Mindi Dickstein wrote the lyrics for LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL, which played the Virginia Theater on Broadway in 2004-2005, starring Sutton Foster, and toured the United States in 2005-2006, starring Maureen McGovern. Recent projects include book and lyrics for TRIP, an original musical commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, which received a workshop there in May 2007. Other current projects include the book for a TOY STORY MUSICAL for Disney Creative Entertainment, with songs by Groovelily (Brendan Milburn and Valeria Vigoda), and book and lyrics for a musical based on the children’s book NATE THE GREAT for Theatreworks USA, with music by Daniel Messé.
Her songs have been performed widely, most notably as part of Lincoln Center’s American Songbook (“Hear and Now: Contemporary Lyricists”) and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She has written several musicals for Theatreworks USA, including THE MYSTERY OF KING TUT, an original musical which toured nationally for three years (2000-2003) and which will be revived for a second national tour commencing in 2007-2008. Other work includes: BEASTS AND SAINTS, a musical comedy (Boston Music Theater Project, ASCAP Workshop, MTW’s Fresh Voices); NOTES ACROSS A SMALL POND, a collection of one act musicals (The Bridewell Theater, London); THE EXISTENTIAL GOURMET, a tragicomedy (The Women’s Project); GUADELOUPE, a farce (Westbeth Theater Center); THE FALLING MAN, an opera in 13 minutes (Cucaracha Theater); and THE MAGIC COOKIE, a ten-minute musical (New York Theater Workshop).
She has received playwriting fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation, and has been honored with an ASCAP Bernice Cohen Award, a Jonathan Larson Foundation Award, a Second Stage Constance Klinsky Award for Excellence in Musical Theater, and a PEN International New Playwright Award (selected by Wendy Wasserstein). She received her MFA from New York University’s Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, where she was an Oscar Hammerstein Fellow and where she now serves as a member of the faculty. She is a member of ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild. LITTLE WOMEN is available through Music Theater International and through Cherry Lane Music; the original Broadway cast album, produced by Ghostlight Records, is available from amazon.com and other music retailers.