Jerry Silverstein

Dances Turn Into Dreams

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Performer: Rozz Morehead
Writer: Jerry Silverstein

Story

I wrote "Dances Turn Into Dreams" for the score "Urban Cowboy-The Musical" which appeared on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater in 2003. The pitch sheet said that the creators were looking for a barroom benediction to be sung to announce the last call at Gilley's, The show had work-shopped in New York and then had an out of town run at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Florida, Former Vice President Al Gore attended the Broadway opening being from Tennessee, and former Governor Ann Richards from Texas recorded the cell phone announcement. A few months into the run, the songwriters, including myself and musical director Jason Robert Brown, were nominated for "Best Original Score" for the TONY Awards.  The TONY Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall and Sarah Jessica Parker read the names for our category. Dances do turn into dreams!