My song "You'll be here beside me" has been a quiet favorite of mine for some time. I wrote it for a show called Grand Magic, which I abandoned. But the songs kept nudging me that it wanted to leave the drawer and see the world.
Extracting a song from its very specific original context was an interesting challenge. It meant that I had to find the song a new context which doesn't rely on previous knowledge of character or situation, yet was specific enough to make sense and serve a performer.
Once I realized the new "story" I was able to go ahead and rewrite the song.
It quickly became a favorite of my friend and brilliant actor-singer-multi-instrumentalist Jen Eden.
Jen recently debut the song in her succesful cabaret 'Oboe You Didn't' in a new arrangement with Oboe and Violin, featuring Sarah Hawkey. I was so happy the song gets to live and breathe outside of my drawer and its original context. And so was the song.
Broadway and Off-Broadway stars and writers shine in BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL, a two night-concert to bring you more songs from movies that should never be musicals. Following a hit run at this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival, BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is returning by popular demand to the NYC stage.
BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL's return engagement is set for September 7th at 6pm & September 8th at 9:30pm at Sophie's NYC (318 West 53rd Street). Tickets for the concerts are on sale now and cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They can be purchased at http://broadwaysepicfail.brownpapertickets.com.
BROADWAY'S EPIC FAIL is an evening of songs from movies that should never become musicals, as written by the best in the business. The evening features numbers from Rambo: The Other Sly Stallone Musical, Mommie Dearest: The Epic Joan Crawford Musical, The Breakfast Club: The Musical, The King's Speech: A Royal Musical, Snakes on A Plane, Boogie Nights: A New Musical of Epic Proportions, and many,...
"Broadway Charity Songs" is a wonderful initiative by "Broadway Gives Back" which aims to raise money for important causes through new musical theater songs.
Each composer-lyricist is matched with a charity, and writes a song inspired by the charity's work.
All the songs will be performed in concert on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM, at Le Poisson Rouge.
I was matched with a wonderful charity orgnaziation - The Fresh Air Fund. Each summer The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, provides thousands of New York City children with unforgettable summer experiences that unlock their limitless potential. Inner city kids get to experience the great American outdoors, through summer camps and host communities that take kids for a few weeks of fun in the country.
Inspired by the Fund's great activity I wrote a sweet song called "Things I Discovered".
The song will be premiered at the "Broadway Charity Songs", performed by the wonderful Anthony Pierini who, at 11, i...
Since leaving for New York I was unable to attend each performance of “The House by the Lake”, as I did when I was in Israel. Yael Rasooly and Yaara Goldring, the show’s creators, have concocted an incredible show that is full of every imaginable theatrical device. The result is a touching and visually stunning show, that is surprising in every performance. That is why I was so happy to hear that the show will be seen outside of Israel too.
When Yael and I were working on the score, it was quite clear to us that the show should be seen internationally. And the show was written with this in mind. The show’s dialog mixes English, French, German Yiddish and Hebrew, and the songs’ lyrics are all in English.
A few weeks ago the whole production, with it’s massive sets, three actresses and crew traveled to perform in Paris. This was our European premier, and hopefully the first stop in many more in the continent. The show played at the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale as part of “Scènes Ouve...