Whimsical musical Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist born from family tragedy

Jane Levy stars in Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist. PHOTO: LIONSGATE
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LOS ANGELES - The musical comedy drama Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist has an unusual protagonist: a woman who can hear people's thoughts and feelings as Broadway-style songs.

But as whimsical as it is, the new show was inspired by creator Austin Winsberg's family tragedy - his father developing a brain disorder that left him unable to move or speak in the final months of his life.

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