THEATER: GRABBING HIS MOMENT

HE'S GOT TWO MUSICALS ON BROADWAY AND TONS OF FANS. MAYBE IT'S TIME FRANK WILDHORN GOT RESPECT

Anyone who writes music for songs with titles like This Is the Moment and Once Upon a Dream is hardly likely to be a gloomy Gus. But Frank Wildhorn just may be Broadway's most happy fella. A virtual unknown on the Great White Way nine months ago, he is the composer of two musicals, Jekyll & Hyde and The Scarlet Pimpernel, which have survived mostly scathing reviews to become box-office successes. A self-described "blue-collar professional songwriter" who has supplied material for the likes of Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston, he now has enough theater projects to keep him busy into the...

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