Broadway loves Pasek and Paul.
Songwriters Benj Pasek and 2003 Staples High School graduate Justin Paul have earned raves, for productions like “A Christmas Story,” “Dogfight” and — moving to Broadway this fall — “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Soon, Hollywood audiences will love Pasek and Paul too.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone sing their lyrics in “La La Land.” The musical — about a love story between a jazz pianist and a would-be actress — opens in movie theaters this December.
In the trailer below, Gosling sings “City of Stars.” The music is by Justin Hurwitz.
(Hat tip: Lynn Flaster)