EXCLUSIVE: David Bryan, composer and lyricist of the upcoming Broadway Diana: the musical signed with Verve for representation as a writer and composer across theater, film and television.
Bryan, founding member and keyboardist of classic rock band Bon Jovi, is the Tony Award-winning songwriter and lyricist of the 2009 Broadway musical. Memphis. He and his frequent collaborator Joe DiPietro co-wrote Memphis, as well as the words of Diane (DiPietro wrote the book of the musical).
Diane premieres December 1 at the Longacre Theater on Broadway, with an opening night on December 16. A special presentation of the musical is scheduled to air on Netflix on Friday, October 1.
In addition to Memphis – which won the Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Orchestrations and was subsequently developed for a 2011 film by producer Molly Smith and Black Label Media – Bryan and DiPietro also wrote the musical Off Broadway 2008 The poisonous avenger. Upcoming from Bryan and DiPietro is the original musical In pursuit of the song from producers Sue Frost and Randy Adams (Come from afar, Memphis).
Bryan also wrote and released a solo record. Lunar eclipse (Rounder / Universal), an instrumental collection with a single vocal bonus track highlighting aspects of his training and influences such as blues, classical, jazz and rock & roll.
Over the past 30 years, Bryan, as part of Bon Jovi, has sold over 100 million records, toured the world performing in front of millions of fans, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. .
Bryan is still represented by lawyer Nicholas Gordon at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo PC