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David Bryan
Bryan at the 2009 premiere of When We Were Beautiful
Background information
Birth name David Bryan Rashbaum
Born February 7, 1962 (1962-02-07) (age 57)
Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Genres Rock, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, keyboardist
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano
Years active 1978–present
Associated acts Bon Jovi
Notable instruments
Yamaha Synthesizers
Oberheim OB5 organ
Roland accordion

David Bryan Rashbaum (born February 7, 1962), better known as David Bryan, is the keyboard player of the American rock band Bon Jovi. With the band, he has co-written songs and sings backing vocals.

He is also the co-writer of the successful Broadway musical Memphis. He wrote the music and lyrics. Joe DiPietro wote the book and some lyrics.

Memphis played on Broadway from October 18, 2009 to August 5, 2012. The Broadway production won Best Musical in the Live Theatre division of the Golden Icon Awards, as well as four Tony Awards including Best Musical and four Drama Desk Awards. These make Memphis the most nominated show on Broadway.

Second musical

Bryan also co-wrote the musical The Toxic Avenger, also with Joe DiPietro. The musical made its off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages on April 6, 2009.

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