A Gentleman tips his hat and says farewell.

Broadway and Hollywood lost a great Producer and a great Man on Monday, when Mr. David Brown took his final curtain call.

I met Mr. Brown (and his wonderful wife, Ms. Helen Gurley Brown) on only a couple of occasions, but I distinctly remember the firm grasp of his handshake and the warming welcome of his smile.  This was a man that loved what he did, and he loved to meet people that wanted to do the same thing.

The Sting, Jaws, and Chocolat (soon to be a musical, I hear) were just a few of Mr. B’s credits, along with both the film and Broadway production of A Few Good Men.

Good night, Mr. Brown.  We’ll do our best to keep up the gentlemanly standard you embodied so beautifully.

But you set the bar awfully high . . .

Broadway Producer Seeks A Few Good Men for Broadway Revival

And that Broadway producer is me!

I’m thrilled to confirm yesterday’s NY Times announcement that I am planning a revival of Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men to be directed by David Esbjornson for Broadway for the upcoming season.

It’s been twenty years since Good Men graced the stage of The Music Box, and I couldn’t think of a better time to bring it back.  For me, there has to be a reason to do a revival.  The piece has to resonate differently now than it did when it premiered.  And as I was quoted in The Times, A Few Good Men asks the difficult question of how far we’re willing to let our military go to protect our freedom.  That’s never been more relevant than today, especially for a play that deals with Guantanamo Bay.  Add to that the fact that Aaron is willing to roll up his sleeves, get his pen dirty and do a little re-writing, and you have the recipe for a thrilling revival.

More news on Good Men soon…

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