One NY Artist: Playwright Rick Elice

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There are thousands of artists is New York City. Some are famous internationally. Others are scratching out a living while perfecting their craft. WNYC is bringing a few of them to the spotlight, in their own voices. Here, playwright Rick Elice.

Elice has written and co-written several plays including Jersey Boys, The Addams Family and Peter and the Starcatcher, which won five Tony awards in 2012 and is currently playing at New World Stages.

Elice said he believes the play appeals to a lot of people because it touches in an universal topic.

"When someone asks me what is the play about, I say it's about understanding that life is better when you are part of something larger than yourself," he said.


To hear Elice explain how he when from advertisement to Broadway, check the audio link.

Nicole Lowrance, Jason Ralph, and the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher (Photo by Jenny Anderson)