Life’s a Pitch

Date February 21, 2013

If you want a career in musical theater, you better embrace your inner Harold Hill. Because to make it in the business, we all have to be salesmen (sales people?) peddling our wares. If you aren’t willing to make the pitch, as Harold Hill would say, “Ya Got Trouble.” This came up recently because I [...]

Do You Have Musical Theater Trust Issues?

Date November 27, 2012

I was coming up out of the Subway into Times Square the other day and, not surprisingly, was thinking about new musicals. Just then, I witnessed the perfect metaphor for the writer – producer relationship in musical theater. You’ve probably seen this very thing before if you’ve ever taken the subway… The elevator was broken [...]

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 [...]

Your New Musical: Why This? Why Now?

Date August 18, 2011

The festival of new musicals wrapped up last weekend at Village Theatre and I’m pleased to report it was a huge success! Village’s Executive Producer, Robb Hunt, and I took a moment to sit down over drinks to discuss where we envision each of the new musicals going in the future. I can say without [...]

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