Book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz
Music by Brad Alexander
Inspired by true events, Bread and Roses is a musical adaptation of the film (by director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty) about a group of Los Angeles janitors who rise up against their corrupt bosses and attempt to unionize.

Jill Abramowitz

Jill Ambramovitz


A contributing lyricist on Broadway’s IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Jill is also the lyricist and bookwriter for BREAD AND ROSES with composer Brad Alexander, and lyricist/co-bookwriter of THE DOGS OF PRIPYAT with composer, Aron Accurso and co-bookwriter, Leah Napolin (Weston Playhouse New Musical Award, Jerry Bock Award, NAMT 2011 and Goodspeed’s Festival of New Artists 2012). Jill wrote lyrics for TheatreworksUSA’s MARTHA SPEAKS (book by Kevin DelAguila, music by Brad Alexander). She is a past Dramatist Guild Fellow, a Harrington Award winner in the BMI Advanced Workshop, and a current member of the MTF workshop, developing a show with Brad Alexander and Erik Jackson.

Brad Alexander

Brad Alexander


Brad Alexander is the composer of See Rock City & Other Destinations (book/lyrics: Adam Mathias), Drama Desk Award-winner, Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the music for TheatreworksUSA’s Click, Clack, Moo (Drama Desk, Lortel nom), Just So Stories, Martha Speaks and songs for Duck For President, Fly Guy, We The People (Lortel nom). TV scoring: PBS’s Emmy Award-winning Peg + Cat, VH1’s “Celebreality” campaign. Current projects: Bread And Roses (book/lyrics: Jill Abramovitz) and a new show in the Musical Theatre Factory (lyrics: Jill Abamovitz, book: Erik Forrest Jackson). Member of NAMT, The Dramatists Guild and BMI Workshop.