And I know it!
As I make the transition from a Life in music to a career as a playwright, change is happening all around me. But still… we were out at “The Hill” in Central Park again lastSaturday. And even though we were dealing with the “Japan Day” parade… we had a wonderful time sharing music and memories and smiles.
AND… we’ll get together LIVE online this Saturday on “It’s Just Us”
Welcome to the site… welcome to my life. Okay, this is a very weird time to be me! I’ve been “That Guitar Man from Central Park” for over 30 years.
The Parks Department did not issue the permit for which I applied for this coming weekend. So we’ll do a very special edition of “It’s Just Us”. (We’ll crank it up at the regular Saturday time… 3:00 eastern.)
THEN — weather-permitting I’ll be out in Central Park again on Saturday, May 27 starting the music around 1:00 and, as usual, hanging out all afternoon until around 5:30. THERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS FROM “OPENING DAY” FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE.
“It’s Just Us”
At the onset of the pandemic years ago, we created a casual music hang that streams LIVE twice a week. Since then it’s grown into a beautiful, little community of fun people from all across the country and different parts of the world. We go LIVE on Wednesdays… at 4:00. And Saturdays we go LIVE from Central Park at 3:00. (Unless it’s a rain-out or an off-week. Then we stream LIVE from my studio.) When you join us at Patreon for whatever you’d like to pay, you automatically get email notification about every time we get together. It’s easy and it’s really pretty cool.
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AS A PLAYWRIGHT…
Things are getting really, really interesting. I have a feeling everything is about to break wide open all at once. (Anybody who jumps on board is in for a fun ride.) Two of my stage plays are very close to getting on their feet… one here in NYC and one out on The West Coast. (Email me and I can tell you more about that: firstname.lastname@example.org.)
BUT — a holiday romantic comedy musical I co-wrote with the brilliant composer David Friedman is being reworked into a made-for-streaming TV movie. That’s another whole new world for me.
I’ll tell you all about this stuff on “It’s Just Us”. See you at the usual time Wednesday… 4:00 (eastern).
MOMENTS from “The Hill”
Thanks for being in the audience
“The Something’th Annual Year End Concert” to close out 2022 was another reason I always feel like the luckiest man alive. Thank you to every one of you who showed up in the theater or watched the gig LIVE online.
Last year we took a run at an audacious theatrical experiment and a lot of you were the most important part of it… the audience. I assemble a cast of Tony Award-winners, veteran actors, exciting newcomers… just incredible artists to do a LIVE online reading of one of my scripts that’s now moving forward. (Chuck Cooper, Austin Pendleton, Jillian Louis, Teresa Reynolds, Jamal Thomas, David Andino, Paul Olson — stage directions read by Gretchen Cryer.)
This play is finding its Creative champions to bring it to Life in this coming year. It will kick the door open for several other scripts. Before the reading of “Jack Flew” at the heights of the pandemic, we mounted a LIVE online reading of my newest play, “THE GREEN ROOM”. As many of you know, I feel the time has come for me to make the transition from a Life as a songwriter to a career as a playwright… to get off the stage, sit in the dark with all of you, and allow my characters to speak to the world. Perhaps I can help hasten the day when “religion” is a curious, dark memory for the human race. (I have my own fun way of helping to achieve that goal!)
WE ALL CREATE TOGETHER
During the years of the pandemic I figured out a way to Create music videos in which everyone on “It’s Just Us” could participate. What a blast! Here’s just one of them! CLICK TO WATCH https://youtu.be/IK0slIasdJ4