Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musicals “Tuck Everlasting,” “Amelie” and the forthcoming “Paradise Square,” talks with host Richard Wolinsky. “Tuck Everlasting” runs at TheatreWorks Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto through December 30th.
Originally from Kansas, Nathan Tysen made a name for himself with the off-Broadway musical “The Burnt Part Boys” with composer Chris Miller, and was the lyricist for the musical “Amelie” which played at Berkeley Rep before moving to Broadway for a short run. His next project, “Paradise Square,” features the music of Stephen Foster set against the draft riots of the Five Points section of Manhattan in 1863.
Also: review of “In the Heights” at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco.
An extended version of this interview can be found as a Bay Area Theater podcast.