"A good deal of pop music has interesting lyrics, but they are not theater lyrics. A songwriter who works in the theater must have a sense of what is theatrical, of how you use music to tell a story, as opposed to writing a song. Jonathan understood that instinctively."
"Tom [Kitt] and Brian [Yorkey] shared with me that they had been deeply inspired by what Jonathan Larson had done for the medium of musical theater, and I know that Jonathan would in turn be as inspired by what they had done."
"In another timeline Jonathan Larson is 54 years old, and he’s pounding away at a keyboard, writing something new. I wish I could visit it."