Friday, June 28, 2013


I am so excited to announce ....

"Perfect Mothers" has reached its funding goal!

Many thanks to those who contributed, and to those who merely wished us well.  Tina and I are working hard to make sure the show is worth every penny, and then some.

Please enjoy this song

Living Proof

which is from the show.  It is a beautiful ballad about love, marriage and the greatest generation.

If you want tickets, they are free, but you MUST reserve with me.  Email me as soon as possible: 

Three performances only:  Wednesday, July 17, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, at 8 p.m.  The reading is at The Studio at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. 

We are all so excited!

Except for Baxter.  He's not really into musicals.  More of a straight play kind of dog.


Monday, June 24, 2013


I am so pleased and proud to announce that I am a recipient of The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant.

This is a wonderful trust that gives grants to artists and newcomers in the musical theatre field.  You can read about Ms. Sosenko and her career here.  During her lifetime, she nurtured the careers of Alan Jay Lerner, Joseph Stein, and other Broadway luminaries.

Baxter is really happy for me.

Not really.  He knows that this rewrite is really cutting into our walking time.

I applied for this grant as the book writer for "Perfect Mothers", which means we are even closer to our fundraising goal!

Thank you all to the people have donated so far - I am really moved and grateful for your support.  I will post again in a day or two with details on how to get tickets!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Yesterday I had a big ole script meeting for "Perfect Mothers" at the NYMF offices in New York City.  Their building is right next to the theatre where "The Book of Mormon" is playing.  I hope some of that funny brilliance rubs off on my work.

NYMF is a great organization, and they've got a lot of big talent working in their upcoming festival.  In contrast -- their building has the world's smallest elevator.  This elevator is so small that there is often a line waiting to get into it and go upstairs during busy office hours.

Luckily, our meeting was early and there was no line.

Except for Tina.  She's the wonderful songwriter on the show. 

We had a nice man take our picture in the teeny elevator.

That's me with the sunglasses on my head.  Wait, that's also Tina with the sunglasses on her head.  The picture is fuzzy because the man could hardly move his hand to shoot the photo.  There were 5 people in that elevator we were all pressed up against each other in that special," this must be New York" way.

I suppose they have a mirror in there to ... wait for it ... make the space look bigger.

The meeting was great and our director, Shelley Butler, and our Dramaturge, Mary Kate Burke, had some really good notes for me.  That's playwriting code for Lordamercy, I have a lot more work to do!

Our performances are July 17 and 20.  More details to come.  In the meantime, very grateful that the meeting went well.  And afterward ...

We took the stairs!  (That's Shelley with Tina.)