The great Sondheim burst of the 1970’s was a decade of work unequalled by any other Broadway songwriter. [The Bock/Harnick run from “Fiorello” in 1959 through “The Rothschilds” in 1970 may be comparable, but that was their entire output. Sondheim, both before and after the 70’s, is responsible for several more musicals, including arguably three […]
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I’ve been plugging away at a pseudonymous mystery series, but I’ve tried to keep a musical project going simultaneously. For the last few years, it’s been an adaptation of “Gilgamesh,” for which I am doing the book and my old Lehman Engel Workshop classmate Lawrence Rush is doing the score. More on that as we […]
My synagogue hosts the recent traditional Purim debate, which in the past has been on the relative merits of hamantaschen vs. latkes. This year, however, they changed the topic to Pastrami on Rye vs. Lox with Bagels. I was proud to represent Team Pastrami. Here are my prepared remarks: I turned 60 this past Sunday, […]
A new website features videos of Moth stories. They picked mine as one of the first! Check it out here!
You like Sherlock Holmes? Who doesn’t like Sherlock Holmes? My first Sherlock Holmes story, “The Case of the Missing Case,” is in For the Sake of the Game, edited by noted Holmesians Laurie King and Lesley Klinger.
Added to the musical theater page — the recording of “Bad Reception,” my one-act with Mark Sutton-Smith, sung to perfection by Kristin Maloney and Michael Hunsaker. Give it a listen!
The Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin featured me in an article.