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Stanley Silverman and Richard Foreman, 1974

Silverman and Foreman are true innovators; and they hold the future of music theatre firmly in their talented and mischievous hands.

--John Lahr


Elephant Steps…was the best piece of new music I’ve heard in concert all year. 

--New York Magazine



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In 1968 Silverman began collaborating with playwright/director Richard Foreman resulting in several works of music-theatre.

Their first work, ELEPHANT STEPS was produced at Tanglewood. In 1970 they found a home at Lyn Austin's Lenox Arts Center/Music Theatre Group. Most of their works were premiered there. DOCTOR SELAVY'S MAGIC THEATRE enjoyed a long run Off Broadway. Their works have been performed internationally.

In 1976 Foreman and Silverman were chosen to direct and conduct a 50th anniversary production of THREE PENNY OPERA (produced by Joe Papp, starring Raul Julia) at Lincoln Center, which was nominated for both TONY and GRAMMY awards.