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, […]
August 31st to September 3rd, Bouchercon, San Diego. I will be on Objection! The Law (and Lawyer) in Fiction (and the Lawyers Who Write It) on Thursday, 8/31, at 3:15 in Room 2; and I will be in the Author Speed Date on Friday, 9/1, at 11:35 in the Pacific Ballroom.
September 19th, 7:00 p.m. EST, Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT. Reservations!
I have added demos for two new shows: “Doreen,” a one-act with composer Dave Hall, and “Gilgamesh,” for which I did the book and Lawrence Rush wrote the score. Check out the Musical Theater Page!