For The Love of Tiffany

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Music by Curtis Moore
Lyrics by Amanda Green
Book by Thomas Mizer and Matthew Brookshire

I brought together my three favorite collaborators to write this hilarious over-the-top romp or a musical skewering celebrity and made-for-TV-movies.  

For the Love of Tiffany draws its inspiration from the trash, tragedy and triumph found in the made-for-TV movies of women's television. The protagonist, Stephanie, is obsessed with the trials and tribulations of the heroines from Wifetime movies, at the expense of having any real adventures of her own. That all changes the day she meets both the man of her dreams and her favorite Wifetime Movie star, the titular Tiffany Jenkins.

Tiffany had a successful, sold-out run at the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival. The production starred Tony nominee Nancy Opel (Urinetown), and was directed by Matthew Brookshire, with music direction by Tom Kitt.

A smartly silly farce custom-tailored for the Urinetown crowd … “Be a Little Less Stupid,” the finale, is one of the best new comic songs to come along in ages.
— Wall Street Journal, August 22, 2003
Moore’s music is infectious, most notably the anthem “Let America Come” and “Be a Little Less Stupid.”
— American Theater Web, August 2003
The plot has endless twists. The references to Tiffany’s past television films—all a chance to further parody the plots and titles—are dead on … Everyone, including the appreciative audience, leaves happy.
— Backstage, September 5, 2003