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The Introduction

Paul Graham Brown is one of the leading and most productive musical composers and authors in the German speaking territories. Since his German debut with the musical "Bonnie & Clyde" (Theater Heilbronn, 2001) he has established himself as key player in the musical scene.

His three person adaptation of the "King Kong" story (Kleines Theater Berlin, Buch: James Edward Lyons) is one of the most produced new German musicals of recent years. It has been seen at Theater Hof, Stadttheater Klagenfurt and at Theater für Niedersachsen, amongst many others.

For "Show Dogs" (Book and lyrics by Nina Schneider) Paul received the Frank Wildhorn Prize at the International Festival of Musical Theatre in Graz, Austria. Other works are "Dynamite!" (Kleines Theatre Berlin) "The Fight of the Century" (Tribüne Berlin) and "Fairystories", the latter having been produced at Seattle's Village Theatre Issaquah, Theatre Building Chicago and in a staged reading at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London's West End.

In October 2014 Paul celebrated two world premiere productions: "The Great Houdini" at Theater Hof, and at the Hessischen Staatstheater Wiesbaden with "Superhero", written with Oscar nominated and BAFTA winner Anthony McCarten ("The Theory of Everything").

Together with Birgit Simmler Paul created three new works for Schlossfestspiele Biedenkopf, "Die Hatzfeldt" (2017/18), "Der Postraub" (2015/16) and "Eingefädelt" (2013/14). In 2015 and 2016 Brown was the initiator and artistic director for the theatre project "For a New Life" with groups of Biedenkopf based refugees.

In October 2017 saw the premiere of Brown's musical "Rasputin" at Theater Hof.
Paul's new musical adaptation of "The Jungle Book" (Book: Birgit Simmler, 2018) became the best attended family musical in the history of the Luisenburg Festspiele, with over 44,000 tickets sold.

"Zucker" (Book: Birgit Simmler) premiered in the summer of 2019 at Luisenburg Festspiele and was sucessfully revived in 2021.

In 2020 Paul became Artistic Director of Schlossfestspiele Biedenkopf, continuing the concept of producing large scale world premiere musicals based on local stories. His debut as Artistic Director was marked by the new musical "Der Stadtbrand" for which he wrote book, music and lyrics and was also responsible for stage direction.

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