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Pasek and Paul, Thirsty for That EGOT, Are Producing a Showtime Musical-Drama

The duo. Photo: Michael Kovac/Getty Images

There’s no time to rest in the city of stars!
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the virtuosic songwriting and composing team that’s been responsible for your favorite pop ballads in La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman, and way more, have signed on to executive produce and write original songs for a new Showtime musical-drama. The series, which has yet to be titled and is also produced by Alicia Keys, is described as “an emotionally complex family story” that weaves together “modern-day and 1959 Detroit, centering on a mystery uncovered by a young musician who moves back to her childhood home.” Pasek and Paul have previously earned Tony, Oscar, and Grammy awards for their work as a duo, putting them in close contention to achieve the coveted EGOT status — along with a few other worthy entertainers.

La La Land’s Pasek and Paul Taking on Showtime Musical-Drama