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Fosse / Verdon…Verdon first….

I am sure many of you are watching the mini-series by Ryan Murphy – FOSSE/VERDON on FX.  I was so looking forward to seeing each episode as they unfolded, but since we were traveling I had the pleasure of watching four episodes back to back.  WOW…..that is my reaction. First, the format of the series

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LOTS to do……

And so my acquaintance asked me: “What does it mean to be an Associate Producer?  What do you need if you want that job?” I thought of that question as we were preparing for – and then producing – our reading of MISFITS at Carroll University a couple of weeks ago.  I suppose I’m being

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Easter Bonnet Competition!

This past weekend was a holiday weekend for Christians (Easter) and Jewish People (Passover.) As I watched the pictures of my friends prepare their Seder dinners and I, myself, cooked a turkey for Easter, I remembered a wonderful event that the Broadway community participates in each year – The Easter Bonnet Competition. The competition is

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Reading Photos…

Last weekend, we had our full reading of our first draft of THE ISLAND OF MISFITS – The Musical. In collaboration with Carroll University, directed by James Zager, over 100 supporters came to the presentation and gave us feedback on the show.  Enjoy the photos!  

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What’s in a title?

Have you heard of FEELING ELECTRIC, AWAY WE GO or EAST SIDE STORY?  Well how about NEXT TO NORMAL, OKLAHOMA! And WEST SIDE STORY?  All of these musicals changed their title before the show got to Broadway.  Why?  Well for a number of reasons. Sometimes it takes a while for a musical to gel…to come

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GIRLHOOD, one of the musicals we are developing now, is a song cycle that follows the lives of four girls as they make their way from middle school through high school.   We have been working in the show for about 18 months and are thrilled with the progress. I started this project by conducting, along

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