Were you bitten by the musical theater “fame monster?”

Date November 7, 2012

I attended a new musical reading recently where I had the great pleasure of meeting the show’s unlikely writers. You may have heard of them – Stephen King and John Mellencamp. First of all, congrats to these incredibly talented artists for taking a stab (pun intended) at musical theater with their new show Ghost Brothers [...]

Inspiration from an Icon: Legendary Lyricist, Don Black

Date October 31, 2011

I had the great pleasure of having dinner recently with the legendary British lyricist, Don Black. Besides being known for some of musical theater’s most eloquent and memorable lyrics in shows ranging from Sunset Boulevard and Tell Me On a Sunday to Bombay Dreams and Bonnie and Clyde, he’s also responsible for 100′s of pop [...]

The Collaborative Art of Musicals: How to get on the same page

Date March 16, 2011

Spending secluded weeks in the woods up at Running Deer Musical Theater Lab with musical writing teams, gives me a unique perspective on the inner workings of show creation. Believe me, I hear it all – the moments of brilliance and the inevitable conflicts.

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