🗣️< MASSIVE shout out and special thanks to Metropolitan Playhouse, Producing Artistic Director Alex Roe, Director John Long, Artist Danny Licul, and our amazing cast: Maxwell Bartel, Alia Chapman, and Kim Yancey-Moore!
🗣️< The reading of my brand new short play Grassroots on June 27th was AMAZING!
🗣️< And -- despite our physical separation -- the talkback afterward was deeply felt and thought-provoking!
🗣️< And the Zoom after-parties were a total blast! 🥂🤪
🗣️< I'm so thrilled and grateful that I got to meet so many new lovely and talented individuals through this process!
🗣️< Like everyone else, I miss the live theatre experience, but, at the same time, I find myself connecting with people I would have likely never otherwise met...
...and this continues to be a gift.) ❤️
My interview with Matt Williams is now one of my new favorites.
In our in-depth exchange, the veteran sitcom writer-producer -- and playwright -- opens up about his career path and his widely publicized "epic battle" with Roseanne back in the day and how that ultimately led him to his next best thing.
Williams seems like he will always be a playwright at heart, though, despite his TV success. And, as he prepares for the Off-Broadway world premiere of his latest play, Actually, We're Fu**ked at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, he describes the impulses that drove him to write the piece and why this "old white guy" thinks he has the perspective to tell a story about four potentially "fu**ed" Millennials.
Backstage.com recently included Mad Libs Live! in a feature publicizing an upcoming production of the show near Austin, Texas!
What's so extra super-cool about this production, though? The cast may include kids as young as 14! I don't think any MLL productions have cast kids so far, but it's an exciting idea on all kinds of levels and I look forward to more young talent participating in future productions!
In the meantime...put on your cowboy _____! Texas! Yee-haw!
National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of Fiddler On The Roof will transfer to an Off-Broadway, commercial run this January. Find out in my exclusive interview with CEO of NYTF Chris Massimine why this special production and NYTF's other cultural outreach strategies could be an essential antidote for our current social and political climate.
How exciting it was to have Mad Libs Live! perform at The Bushnell last month to a packed crowd of excited kids! This was the first of several engagements the show will play in the 2018-2019 season ahead of the full tour that begins in the Fall of 2019.
For more info on where we will be playing, or to book the show, please contact our friends over at Off Broadway Touring!
Thrilled to announce that I have been hired as an editor and contributor for the Clyde Fitch Report! I will be writing about leaders at all levels in the arts and politics who are making a difference as arts advocates, supporters and innovators.
Check out my inaugural post on the 2017 Spring Road Conference where I interview two top leaders in the Touring Broadway biz! And if you'd like more insights and info on the world of Broadway theater touring, please check out my blog, The Road 101 that I managed from 2009-2014.
And be sure to look for my next post on the CFR at the end of June! It's gonna be awesome!
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