I was charmed by a Broadway story this week: It Only Takes a Moment: Bette Midler’s Gracious Gesture
Bette Midler – who is apparently the highest paid Broadway star ever, currently leading the revival of Hello, Dolly – allowed Christian Dante White to take the final bow at one of the performances. The reason? White is an understudy and went on in the role of Cornelius with little notice, and little rehearsal and Midler wanted to acknowledge the impressive feat that was his flawless performance. More
“But if life were only moments,
then you’d never know you had one”
I am a terrible secret keeper. I love secrets so much, but I find it SO hard not to share. So, you can imagine my relief to have FINALLY announced The Musical Stage Company, our vision, and our upcoming programming after so many months of secrecy. More
In March, 2016, Alyssa Rosenberg from The Washington Post called Passing Strange “The musical anyone who adores ‘Hamilton’ must see.” Needless to say, having programmed Passing Strange, I was delighted to see this sentiment (that I share) put so boldly in print. More
This morning I sat down at my computer around 7:00am and devoted the morning to reviewing headshots and resumes. We have two shows that we are casting in December and we start booking people into auditions tomorrow for one of the projects. More
This time of year, I spend most of my days working at Reza Jacob’s music studio on Queen West. Set on the second floor of a three-story building, with apartments above and retail below, Reza’s studio has serious character with walls covered in mirrors and an old style bar tucked in the corner of the room hiding a sloped floor. Each day, we meet with one of the artists in UnCovered: Queen & Bowie. Starting with only a lyric sheet and a few ideas, a glorious, new arrangement of a Queen or Bowie song emerges through experimentation and collaboration within a few short hours.