Ken Mandelbaum?

Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 03:33pm
Reading "Not Since Carrie" for the countless time, and missing his writing. Anyone know what he's up to? Had heard a while back his health wasn't the best, but hope he re-appears somewhere and gives up more great musings on musical theatre.
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jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 03:35pm
Just re-read his Michael Bennett book. A splendid writer. Hope he returns to the public eye soon; more so, hope he is well.
Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 03:54pm
Love the Bennett book, as well, jv. I also adore his many liner notes. Always grin when I revisit a cast album and see his notes in the booklet. :)
"Broadway...I'll lick you yet!"
egghumor
Broadway Legend
joined:3/9/11
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 04:06pm
Thanks for mentioning Ken Mandelbaum. I miss his voice in the theater community. Naturally, he's been on my mind lately with shows like LEAP OF FAITH and most recently, REBECCA.
Mildred Plotka
Broadway Legend
joined:7/30/08
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 04:17pm
There are plenty of recent flops to fill out a Not Since Carrie: 2. And I'd love his thoughts on the off-Broadway Carrie revival, too.
"Broadway...I'll lick you yet!"
jayinchelsea
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/09
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 07:40pm
Ken was my neighbor for many years, and a close friend of friends, and I miss his writing too. No one was more incisive or knowledgeable about musical theatre than Ken; he spoke so authoritatively about shows even before his time, in the way Ethan Mordden does.
Come back, Ken, we miss you!
songanddanceman2
Broadway Legend
joined:8/31/06
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/26/12 at 07:44pm
He emailed me wanting a DVD i had, he does want to write another Not Since Carrie book according to him but he's enjoying relaxing.
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newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/27/12 at 02:29pm
Or a damn dirty ape.


EDITED: This comment makes no sense anymore, since the mods deleted a large number of exchanges. It DID originally make sense, though...
Updated On: 10/1/12 at 02:29 PM
leefowler
Broadway Star
joined:7/13/04
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/27/12 at 02:30pm
It's fascinating to me that after all these years, I've never heard one explanation of why he stopped writing...was it illness? Apathy? Writer's block?

Personally, I really miss him.
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twinbelters
Broadway Legend
joined:1/6/10
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/29/12 at 12:35pm
I miss his writing too. I hope he is well.
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 9/29/12 at 02:54pm
I always hoped for a Carrie update too (and would love a West End companion--the UK has definitely had their share of shockingly weird flops).
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 09:03am
My comment above, as well as several others, makes no sense at all after the late censoring of this thread.

I wonder why certain things are verboten to write about Mandelbaum?
Ed_Mottershead
Broadway Legend
joined:10/20/05
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 09:35am
Good question, newintown.
BroadwayEd
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 11:16am
If leefowler accepted private messsages, I could answer the question.
sondheimfan2
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/05
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:33pm
^I would like the (PM) answer to that question as well
newintown
Broadway Legend
joined:3/3/10
Ken Mandelbaum?
Posted: 10/1/12 at 12:51pm
Wouldn't we all?