‘Sleepless’ sets composers

Toth, Forman join Broadway musical

The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena.

Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and co-bookwriter for Off Broadway musical “I Sing!,” is on the writing staff of upcoming Netflix skein “House of Cards.”

Jeff Arch, who wrote the original story of the 1993 romantic comedy and also co-wrote the screenplay, pens the book for the stage adaptation. Lonny Price was recently tapped to helm.

Toth and Forman replace the trio of songwriters who were previously attached provide the score.

Project aims to capitalize on the movie title’s high profile and crowdpleasing romance about a widower whose young son’s call to a talkradio program sets off a long-distance love affair. The brewing production has always been aimed at Broadway, with producer David Shor hoping to move the show to Gotham in the wake of its June preem at the Pasadena Playhouse.

More Music

  • Banners showing photographs of singer Chester

    Warner Bros. Records Shuffles PR Heads as New Leadership Settles In

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

  • John Mellencamp

    John Mellencamp Lands Lower Manhattan Live-Work Space

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

  • The Pretty Reckless - Taylor MomsenThe

    Concord Completes Acquisition of Razor & Tie, Denies Label Is Shutting Down

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

  • Grammys Best New Artist Nominees 2018

    Poll: Who Will Win Best New Artist at the Grammys?

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

  • Bon Jovi Howard Stern

    Howard Stern to Induct Bon Jovi Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

  • Justin Timberlake Talks Super Bowl with

    Justin Timberlake Looks Back at Janet Jackson Super Bowl Debacle (Watch)

    The brewing musical adaptation of “Sleepless in Seattle” has set a songwriting team, Ben Toth and Sam Forman, as the tuner gears up for a June 2013 bow in Pasadena. Toth, best known as a musical director and vocal coach, penned the score for Josh Radnor’s upcoming pic “Liberal Arts,” while Forman, the lyricist and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content