle, based on the turbulent and tragic period in United States history, written in collaboration with Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy. The show premiered in Houston, Texas, USA in 1998, was presented at the St. James Theatre on Broadway in 1999 and then toured nationally. Read more in the Civil War section.

 



The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Frank and Jack Murphy have written a musical version of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. The show had its world premiere on 14 March 2009 at Theatre St. Gallen in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Read more in the Count of Monte Cristo section

 



Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano is Frank's next collaboration with Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde), based on the classic work by Edmond Rostand. The show premiered on 5 May 2009 at the Nissay Theatre in Tokyo, Japan. Learn more in the Cryano de Bergerac section.

 

 



Dracula, The Musical

Dracula, The Musical

Dracula is a gothic musical, based on the novel by Bram Stoker. The show was developed with Des McAnuff, Christopher Hampton and Don Black. It played on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre, from 30 July 2004 through 2 January 2005. The show has also played in St. Gallen, Switzerland and Graz, Austria. Read more in the Dracula section.

 



Havana

Havana

Havana is a project Frank has been developing with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Nilo Cruz (book) and Jack Murphy (lyrics). The show is currently undergoing changes, so check back soon for updates.

 



Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde

Jekyll & Hyde is a gothic musical based on the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. The show had its world premiere in Houston, Texas, USA in 1990, and played at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway from 1997 into 2001. The show has played numerous productions and tours, throughout the U.S. and abroad. Read more in the Jekyll & Hyde section.

 



Marry Shelly's Frankenstien

Frank is currently developing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy. The show is expected to be a romantic mystery, and will largely examine the inspiration and creative process that led to Mary Shelley's famous novel. Check back soon for updates.

 



Mitsuko

Mitsuko Musical Concert

Frank is writing a new musical with Shuichiro Koike (book and director) and Jack Murphy (lyrics), titled Mitsuko. The show focuses on Mitsuko Aoyama (1874-1941), who was the first Japanese woman to marry a westerner. Material from the show was premiered at the "Mitsuko Musical Concert" in Vienna on Friday, 9 December 2005. Read more in the Mitsuko section.

 



Never Say Goodbye

Never Say Goodbye

Frank wrote the music for a new production by Takarazuka Revue, the famous all-female Japanese theatre company. The show, titled Never Say Goodbye (The Footsteps of Lovers), is set during the Spanish Civil War and was premiered by the Takarazuka Cosmos (Sora) Troupe in 2006. The script is by Shuichiro Koike, who also directed. Read more in the Never Say Goodbye section.

 



Rudolf

Rudolf

Frank wrote Rudolf with Jack Murphy (book and lyrics), Nan Knighton (additional lyrics) and Phoebe Hwang (book). The show was previously referred to under the working title of Vienna, and now bears the subtitles The Last Kiss or Affaire Mayerling (The Mayerling Affair). It tells the tragic story of Austrian Crown Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera, who were found dead in a hunting lodge in Mayerling, near Vienna. Read more in the Rudolf section.

 



The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a swashbuckling adventure based on the novels by Baroness Orczy, with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton. The show had three incarnations on Broadway - at the Minskoff and Neil Simon Theatres - beginning in 1997. It has continued to delight audiences around the world since then. Read more in the Scarlet Pimpernel section.

 



Svengali

Svangali

Svengali is a gothic musical, based on the novel Trilby by George du Maurier, with book and lyrics by Gregory Boyd. The show premiered in 1991 at the Alley Theater in Houston, Texas, USA and then played at the Asolo Theatre in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Read more in the Svengali section.

 



Tears From Heaven

Tears From Heaven is a new musical with a book by Phoebe Hwang and lyrics by Robin Lerner. The show is being produced by Creative Production and Seol & Company, and is expected to debut in Seoul in 2010. According to press notes, "the original story takes place in Vietnam in 1968 and is a love triangle between a beautiful Vietnamese singer, a Korean private, and an American Colonel set against the backdrop of the days leading up to and during the Tet Offensive. The action follows our characters to Seoul, Korea, and the shores of America in San Francisco's Chinatown." The production is expected to feature unique forms of far eastern puppetry, mask work, dance, and combat choreography. The score will represent a combination of Asian, French, and pop genres and even enter the world of opera. It is hoped that a recording will be released in Korea prior to the opening there.


Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria

Victor/Victoria is a lively comedy, adapted for the stage from the 1982 film of the same name. The show has music by Henry Mancini, a book by Blake Edwards, and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Frank wrote additional material for the Broadway opening in 1995. Read more in the Victor/Victoria section.

 



Wonderland

Wonderland

Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventures, is a contemporary spin on Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice in Wonderland. The show had its premiere run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida, from November 2009 into January 2010, followed by a Broadway production at the Marquis Theatre in New York City in April 2011. Read more in the Wonderland section.

 



Other Credits

In addition to composing, Frank has made other contributions to various projects. He has served as a producer and artistic director for many albums and other ventures, he is a lyricist, and he has made appearances as a performer. The highlights of these credits include the following:

Frank was one of the executive producers, and also the artistic director, for a concert recorded for television titled "Broadway's Best on Bravo." The event featured top stars from today's pop charts, stage and screen, performing some of the greatest theater songs ever written. It originally aired on Bravo in March of 2002, and is repeated on that network from time to time.

Frank was one of the co-producers for Harlem Song, a historical revue, which premiered at the world-famous Apollo Theater in 2002. The show was written and directed by George C. Wolfe, drawing on jazz standards, rap and R&B hits that bring the music and history of Harlem to life.

Frank has also taken the stage several times, accompanying various singers.

 

 

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