February 19, 2016

One morning last December,  as I was rewriting a lyric, I received a call from a man named Elliot Brown who told me he was from the Kleban Foundation.  ("Omigod, I'm a finalist. Do not get overexcited. A finalist is great, it's great. I am a finalist, a finalist, a fin...

November 30, 2015

On November 30, Phillip Palmer and I received the 2015 Fred Ebb Award for excellence in musical theater writing.  An incredible honor. Not the least of which because an idol of mine, Sheldon Harnick, was one of the judges. The materials we submitted (Phillip, music; me...

August 2, 2014

Our first staged reading of MY HEART IS THE DRUM–the entire show–will take place at the Village Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on August 9, 2014.


Our cast and music director are wonderful, and of course, we love our director, S...

January 23, 2014

Next week, next week! Seven days in East Haddam, Connecticut, at the writers colony associated with the wonderful Goodspeed theater. Phil, Jennie, and I working together on My Heart Is the Drum with a nice, cozy house to live in. Time shmoozing with other writing teams...

August 21, 2013

What an incredible opportunity–My Heart Is the Drum, with book by Jennie Redling, music by Phillip Palmer, and lyrics by me, was one of just nine musicals chosen out of 175 submitted to the National Alliance for Musical Theatre conference!  We will be presenting a stre...

February 11, 2013

Finally–a reading in New York! Don Brenner will be directing a reading of Jinxedat the Abingdon Theatre on Friday, February 22, at 7 p.m. Please come!


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January 29, 2012


Happy to announce that Jinxed will have two staged readings in Palm Springs, California, May 4 and 5. Jackie Cochran is a main character in the play; the real live Jackie Cochran lived in Palm Springs in the mid 20th century, and there may be many at the readings who...

July 31, 2011

In a staged reading elegantly directed by Richard Brock, Jinxed was presented on a hot morning in July to a devoted audience of festival-goers, and was voted by 5 adjudicators as the best of the festival. Helen Sneed commented on the “magnificent language,” and Eleanor...

July 16, 2011

If you happen to be in Dayton, Ohio on July 31, come see Jinxed at 10:00 that morning. The entire festival (6 plays) runs Friday evening, July 29, through Sunday afternoon, July 31. The place: The Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave, Dayton, Ohio, 937-424-8477....

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