Arden Pink, City Gray, Grounded Green

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Today I conclude my time on Broadway with the musical War Paint; here are some thoughts…….

I will NEVER be a Standby in a production again! I won’t miss the mess that is New York City, and have become one of those “back in my day” individuals who remembered when audiences dressed up to go to the theater, and ticket prices were reasonable. As far as the future of musicals? It seems that a ninety minute run with no intermission will be the preference, but for ...

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Reading of a New Work

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Just before I was going on vacation I received an email from my NY agent about an offer to participate in a Reading of a new musical entitled “The Museum of Broken Relationships”. I read the script and found it touching and very different.

“Museum of Broken Relationships”: http://somerledarts.org/mobr2017.html

The work is based on the museum established in Zagreb, Croatia and now there are museums in all parts of the globe which “present both physical and virtual public spaces created with the sole purpose of ...

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Goodbye to Summer and Broadway!

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It’s official! War Paint’s closing has been moved up to November 5th, 2017 due to Ms. Lupone’s need for hip replacement surgery sooner rather than later.

The entire company had taken a much needed week long vacation so that our two amazing leading ladies could have a deserved break before finishing the final weeks on The Great White Way, but Patti just wasn’t getting better. She had wanted to continue performances but, physically just could not ignore the issue. and the Producers wisely decided to close the ...

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“Yellow the wet wild strawberry leaves”

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The title of this post is from William Butler Yeats poem “The Falling of the Leaves.”

I’m familiar with the piece after recording my one and only album in the mid 1990’s; a masterful art song cycle composed by John Aschenbrenner entitled “To An Isle in the Water: The Poetry of William Butler Yeats.”

The work was produced by the Grammy Award winner Thomas E. Shepard, and getting it recorded was a monumental task. None of it would have been possible had it not been for the financial ...

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