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Adam Seidel
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PDF instrumental scores of the songs "Stay" for guitar and "Jam" for piano/vocal are available for production.


Who do you step on to get to the top? A young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. ORIGINAL SOUND is a fierce, funny, musical journey through the heart of an unforgiving industry.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male, one nonbinary character)
Full Length Drama (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“Adam Seidel’s … promising ORIGINAL SOUND, the rare new play that pays attention to how the modern pop-culture sausage is made.” —Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Times

“ORIGINAL SOUND [is] a cautionary tale of what happens when we justify our every move with motivated reasoning — adapting all reasoning of our actions to meet our needs. It is the play that resonates our time now in history.” —Holli Harms, The Front Row Center

“Adam Seidel’s enthralling new play casts doubt on the notion that such laws exist to protect artists, dampening the intellectual property echo chamber with a wall of soundproofing foam and a great story.” —Zachary Stewart, TheaterMania

About the Author


  • Adam Seidel

    Adam Seidel is a Milwaukee-born playwright. His produced full-length works include CATCH THE BUTCHER (Panndora Productions, Cherry Lane Theatre NYT Critic's Pick, Illysia Volanakis, Athens GR), OTHER PEOPLE'S HAPPINESS (Playhouse on the Square, Memphis), WILLISTON (Miranda Theatre Company feat Robert LuPone, Detroit Repertory Theater) and ORIGINAL SOUND (Cherry Lane Theatre — Theatre Mania Editor's Pick). Adam's co-writing/devised-theatre credits include CRIME SCENE: A CHICAGO ANTHOLOGY (Collaboraction Theatre Company), CRIME SCENE: THE NEXT CHAPTER (Collaboraction Theatre Company) and FORGOTTEN FUTURE (Collaboraction Theatre Company). Adam's plays have won many awards, including a Chicago "Fringe First," first place at both the Labute Festival of New Theatre and New Works @ The Works at Playhouse on the Square in Memphis, and a handful of audience favorite awards at various ten-minute play festivals around the country. Adam's plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing Inc and Applause Books.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/10/2020
Pages 74
ISBN 9780881458596

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

In the event that the sheet music is purchased from Broadway Play Publishing Inc and used in the production, in all programs the following must appear:

Lyrics by Jane Bruce and Sebastian Chacon
Music by Daniel Ocanto, Jane Bruce and Sebastian Chacon
Collaborated on by Adam Seidel

Lyrics by Adam Seidel, Jane Bruce and Daniel Ocanto
Music by Daniel Ocanto and Jane Bruce

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Original Sound is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC