First show: “Carousel,” the Lincoln Center revival with John Raitt, 1965. I was 5 or 6. Odd fact that stays with me — the Starkeeper was played by Edward Everett Horton, whose name I recognized as the narrator of “The Fractured Fairy Tales” from The Bullwinkle and Rocky show. First off-Broadway show: “You’re a Good […]
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Now that the libretto for our musical “The Usual” has been published, I thought I’d tell you how it came to be. It happened because of the Raw Impressions Music Theatre. This was a wonderfully insane, low-budget project that would put together evenings of ten minute musicals written in 48 hours. Eight writers and eight […]
Those who know me know that Thomas Pynchon is my favorite author, bar none. He’s the guy I order in advance in hardcover, the one I keep when others get recycled. He’s the one I reread, hoping to catch more of what I missed, and God knows I miss a lot, because he is […]
My composer/collaborator/friend Joy Son and I have been selected for the York Theatre’s 2017 NEO program. Three of our songs will be featured in a concert on October 16, 2017, and there will be a developmental reading of our show next spring. Ticket info may be found here.
Coming September 25, 2017! Where Werewolves Fear To Tread, a new novel continuing the adventures of Sam Lehrmann, who made his debut in the story “Fresh Meat.” From the aptly named Thurston Howl Publications. Here are the first blurbs: “Where Werewolves Fear to Tread has everything I want in a suspense novel: heroes and villains large and small, a hidden book, and an ending that will set your heart racing.” Charlaine Harris. “A new alpha has joined the pack of paranormal writers. Alan Gordon blends science and mysticism in Where Werewolves Fear to Tread, along with appealing characters, a tricky plot, and enough suspense to make your hair—or fur—stand on end. It’s a howling success, and readers will be panting for more!” Leigh Perry, Author of the Family Skeleton series
My Kleban Prize-winning script for “The Usual” is in Volume 2 of Williamston Anthology: 10 Years of Original Theatre. Buy it here!
The Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin featured me in an article.
My appearance on “The Moth Radio Hour” is available here.