THANKS… that’s a wrap!
As I make the transition from a Life in music to a career as a playwright, change is happening all around me. We wrapped our 32nd summer at “The Hill” in Central Park.
NOW… grab tickets to the concert on December 16. (Details down the page.)
Take a few minutes to get in the mood. We’re gonna have a great time on Saturday, December 16. But it’s good to remember the power of music in this world. Enjoy this today.
OKAY NOW!!! We’re really enJoying our time hangin’ together LIVE online during the week! We had another fun hang on Wednesday with people from all across the country and around the world. Join us for the next one.
If you’ve never tried it and you want this week’s link, shoot me an email: email@example.com
NOW… FIRST THINGS FIRST
BIG ANNOUNCEMENTThis is the last time our annual musical tradition will be at Merkin Concert Hall. So I think you’ll wanna be a part of this as we say good bye to both 2023 and the venue we’ve called home for so many years.
I’ll see you LIVE online every week until the December concert.
4:00 (eastern) on Sunday. Check back and we’ll hang out LIVE online! “It’s Just Us” (Details further down the page.)
We had a great time at “The Hill” this year. The crowds were smaller than usual and the Hill” had fallen into terrible shape. But every time we were out there I shared music and smiles with lots of sweet people from all around the world. Denise sang with me again this season. The Goose Whisperer was on duty. We streamed LIVE from the park. And the songs and messages seemed to really land this year.
Quick Comment — I’m still living this Life with open arms and Love, but ZERO tolerance for people who voted for or continue to support the abomination that is TRUMPISM. As my song says, “I hope they feel like joining us someday.” But until that day, the rest of us have work to do!!!
“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 usually go LIVE on Wednesdays at 4:00. 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”.
MOMENTS from “Opening Day”
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. I hope you all come back this year!
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