Monthly Archives: November 2010

Critics and their power to close a Broadway show.

Wowsa…the Denis O’hare and Brendan Frasier play “Elling” is playing it’s last performance tonight after having only played 9 performances.  That’s a considerably short run.  The producers’ decision to close the show probably came after the almost unanimously bad reviews. … Continue reading

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Sondheim’s 80th birthday celebration at Lincoln Center

Now available on DVD ($20 at amazon.com).   Clips at pbs’s video page Speaking of pbs…have you seen the 6 part series on the Big Apple Circus?  It’s PHENOMENAL.  I may or may not have cried when it was over… -mk … Continue reading

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It’s turkey lurkey time..

happy thanksgiving. Is this the only musical theater song about thanksgiving?  Wait…is this the only song about Thanksgiving period?? -mk

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K&D Web Series

  Here’s a change of pace from our typical “musicals-about-death” norm: Michael and I have been working on a new web series, titled Geoff Russell is a Total Douche.  As you might guess, it’s an edgy comedy with what could … Continue reading

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Book of Mormon

Can’t tell you how excited we are for The Book of Mormon. Nobody does satire like Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  And Bobby Lopez’s score is going to kick ass. Check out this brief interview with the creators: I’m sure … Continue reading

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Things that are Awesome: Pregnancy Pact

As I believe we’ve mentioned before, last year Michael and I were fortunate enough to be part of the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program, an incredible educational opportunity for up-and-coming playwrights, composers, and lyricists. In addition to the profoundly insightful feedback … Continue reading

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Shortest verses EVER.

The chorus of a song is most often the catchiest. And most of the time, I’m willing to forgive a lame or poorly written verse if the chorus is super catchy and fun. And in an age of short attentions … Continue reading

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