Among the many lines quoted from the films of Mel Brooks, one gem is the one the producer/director/actor himself uttered impersonating King Louis XIV while ogling a voluptuous lady of the court: “It’s good to be the king.” During the 2001 Broadway season is was certainly good to be Mel Brooks when his stage adaptation […]
Archives for June 30, 2015
If past Fringe festivals are any indication, thousands of people are preparing to descend on the new festival area of Trinidad/H Street NE neighborhoods July 9 through Aug. 2, where there is virtually no parking.
I was standing in my kitchen with a baby on my hip, and a toddler on the floor, making brownies, as I watched the Twin Towers fall. I felt sick. But that’s not the moment I decided to do this play. I decided to do it once I realized that even my lone voice mattered. […]
Subtitle: How to Write, Direct and Produce a New Musical by the Writer, Director and Producer of “How to Quit Your Day Job” Step 1) Don’t. It’s too much work. No matter how much you love what you’re writing about – it’s too hard. The rewrite process alone will kill you.