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Well, nothing lasts forever, no matter how far you can see on a clear day.

We wrapped up at Irish Rep a couple weeks ago, saying goodbye after a successful 3-month run. It was a quirky little revival that got mixed reviews, but it sure felt great to be working at HOME again. And the dressing room cameraderie was just the best. Gonna miss these fools!

Got some good news last week about an upcoming project. It doesn’t start till January, so I’m gonna hold off on announcing anything specific online for now. Stay tuned!

Teacher, Teacher!

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Had the distinct pleasure of sitting in as guest teacher at On a Clear Days leading lady Melissa Errico’s musical theatre workshop class at the prestigious HB Studios here in New York. I’ve been doing a little private coaching now and then, mostly giving advice to colleagues and castmates preparing for auditions. But this was a whole different deal. A dozen students, a wide variety of ages, types, and levels of experience. I was a little intimidated to be teaching where so many famous acting teachers have worked their magic, but Melissa had done such a great job of creating a warm supportive atmosphere that it was actually quite easy to jump in with observations and suggestions. …

Part of the Cultural Conversation


Our leading lady Melissa Ericco has penned an essay for the New York Times titled “I Love Performing Those Songs, But What About the Gender Politics?” In it she discusses the challenges involved in presenting beloved classic musical theater in our current climate of #metoo awareness.

It’s a pretty hot topic in the Broadway community these days, with current and upcoming revivals of Carousel (domestic abuse as a sign of true love), My Fair Lady (“Eliza, get me my slippers.”), and Kiss Me Kate (a good firm spanking - COMEDY!) …

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