Monthly Archives: February 2013
WORLD PREMIERE OF BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY2/26/13
Hello, wonderful fans, friends and family! Great news! It’s been five years since I brought a new musical into the world, so I’m deliriously happy to be able to announce a new arrival this summer. On August 1 of this year, the Williamstown Theatre Festival will present the world premiere of The Bridges of Madison County, the musical I’ve been writing with the brilliant Marsha Norman based on the novel by Robert James Waller. Directed by Bartlett Sher, the show will run for only two and a half weeks, so get your subscriptions quickly! Williamstown is a fantastic theatre inRead More »
“LAST FIVE YEARS” PREVIEW #3: GOODBYE UNTIL TOMORROW2/21/13
Over here at the rehearsal hall, we had our first orchestra calls this week, and it was amazing watching and hearing these superb musicians start adding their voices to the process, guided beautifully (as always) by our musical director, Tom Murray. One week until we begin tech! Here’s more Betsy Wolfe from our January recording session. You can’t imagine how great she and Adam Kantor are in these parts – they’re going to be astonishing. Get all the information about “The Last Five Years” by clicking here! Performances start March 7!
“LAST FIVE YEARS” PREVIEW #2: THE NEXT TEN MINUTES2/15/13
Today, Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor and I finished staging the show. Now the hard work begins: defining the pace, the nuance, the size, and the real detail of these characters and their relationship. Getting to hear this cast in rehearsal every day is such a joy. You’ll see – previews start in three weeks! Here’s more footage of Adam and Betsy singing their asses off (and this was before rehearsals even started!), with me playing the piano and Gary on the guitar. Go to the Second Stage website for more info and tickets!
A “LAST FIVE YEARS” PREVIEW VIDEO2/9/13
Cast members Betsy Wolfe and Adam Kantor joined me (and the redoubtable Gary Sieger on guitar) for a pre-rehearsal recording session at New York’s MSR Studios. We’ll be showing you more of these sessions in the weeks to come, but here’s the first look at these two amazing singers bringing this show to life! Previews begin March 7!
SETLIST: PERFORMING WITH THE PROS at OCSA, Santa Ana CA 1/31-2/1/132/5/13
Two glorious nights with the wonderfully gifted singers of the Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana, CA. Thirty-five committed, fiercely talented performers, a great band, in the beautiful Margaret A Webb Theatre. Thanks to the kids for working so hard to bring my music to life, and thanks to Karen Rymar and Jeff Paul and everyone at OCSA for honoring me with this amazing weekend. I can’t even begin to express how joyful and glorious it was to sing with Anika Noni Rose; I wish we could perform together all of the time. As for the program,Read More »