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Richard Rodgers Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters

The Stephen Sondheim Award, American Music Theater Festival

Jonathan Larson Foundation Award

NEA Individual Artist Grant

Photo by Mark Garvin

Spirit Award for Best New Score

6 Barrymore Nominations, including Best New Play and Best Original Score

12 Spirit Award nominations, including Best New Play and Best New Work


"Peter Foley's intricately thematic, deeply impassioned, evocative score with its haunting melodies, sweeping choral moments and driving undercurrents, captures the heart in an instant. But its most compelling quality is how precisely it captures the complex spirit of the story, from its poetic lyrics right down to the details in the orchestrations." — Curtain Up

"As the current New York theatre season nears its final weeks it might be argued that the most emotionally charged, captivatingly written musical scene this time around depicted a young woman's discovery of a mathematical theorem proving a law of physics. Doesn't sound like something that sings? Well, add the dramatic element that by questioning religion through science she recognizes a simple elegance to the universe that solidifies her belief in God. Now that's musical theatre... joyful, engaging and intelligent." — Broadway World

“The show effectively communicates the exhilaration of intellectual discovery.... The power of Foley´s score.... the melodic urgency, rhythmic variety, harmonic invention and orchestral sophistication of his music compel the attention.... Phrases resonate in the memory: ‘Wheel in the engine,’ ‘I will breathe no word of this,’ ‘Symbol and sign.’ In a program note, Foley acknowledges a range of influences from Sufi plainsong to the rock band U2, yet what he has made of them is something uniquely his own.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

“From the time the overture began until the final note was played, the reviewer was riveted by a story of good and evil, ignorance and arrogance, of frustration and triumph compellingly told.... The Hidden Sky is different, provocative, a tad unusual, but musical theater to be thoroughly enjoyed.” —The Daily Pennsylvanian

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