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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 Rabbit Hole (2010), Poltergeist (2015) and Rise of the Guardians (2012). See full bio »

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Known For

Rabbit Hole
Rabbit Hole Writer
(2010)
Poltergeist
Poltergeist Writer
(2015)
Rise of the Guardians
(2012)
Robots
Robots Writer
(2005)

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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 2016 The Legacy Project (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself
 2009 The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee
 2009 Working in the Theatre (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Making Ogre Broadway (2009) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Kimberly Akimbo", was performed at the A Red Orchid Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Steve Haggard in the cast. 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:

Nominated for two 2009 Tony Awards (Best Musical and Best Book for a Musical) for "Shrek - The Musical" written (Book and Lyrics) in collaboration with Jeanine Tesori who composed the music. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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