Susan gifts him blank sheet music paper to help in his career and they part on amicable terms.
Collis, the author of the oral history Boho Days: The Wider Works of Jonathan Larson, describes Auburn's changes as giving the musical a better dramaturgical structure, changing the show from a story about the artist's struggle——something which Larson's mentor Sondheim criticized the original rock monologue for being, feeling such a story was overdone——to one about making adult choices and dealing with the consequences.
Sondheim was passing along the help he received from another Broadway titan, Oscar Hammerstein.
Green, Beguelin, Malloy, Iconis, Sklar, and Taub are all previous recipients of the Jonathan Larson Grant for aspiring composers.
The movie follows the same basic beats as the musical.
Fleming, Mike Jr.