Porgy & Bess For A New Generation On Broadway

Date January 17, 2012

Last week, The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, my latest Broadway co-producing endeavor, opened on Broadway. It was a thrilling evening. The cast, including the extraordinary Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis and David Alan Grier, brought down the house and I have to admit, I enjoyed rubbing shoulders with some of my favorite celebs including Angela Lansbury, [...]

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 [...]

Musical Theatre Missed Connections

Date October 3, 2011

I have a pet peeve and I need to vent! If you’ve ever been to a reading of a new musical, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Here’s the scenario: As people arrive for the musical reading, half the guests will find people they know, followed by the inevitable air kisses and hugs and that’s [...]

Sneak Peek Inside a Musical Theatre Festival: 29 Hour Readings

Date July 20, 2011

Welcome to Part 2 in the Sneak Peek Inside a Musical Theatre Festival series. If you’re just tuning in, I’m producing Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals and am blogging about the process over the next few weeks! Click HERE to read Part 1. The 29 Hour Reading Village Theatre’s Festival of New Musicals consists [...]

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