‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Co-Creator Aline Brosh McKenna Pays Loving Tribute To Adam Schlesinger
For the previous 4 years, Adam Schlesinger, a Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter and Fountains of Wayne frontman, served as govt music producer for the CW musical dramedy Loopy Ex-Girlfriend. Collaborating with the collection’ co-creator/govt producer Rachel Bloom and Jack Dolgen, the trio earned 5 Emmy nominations, profitable of their final strive final yr. It was Schlesinger’s third Emmy total; he had beforehand received for co-writing songs showcased on the Tony Awards.
In an touching remembrance — or “egobituary” — as she known as it, utilizing a favourite joke of Schlesinger’s, Loopy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna spoke of her good pal of 25 years and their work collectively on the CW collection. She additionally shared audio of one of many “excellent” demos he created for the present.
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In the future, when Adam, Rachel and Jack and I had been working within the writers’ room, we talked about how somebody well-known had simply died. Adam commented on how, when that occurs, everybody instantly goes on-line and posts a private story about some small interplay they’d had with the well-known particular person. As a joke I referred to it as an “egobituary.” I actually assume that was his favourite factor l ever mentioned to him within the 25 years I knew him.
Adam was my husband Will’s roommate within the early 90’s. Through the years, we adopted his profession, unsurprised by his success. He was probably the most good, probably the most humorous, probably the most intelligent, probably the most musical. Once I thought Loopy Ex-Girlfriend may get picked up, he was the primary particular person I known as. Rachel and Jack had been going to want somebody to jot down 2-Three songs an episode with. All of us received collectively and so they fell in love with him. In fact they did. What a workforce they made.
Adam wrote or co-wrote 157 songs with Rachel and Jack over four seasons. He labored with each single solid member. He additionally produced each single music we made, along with his producing companion and expensive pal Steven Gold.
Adam was so humorous, so sort, so opinionated, so intelligent, so passionate. We labored collectively and agreed and disagreed and rejoiced and bemoaned and celebrated and it felt additional candy for me as a result of l’d identified him so lengthy.
I really like that man. I really like all of the recollections. I’m making this an excessive amount of about me, as a result of that’s what an egobituary is. I’m devastated for his household, his children, for Alexis, for Steven, for his CXG household, for the various, many who beloved him.
Final night time I stayed up listening to Adam’s demos. I’ve at all times beloved his singing voice. “What’ll It Be?” was a music that was powerful to crack. Immediately, with out a lot preamble, he despatched in a demo. Rachel and I stood in her workplace and listened to it and checked out one another, astonished, as a result of it was excellent. Right here’s the e-mail, right here’s the demo. Miss you already, Adam.
McKenna additionally posted a photograph tribute to Schlesinger, on Instagram.
Bloom, who earlier right this moment shared on Instagram that she had introduced house her new child child from the hospital, referenced Schlesinger in her be aware, which was posted earlier than the information of his dying. “Having a child within the NICU throughout a pandemic whereas an expensive pal was within the hospital 3,000 miles away made this by far probably the most emotionally intense week of mine and Gregor’s lives,” Bloom mentioned.
Yesterday, she requested her followers to maintain Schlesinger, of their ideas and prayers.