Christopher Durang’s credits on and off Broadway include: A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM (Tony nomination), SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU (Obie Award), BEYOND THERAPY, BABY WITH THE BATHWATER, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE AND BOO (Obie Award, Hull Warriner Award), LAUGHING WILD, BETTY'S SUMMER VACATION (Obie Award) and MISS WITHERSPOON, which had a double premiere at McCarter Theatre and Playwrights Horizons. MISS WITHERSPOON and MRS. BOB… are published in one volume by Grove/Atlantic Press. As an actor, he has appeared in movies and in his own plays. He appeared with Sigourney Weaver in their co-authored DAS LUSITANIA SONGSPIEL (both earned Drama Desk nominations), and with Julie Andrews in the Stephen Sondheim revue PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Manhattan Theatre Club. With Marsha Norman, he is co-chair of the Playwriting Program at Juilliard, and he is a member of the Dramatists Guild Council.
Composer Peter Melnick toiled as a film scorer for a dozen years before coming home to his first love, musical theater. His collaboration with Christopher Durang on ADRIFT IN MACAO began in 2001. Since then, the show has played Philadelphia (Philadelphia Theatre Company, November 2005) and Boston (Lyric Stage Company, January 2008), with future productions in the works. Melnick is currently working with librettist Bill Russell on THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA, a futuristic fantasy about a dysfunctional family in a smoke-free America. He has also composed the scores to CHINESE CABARET, Twyla Tharp's SEXTET, and PATTER FOR THE FLOATING LADY, adapted from Steve Martin’s eponymous one-act comedy. Melnick’s film and television scores include L.A. STORY, CONVICTS, the award-winning television movies INDICTMENT: THE McMARTIN TRIAL (HBO), LILY DALE (Showtime) and numerous PBS documentaries.