"Rumi, Zen, Jazz Hands: My Musical Theater Journey" - David Yazbek

Broadway composer and recording artist David Yazbek explains how we’re all hungry for entertainment, but what we’re really in need of, what we’re starving for, is connection. Yazbek shares how Zen Buddhism and Rumi helped him find that connection throughout his musical theater career.

David Yazbek’s varied career as a recording artist, Emmy-winning TV and film writer, music producer and pianist has led him to become one of Broadway’s preeminent composer-lyricists. His three shows, "The Full Monty," "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," have all been nominated for Best Score Tony Awards. He’s also received three Grammy nominations and a Drama Desk Award. His most recent musical, "The Band’s Visit," was a sold-out hit Off-Broadway and a hit on Broadway as well.