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Donald Sanborn III

Donald H. Sanborn III is the Theatre Reviewer for Town Topics, a Princeton newspaper. His article "The Power of Music and Dance: The Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins Centennials" was published in Princeton Magazine and Urban Agenda Magazine. "The Evolution of the Broadway Musical Heroine," a conversation with singer and scholar Katie Welsh, has been included in Musical Theater Today, Vol. 2 (Yonkers International Press, 2018).

As a composer and lyricist, Mr. Sanborn has written a musical, Robin Hood: How Legends are Made. In 2004, Mr. Sanborn contributed music for two songs from Raw Impressions’ contemporary musical of La Ronde.

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Comparing Notes
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Comparing Notes

A Conversation with Jenny Giering

8 July 2017

In the final installment of the series, Donald Sanborn III talks with composer Jenny Giering about her experience and creative process.

“For the Love of Originality"
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“For the Love of Originality"

NYMF’s Discussion on Inventing New Stories in Musical Theatre

12 December 2016

Donald Sanborn, III reports on the New York Musical Festival, discussing the landscape of original musicals.

Theatrical Reinvention
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Theatrical Reinvention

A Conversation with John Doyle

10 November 2016

Donald Sanborn talks with director John Doyle about the differences between musical theatre and opera, and the power of seeing actors play instruments on stage.

Comparing Notes
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Comparing Notes

A Conversation with Brad Ross

31 July 2016

In this installment, Donald Sanborn III interviews composer Brad Ross about his creative work and process.

Comparing Notes with Noel Katz
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Comparing Notes with Noel Katz

17 May 2016

In this installment, Donald Sanborn interviews Composer and Lyricist Noel Katz about his career and process.

Comparing Notes
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Comparing Notes

A Conversation with Dr. Steven L. Rosenhaus

25 March 2016

In this first installment, Donald Sanborn interviews Dr. Steven Rosenhaus about his career in musical theatre and teaching.

Writing Musical Theatre’s Future, While Looking Into the Past
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Writing Musical Theatre’s Future, While Looking Into the Past

A Conversation with James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director of the York Theatre Company

27 January 2016

A conversation between Donald H. Sanborn and James Morgan, producing artistic director of the York Theatre Company, New York City.

Gigi, “What Miracle Has Made You the Way You Are?”
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Gigi, “What Miracle Has Made You the Way You Are?”

29 October 2015

Donald Sanborn on the evolution of Gigi from novella to film, film to stage, and stage and to stage once more.

Comparing Notes
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Comparing Notes

Donald Sanborn interviews composers.