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Dorchester’s Strand fit for a ‘Princess’

Theme of overcoming adversity drew composer Lippa to musical

Tony-nominated Broadway composer Andrew Lippa.

“I am a quadruple minority,” he says. “I’m a gay, Jewish, left-handed Macintosh user. I have gone through life slightly different from a lot of people. Growing up, I wanted to be chosen for the team, but I was a fat kid and never got picked. I am no longer fat, but that old version of me helps me relate to characters who struggle and have to overcome adversity.”

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