The Adventure Continues

TT in the Blue Mountains and Sheldy in New York.

Culture Shock.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wave Hill

A beautiful garden and historic house in a very posh section of the Bronx surrounded by Hollywood homes. Who knew?

Friday, June 26, 2015

Central Park and Head Shots

A walk through Central Park after a doctor's appointment on the East Side

Heading towards Lincoln Centre and a new exhibition called....
Portraits dating back to the age of Edwin Booth and a fascinating look at how performers presented themselves. The exhibition includes personal letters to directors begging for auditions, proof sheets of photo sessions, and this extraordinary document below, producer Leland Hayward's list of actors considered for the role of Herbie in GYPSY opposite Ethel Merman.
Errol Flynn indeed! Also on view, Ed Kleban's original draft lyric for the opening number of A CHORUS LINE, much of which went unused. And a space for visitors to have their own headshot taken....

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sam Willmott's latest achievement

My stunningly talented friend Sam Willmott (centre) won this year's annual Kleban Prize for his lyrics, probably the most lucrative prize for a songwriter there is.$100,000 over two years!! Donated by the late Ed Kleban who wrote lyrics for A CHORUS LINE, the prize was awarded at ASCAP (who very kindly gave me my own wall)

 and I sang one of Sam's songs, "The B.F.G" from BOY-A ROALD DAHL MUSICAL, accompanied by another glorious prodigy, Matt Aument (left).
The ceremony was introduced by Maury Yeston (NINE, TITANIC, GRAND HOTEL) and presented by Richard Maltby, Jr (AIN'T MISBEHAVIN')

After the presentation Sam took us and his closest friends and family to a sumptuous Chinese meal at a restaurant we later discovered was lyricist Fred Ebb's favorite. Considering that Sam also won the Fred Ebb Prize this year, that seemed only fitting.

I love these two gents to pieces and will always be available for any project they should offer.
A little bit of video above

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ever After No More

Last view of Da Vinci who has Moaned his last Lisa.
and flown his last kite.
I will miss my gorgeous castmates including Alena Watters and Mr. Sheffield (Charles Shaughnessy)
The hotness of James Snyder and Charl Brown
You know you've made it when you get billing on a cake.

You have never seen a beard come off so fast on closing night.