Paul Gordon

Building Musicals For a Better World


EMMA COMES TO new york IN the SPRING OF 2018

Look for EMMA to make it's Off-Broadway debut next year. This musical romance, with music, lyrics and book by Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), adapted from the novel byJane Austen Emma Woodhouse is one of Jane Austen's most delightful heroines, an effervescent ingénue whose matchmaking mischief inevitably misfires.  A record-breaking success in earlier productions in California, Cincinnati and St. Louis, this funny, irresistible musical features a glorious score by the Tony Award-nominated composer of Jane Eyre and Daddy Long Legs. 


SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to stream near you in october

The Award winning new musical commissioned by Chicago Shakespeare Theatre made it's West Coast debut at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where it received critical raves from both critics and audiences. This musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel made it's world premiere at CST with a sold-out, extended run in the Courtyard Theatre, April 18th -- June 14th, 2015.  Look for it to stream near you in October.


Chicago Shakespeare's production of SENSE AND SENSIBILITY was awarded the prestigious JEFF AWARD for Best New Work, Musical for 2015.  Congratulations to the entire cast and crew and everyone at Chicago Shakespeare especially director Barbara Gains and developed with Rick Boyton.  

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Watch DADDY LONG LEGS right now on Broadway HD.  WATCH NOW.

DADDY LONG LEGS has been produced all over the world and made it's New York debut at the Davenport Theatre on September 28th, 2015. Directed by John Caird.  Words and Music by Paul Gordon.  Nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards,  3 Outer Critics Circle Awards and an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical. 


 Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette


One of my best friends in the world (think: was there for me when no one else was. never exploits me. supported my secret passions. and made me spit my water out on the regular for laughing—the stuff of true, long-standing, LOYAL friendship) is someone whom i think has a savant-like talent for putting breathtaking stories to music and theatre at a prolific and grace-yielding speed. Paul Gordon composed the music and lyrics to/for productions of “Emma” across the country and “Jane Eyre” on Broadway…making him my feminist and artistic hero for representing women and the feminine in such a full-breadth honoring way. His new work, Daddy Long Legs is no exception.

Written with John Caird, the Tony award winning director of Les Miserable, this intimate musical tells the story of a young woman ahead of her time who is sent to college to be educated to become a writer by a mysterious benefactor. Daddy Long Legs is a love story that celebrates a woman’s growth and independence.  I highly recommend checking him out. My heart bursts when I am sitting in any seat where I behold his work.   Link