Theatrical Alchemy

Back in January 1999, in the basement of Lincoln Center Theater, I took part in a workshop of a new dance play called "contact" by Susan Stroman and John Weidman that within in the year would be elongated with a second workshop, open Off-Broadway at the Mitzi Newhouse, garner raves reviews and the New York Times anointing it a "new musical", extend into the new year and then, re-open upstairs in the Broadway sized Vivian Beaumont Theater. Within a few months "contact&quo...

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Readings and Workshops May 2018

With Karen Ziemba, Susan Stoman, Rebecca Luker and Kyle Harris - Little DancerLast week I spent doing a 29 hour reading of Little Dancer,  a long-overdue musical of breathtaking beauty by Susan Stroman, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.  Little Dancer now has a second production planned. This time for the 5th Ave Theater in Seattle, scheduled for the spring of 2019. Tiler Peck - Little DancerI am going NUTS for the new music Kate Nash (Brit alt-rock icon and st...

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The Shapes She Makes

Here are two great reviews to celebrate the final week of The Shapes She Makes. "One of the best theater pieces I've ever seen....I've never seen a story communicated so profoundly as I have in this show" - WGBH Jarod Bowen And "The Shape She Makes is an intelligent, deeply felt hybrid of theater and dance, relying on both forms to the benefit of both…" - Kilian Melloy from The Edge Boston

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