Long and Winding Road
articulate with jim cotter

The most successful works to date of singer-songwriter and playwright Anais Mitchell and writer Douglas Stuart have been decades in the making. Mitchell created "Hadestown," the box office-smashing, multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Stuart wrote the Booker Prize-winning, best-selling novel "Shuggie Bain." Segment 1: The Slow Road Anais Mitchell spent more than a decade creating her multi-Tony Award-winning musical "Hadestown." So all-encompassing was her task that it took an intervention by her husband for her to declare it complete. Segment 2: The High Road It took writer Douglas Stuart years to come to terms with his difficult early life in Glasgow. With perspective gained by moving to the United States, his youth eventually became the basis for a Booker Prize-winning, best-selling novel.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 905

About Articulate with Jim Cotter:

ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER is an arts magazine series, hosted by award-winning journalist Jim Cotter, that explores the variety, quality and heritage of creativity, while also showing how art speaks to us in our everyday lives.

The fresh and unique stories featured in the 12-part series include: the history of tap dancing as a cross-cultural art form; the work of multimedia artist Sam Durant; the role of improvisation in dance with choreographer Matthew Neenan; and the on-stage work and off-stage educational efforts of French pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay.


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