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  • My Life as a Fairy Tale, a plotless show based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, features music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt. Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with book by Erik Ehn, the show received its world premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2005.

  • My Life as a Fairy Tale, a plotless show based on the writings of Hans Christian Andersen, features music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt. Co-produced by Lincoln Center Festival and the Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation and directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, with book by Erik Ehn, the show received its world premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival, July 2005.

  • Stephin Merritt wrote music and lyrics to this 1699 play, set in the last days of the Ming Dynasty, for a 2004 production by LA's REDCAT, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng. The Los Angeles Times said, “Merritt’s facile and often funny rhymes and breezy Broadway melodic style have an easy, natural flow that Chen then makes complex through his use of florid operatic movements.”

  • The original Orphan of Zhao was written by Yuan Dynasty playwright Ji Juanxiang, circa 1330. This production, featuring music and lyrics by Stephin Merritt described by the New York Times as "country and eastern," premiered at the Lincoln Center Festival in July 2003, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng with book by David Greenspan.

  • Showtunes highlights work Merritt composed for three plays directed by the acclaimed Chen Shi-Zheng: The Orphan of Zhao, Peach Blossom Fan, and My Life As a Fairy Tale. The compilation, noted Pitchfork, “features several of the same vocalists Merritt recruited for 69 Love Songs, and the strongest melodies Merritt has penned since that album’s release.”

  • Stephin Merritt offers four previously unreleased Magnetic Fields tracks and the specially written “One April Day” on the soundtrack to Peter Hedge’s acclaimed film, which, like Merritt’s songs, deftly balances humor and pathos. The Independent (UK) praised Merritt’s “exquisite, finely-rendered adult pop.”