I enjoy fantasy and science fiction shows when they’re done well. Major “Buffy” fan back in the day, and number “iZombie” and “The Magicians” among my current shows. I’ve also kept up with my Marvel Universe movies, although I am cutting their network offerings down to “Jessica Jones” because the writing and plotting of the […]
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In the first year of the Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, they rotate the lyricists with the composers for each project. The final project is a ten minute musical. Having gotten in with no real musical theater experience, I was panicky and insecure about having enough time to write one in three weeks. My solution […]
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 […]
I was a Jonathan Larson Grant Finalist this year for the first time. Maybe next year …?
My composer/collaborator/friend Joy Son and I have been selected for the York Theatre’s 2017 NEO program. Three of our songs, “Then It Turned To Love,” “Zap!” and “See Me Now,” were featured in a concert on October 16, 2017, and it was brilliant. Videos of the performances, as well as previous performances of our work, may be found at Joy’s YouTube collection.
Where Werewolves Fear To Tread is in print! 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 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.