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19 The Musical Premieres

19 The Musical Premieres

The musical I’ve been working on, 19, just closed its world-premiere run in Washington, DC, and I was pleased to see this thoughtful positive review by John Stoltenberg of DC Metro Theater Arts: "In 19: The Musical, Women Sing and Dance Their Way To...
A Timely Documentary

A Timely Documentary

Diane Rehm, the well-known NPR radio host, is featured in a new documentary I’m scoring. The film, called When My Time Comes, is about Rehm’s efforts to legalize medical aid in dying for people who are terminally ill. She took up the cause after watching...

Reunion Temptations

There are certain things that make me feel my age. The very idea of running is one of them; I fear that these knees have probably taken their last long stride. Another is the thought that my oldest daughter will soon turn forty. How dare she? A recent third: my 50th...
An Opportunity to Help

An Opportunity to Help

I don’t usually use this website for calls to action, but a friend of mine is in trouble, so I am making an exception. I met Richard Dean (everyone calls him Dean) nearly 30 years ago when he was a young hip-hop producer in the Washington DC area. He later...
The Four-Piano Gig

The Four-Piano Gig

Who uses four pianists for one show? My friend Dick Kaufmann does! I recently played at the crooner’s spectacular 80th birthday concert, at which he performed with an impressive array of musicians and singers he has worked with over the years. I played guitar...
At the Archives

At the Archives

Living in Washington DC, it is easy to get inured to treasures that we drive and walk past every day. Last night at the National Archives, we put on a reading of ten of the songs from 19, our musical about Alice Paul and the struggle for women’s suffrage one...

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