Washington Square uses photography, recorded testimony, and song to revive the spirit and characters of Washington Square Park in the mid-1980’s. Adapted from photographs and fieldwork by my father (Lee Wexler) in 1985 through 1987, each song in the piece portrays someone who connected deeply with the park; who called it home in some way.
Music and Lyrics by Ben Wexler
Essential (Music, Lyrics, and Orchestration
by Ben Wexler)
Artists in Residence, Broadway Records (2020)
Performed by Victoria Clark
Music by Ben Wexler
Lyrics by Mark Sonnenblick
Susana and Tom win a fabulous cruise that will fix all of their problems. Then the boat fabulously breaks down and they're stuck floating in the Caribbean with furious passengers, spoiled food, and a wild tiger that's escaped from its cage...
Make Your Own (Music and Lyrics by Ben Wexler)
performed by Ariella Serur
From Key Change