Mapping Out a Song with Pulitzer- and Tony-winning Next to Normal Composer Tom Kitt | Playbill

The Broadway Q&A Series Mapping Out a Song with Pulitzer- and Tony-winning Next to Normal Composer Tom Kitt The Tony and Pulitzer winner chats live on The Broadway Q&A, from Playbill and The Growing Studio, at 1 PM ET.

Tom Kitt joined us live on The Broadway Q&A Series, presented by Playbill and The Growing Studio, July 20. The Tony and Pulitzer-winning composer, arranger, and music supervisor answered your questions about writing Next to Normal and If/Then; working on The SpongeBob Musical, Jagged Little Pill, and Head Over Heels; and more during the hour-long chat, which you can view in full above.

Topics covered include the possibility of a Next to Normal film adaptation (at the 5:54 time stamp), his composing process (22:48), mapping out where songs go in a musical (46:05), and more.

The Broadway Q&A Series presents live interviews with Broadway professionals on Mondays and Wednesdays. All streams are hosted on and on Playbill's YouTube channel and Facebook page from 1–2 PM ET. Following the stream, interviews are available at

Also coming up on The Broadway Q&A Series are Kathleen Marshall (July 22), Scott Ellis (July 27), Conor McPherson (July 29), and Marc Bruni (August 3).

The Growing Studio offers classes, training, and workshops with Broadway’s premier creatives. Faculty includes directors, choreographers, composers, music directors, producers, casting directors and agents in NYC, London, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond. Visit and @thegrowingstudio on Instagram for more information.

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