About Ahrens + Flaherty

At the beginning...

Lynn Ahrens + Stephen Flaherty are considered the foremost theatrical writing team of their generation. They won Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for the Broadway hit RAGTIME, and were nominated for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globes for Twentieth Century Fox’s animated feature film ANASTASIA.

They also adapted ANASTASIA for the Broadway stage. Their musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND won London’s Olivier Award and Broadway's 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Other theatre credits include SEUSSICAL (one of the most produced shows in America); ROCKY; MY FAVORITE YEAR; CHITA RIVERA-THE DANCER'S LIFE; DESSA ROSE; A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE; THE GLORIOUS ONES, LUCKY STIFF and two upcoming shows, KNOXVILLE and MARIE.

They serve on Council for the Dramatists Guild of America and co-founded the DGF Fellows Program for Emerging Writers. They are four-time Grammy nominees, recipients of the Oscar Hammerstein Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2015 Ahrens and Flaherty were inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Lynn Ahrens + Stephen Flaherty
are considered the foremost theatrical writing team of their generation.

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