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To License "I Love You Because" for your theatre visit
Theatrical Rights Worldwide

For sheet music to "I Love You Because" and other Salzman and Cunningham shows, visit

To contact authors Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham,
please contact their agent.
Ron Gwiazda at Abrams Artists Agency

Or email them directly at
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Joshua Salzman (music) and Ryan Cunningham (book and lyrics) met at the NYU Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Their thesis musical, "I Love You Because", went on to be professionally produced Off-Broadway, earned a Drama Desk nomination for the team, spawned a cast album on PS Classics, and garnered a licensing deal with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, resulting in productions both nationally and internationally. They continue their collaboration with many projects; "Queen Esther", a family musical comedy based on the story of Purim, commissioned by the Kauffman Center; "Next Thing You Know", a song cycle currently in development with director John Simpkins; and as contributing songwriters on the Disney Channel's "Johnny and the Sprites." Their song "Just Not Now" from "I Love You Because" was featured on Lauren Kennedy's new solo album "Here and Now". Ryan and Joshua are both members of the BMI Advanced Writing Workshop, ASCAP and the Dramatist Guild.