Monday, August 31, 2009

Cecil Taylor

Tonight, at the High Line Ballroom. I've seen him at Castle Clinton and last fall at the Village Vanguard. Taking a night off from the show to listen to some jazz, baby. High Line has been programming some great stuff recently - a week ago I saw the great McCoy Tyner there.

Recordings are great, but no substitute for live music.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Busted Jesus in the UK

Announcements on the Above the Stag site, where last fall they performed "Letters" as part of an evening of one-acts. Very excited about this production in November, and hopefully will be able to work in a trip back to London to see it.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

And Thanks to this Poster...

who name-checked me in the Times review of the Public's "The Bacchae." (And thanks, Bob Goodman, for passing that on to me.)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Because what child doesn't love EURIPIDES?????

Coming new show. It's based loosely on Euripides' "Iphigenia in Tauris." And "Twelfth Night." And honestly, there's some Simpsons in there. Also Abbott and Costello. And a bit from Mary Tyler Moore. And "Valley of the Dolls." And yes, it's for kids. Stop making that sound. It is so for kids. Not everything I write is about doing terrible things to babies. I have facets.

It's "Effie Jean in Tahiti," with music and lyrics by Stephen Speights, frequent collaborator & Blue Coyote guy. This is the first time he's done music on a show of mine, though, since "A Bush Carol" about six years ago. We've got a great cast, choreography by Jonathan Hollander of Battery Dance, and we're all pretty excited.

So here's the info.

And here's where you buy tickets.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Coming Up Next...

..."Effie Jean in Tahiti," at Blue Coyote. Stay tuned for details, cast and dates nearly final. Paperwork is not signed yet, but I should have some good news about two other productions coming up very soon.