Archive for December, 2003

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Friday, December 19th, 2003

Playbill News: Roundabout Sets Lineup of Cast and Creatives for Broadway’s Assassins So here’s the final listing, and it’s pretty awesome. The latest surprise: James Clow, a former student I taught at Syracuse University. I saw Denis O’Hare do Guiteau at the reading that Roundabout held after the show was cancelled in 2001 – what a great bit of casting. All in all, it’s a smashing group. John Carrafa was to’ve done the musical staging originally – wonder what happened to him?

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2003

I didn’t know this article in Playbill News (Philly Composer Charles Gilbert Working With Innaurato on Gemini, the Musical) was happening until I began to get congratulatory emails from some colleagues. But there it is, folks, in black and white! Albert and I were at a presentation of Cy Coleman’s score for The Great Ostrovsky at the Prince last night and were introduced as the Gemini team. We’re both enjoying the work, and I won’t deny that the notoriety is (for the moment, anyway) kind of exciting too.

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Sunday, December 7th, 2003

Frank Rich’s current piece on Tony Kushner’s “Caroline” is also a provocative meditation on the state of our country. This is thoughtful, penetrating commentary on the arts and the society they are supposed to mirror. Dig it!