Our fourth and final reading of the year announced.

It seems like just yesterday we announced our reading series, and now, here we are, 9 months later, announcing the fourth and final reading of the year! Usually we announce the next reading the day after our previous reading, so we’re actually a little late in this announcement. Why are we late? We chose a musical . . . and true to form, those f’ers just take more time to pull together.  :-) So what will we be reading on Monday, December 13th at 8 PM?  (Shouldn’t musical readings be called singings?) Date of a Lifetime, with book and lyrics by …

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I’m doing a reading of a new show and you’re invited.

This Friday, April 30th, at 12 PM & 3 PM, I'm doing my first readings of a brand new show I've been working on called Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating, & Marriage!  And you're invited!   Feedback from intelligent audiences is crucial for getting new shows off the ground (especially shows like this, as you'll soon see).  So who better to get that feedback from than you! Unfortunately the midtown theater we're doing the reading in is petite, so I can only hold 10 seats for each performance for blog subscribers. If you're a subscriber, send an email to …

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Got 2.5 hours to see a reading? No. Got 20 minutes? Who doesn’t?

I've written about the difficulties of "selling" a piece in a typical reading scenario before (and that entry is actually one of the most read blogs – see the new list on the left hand side of the blog).  They're in the middle of the day.  They are under fluorescent lights.  The audience's iPhones are vibrating a hole through their pockets, etc. And of course, one of the greatest challenges is that a typical musical reading is easily a three hour commitment for anyone attending.  That's a good chunk of an audience's very busy business day. So what do you do instead?  I'm glad …

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