Professionally, I direct the education programs for a large non-profit arts organization in Charlotte, NC. Theatrically, I have worked as an actor, vocalist, director, and writer. Currently I am working on two musicals - a farce and a historical drama.
Shows I have seen in NYC:
1995: Sunset Blvd, The Who's Tommy, Miss Saigon
1997: The King and I, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Titanic
1998/1999: Cabaret, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera, Ragtime
2000: The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate, Annie Get Your Gun, Jesus Christ Superstar
2001: The Producers, The Full Monty, The Fantasticks, Mamma Mia, Thou Shalt Not, Tick Tick Boom, Reefer Madness
2002: Sweet Smell of Success, The Crucible, The Last 5 Years, Into the Woods, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Urinetown, Oklahoma!, and the 2002 Tony Awards
2003: Hairspray, Frog and Toad, Take Me Out, Nine, Life X 3, and the 2003 Tony Awards
2004: Wicked, Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof, The Frogs
2005: Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spelling Bee, Light in the Piazza
2006: The Wedding Singer, Jacques Brel, Sweeney Todd, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Drowsy Chaperone
2010: Next to Normal; South Pacific; The Addams Family; La Cage aux Folles; A Little Night Music; Promises, Promises
2011: Anything Goes, Death Takes a Holiday, The Book of Mormon, Catch Me if You Can, War Horse, How to Succeed
I am an artist living in NC - Charlotte, specifically - and while I applaud Schwartz for taking a stand and for the intention behind his actions, part of me is saddened because it will negatively impact the city and artists who agree with him. The impetus behind the ridiculous HB2 was to rebuke the city of Charlotte for passing a law that allowed for greater inclusion and protection of LBGTQ individuals. It's sad that Charlotte will now bear punishment for th
59th Annual Drama Desk Awards-LIVE! Jun 1
2014, 09:26:29 PM
So does Marge saying Susan Stromberg count as an Adele Dazeem joke? I'd hate for Andy Karl to have to go to her house...
When Did You Fall In Love With Audra McDonald? Apr 27
2014, 01:34:31 PM
I was a fan dating back to Carousel and especially Ragtime, but became a devoted follower in the summer of 1998 when she came and did a special cabaret show at my university, Appalachian State. The show was on a Monday night off from Ragtime, and took place in what was then a coffee shop in the student union. She performed a lot of songs that would be on her soon-to-be-released "Way Back to Paradise" album - so in addition to hearing Audra's glorious voice that was also the night I was introduce
How Many Of The 40 Broadway Theaters Have You Been To? May 21
2013, 12:24:43 PM
So far I've seen shows at 28/40, but will add the Palace and Music Box to the list this summer bringing me up to 30/40. Considering I live in NC and don't get up to NYC that often - I'm pleased with (almost) 30!
My theatres still to-do list is: 1. Ambassador Theatre 2. American Airlines Theatre 3. Belasco Theatre 4. Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre 5. Brooks Atkinson Theatre 6. Ethel Barrymore Theatre 7. Helen Hayes Theatre 8. Nederlander Theatre 9. New Amst
Biggest News of the Decade May 20
2013, 10:46:57 AM
Gotham -- It looks like we share the same 10 year anniversary. Has it really been that long?
Upcoming Cast Reocrdings May 17
2013, 10:03:07 PM
Not Broadway...but the recording of the John Mellencamp / Stephen King musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" is released on June 4.
I heard the show was kind of a mess but I'm interested in hearing the score.
Encores! Off-Center Casting? Apr 22
2013, 04:03:58 PM
According to the City Center website, Cradle was performed at City Center with full orchestrations for the first time in 1947 with Bernstein conducting. (Wonder if this is foreshadowing?)
The only other one I am aware of (and my knowledge is at best limited) was a 1960 radio broadcast by the NY City Opera (per Wikipedia). There are some clips from this broadcast on YouTube.
Encores! Off-Center Casting? Apr 22
2013, 03:21:32 PM
I wonder if they are going to perform "Cradle" with piano only (as per tradition) or if they are going to use full orchestrations? I would love to hear Blitzstein's original orchestrations.