David Bryan

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David Bryan
Bryan at the 2009 premiere of When We Were Beautiful
Background information
Birth name David Bryan Rashbaum
Born February 7, 1962 (1962-02-07) (age 55)
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, keyboardist
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Bon Jovi
Notable instruments
Yamaha Synthesizers
Oberheim OB5 organ
Roland accordion

David Bryan Rashbaum (born February 7, 1962), better known as David Bryan, is the keyboard player of American rock band Bon Jovi. With the band, he has co-written songs and sings backing vocals.

He is also the co-writer of the successful Broadway musical Memphis. He wrote the music and lyrics. Joe DiPietro wote the book and some lyrics.

Memphis played on Broadway from October 18, 2009 to August 5, 2012. The Broadway production won Best Musical in the Live Theatre division of the Golden Icon Awards,[1] as well as four Tony Awards including Best Musical[2] and four Drama Desk Awards. These make Memphis the most nominated show on Broadway.

Second musical[change | change source]

Bryan also co-wrote the musical The Toxic Avenger, also with Joe DiPietro.[3] The musical made its off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages on April 6, 2009.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Stamos, Olivo, Lansbury and More Named As The Live Theater Winners of the 2009-2010 Golden Icon Awards". broadwayworld.com. Broadway World. 22 January 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  2. "'Red' and 'Memphis' Win Top Tony Awards". nytimes.com. New York Times. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  3. Ouzounian, Richard (December 6, 2009). "Toxic Avenger found his bard in Bon Jovi". The Star. Toronto. 

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