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Lynn Ahrens + Stephen Flaherty

This renowned writing team has received theater, film and music’s highest honors—the Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Olivier Awards, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes and four Grammys. They serve on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America and founded the DGF Fellows Program for Emerging Writers. In 2014 they received the Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement and in 2015 they were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

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Our collaboration began in the BMI Musical Theater Workshop in New York City, where we met by chance and wrote our first song together. One song led to another, songs grew into musicals, and musicals grew into a body of work– an ongoing dialogue of words and music between two people who love what they do, and love doing it together.

We’re lucky and grateful for our long-standing collaboration and for the experiences, friends and community we’ve found along the way.

There’s lots to explore here. Have fun and thanks for stopping by!

Lynn + Stephen

Photos of A+F by Nathan Johnson

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“One of the greatest songwriting teams
in Broadway history.”

-Chicago Tribune

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