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David Lindsay-Abaire


David Lindsay-Abaire was born on November 30, 1969 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is a writer, known for Robots (2005), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Rabbit Hole (2010). See full bio »

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Known For

Robots
Robots Writer
(2005)
Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole Writer
(2010)
Rise of the Guardians
(2012)

Filmography

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 2015 The Family Fang (screenplay)
 2015 Poltergeist (screenplay)
 2013 Shrek the Musical (book)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (screenplay)
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (screenplay)
 2010 Rabbit Hole (based on his play: "Rabbit Hole") / (screenplay)
 2008 Inkheart (screenplay)
 2005 Robots (screenplay) / (story)
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 2013 Shrek the Musical (lyrics: "Big Bright Beautiful World", "Story of My Life", "The Goodbye Song", "Don't Let Me Go", "I Know It's Today", "What's Up, Duloc?", "Travel Song", "Donkey Pot Pie", "This is How a Dream Comes True", "Who I'd Be", "Morning Person", "I Think I Got You Beat", "The Ballad of Farquaad", "Make a Move", "When Words Fail", "Morning Person (reprise)", "Build a Wall", "Freak Flag", "Big Bright Beautiful World (reprise)", "This Is Our Story")
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (lyrics: "The Munchkin Welcome Song") / (writer: "The Munchkin Welcome Song")
 2012 Rise of the Guardians (lyrics: "Still Dream")
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Freak Flag", "What's Up, Duloc?")
 2007 Shrek the Third (writer: "Little Birdy", "Final Showdown")
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 2013 Shrek the Musical (lyricist)
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 2010 Shrek Forever After (special thanks)
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 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee: Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score
 2009 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Making Ogre Broadway (2009) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Rabbit Hole,"was performed in a Bonnie Franklin's Classic Contemporary American Play production at the Pico Playhouse in Los Angeles, California with Conchata Ferrell, Marin Hinkle, Carols Lacamara, Cheryl Umana, and Sean Wing in the cast. John Bowab was director. See more »
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Personal Quote:

[re Rabbit Hole (2010)] There are no words in the climax of the movie, and in the play there are only words. The sister character in the play is a source of comic relief, which is helpful in a play about the death of a child. But her part in film was cut away, and that concerned me. Not until I saw the film with an audience did I realize there's all this new stuff that got laughs that I didn't ... See more »

Trivia:

Was originally going to work with Sam Raimi on Rabbit Hole (2010), but Raimi dropped out due to other commitments. However, Raimi later hired him as the screenwriter for Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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