Why do good shows fail on Broadway?

Date December 13, 2012

As some of you know, I write a weekly article called Brisa’s Pieces (don’t laugh!!) about the business of theater for the licensing house, Music Theatre International (MTI). They have a fabulous website, and my article there this week struck a chord so I thought I’d share it with you as well… Have you ever [...]

Inspiration is for Amateurs

Date November 27, 2011

I love talking with my good friend, lyricist Don Black, because like anyone who makes a living with words, he’s full of fabulous quotes and anecdotes. One of his favorites, and now mine, is: “Jule Styne, the great Broadway composer, once said a great thing to me: ‘Inspiration is for amateurs.’” And Mr. Black and [...]

Being “Committed,” Not Crazy In Musical Theater

Date October 17, 2011

I’ve seen several new musicals in development this week and, as is to be expected, the quality of the shows was all over the board. However, what was consistently excellent at each and every musical was the COMMITMENT of everyone involved. I have huge respect for people who commit to a project in this crazy [...]

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