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Dead Man Walking: The Book, The Movie, The Play, The Opera


"I didn't really talk to Terrence McNally much. I knew he was a great playwright and he's really changed the shaping of the story from the movie in very moving ways."

"I asked only one, well two things of the composer Jake Heggie. First, that the theme of redemption be very important and second that the music not be atonal and, you know, not memorable."

Sister Helen Prejean

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