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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 […]
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, […]
Hey, Sparks and Bainbridge fans! THE LADY FROM BURMA, the fifth in the series, comes out on July 25th. Between 4/26-4/28 , get 25% off when you preorder it online only at @BarnesAndNoble (#BNPreorder25)! Use code: PREORDER25. bit.ly/3Lv2Smk
I will be attending Malice Domestic in April and Bouchercon in August, and will happily sign either of my names to any book you have. Look for me at Malice at the Malice Go Round Author meet-up on Friday at 9:30, and on the panel, “When Were Flashbulbs Invented? Tales of Historical Research,” moderated by Catriona McPherson, on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. I will be available in the Signing Room for signing [hence the name] after the panel. See you in Bethesda!
Book 6 has been turned in! You don’t have to read the first five to enjoy it, but your enjoyment will be enhanced if you do! Buy them all! Keep the series going! I want to see what happens next as much as you do.
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!