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Hello From London!

  It had been a long time since my last post, but I have been very busy this winter and lots to report! 2010 has started off with quite a flurry of activity. I began the year at the John W. Engeman Theatre at Northport on a new production of the Ray Cooney play Run For Your Wife directed by BT McNichol. You can see pictures of the production here.

  Next I headed to the beautiful mountains of Vermont and to Northern Stage for a production of David Grieg's new play Damascus. I am hoping to get some pictures of the production soon and I will post as soon as I do.

  At the end of February I joined director Johanna McKeon for a new production of Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian Chalk Circle at the New School of Drama. Johanna, scenic designer David Barber, costume designer Jacob Climer, Sound Designer Stefano Zazzera, Composer Steven Lighty, and I had a challenge with Bertolt Brecht's epic play but enjoyed bringing this work to life with the talented cast.

  I am currently in London working on the West End transfer of the Broadway revival of Hair for Kevin Adams. It has been a wonderful experience bringing the hippies of Hair across the Atlantic to invade the West End.

  I head home after our London premiere and will hopefully have plenty of news on upcoming projects for you when I get back. Until then!

F#@king Up Everything Pictures!

I just uploaded the pictures from F#@king Up Everything... It is a fantastic show that will be running at the New York Musical Festival thru October 17th at the 45th Street Theatre. I hope you can check it out!

Just finished up F#@king Up Everything!

   Last night I opened a wonderful new musical called F#@king Up Everything at the New York Musical Theatre Festival... Congratulations to all involved! The show, with music and lyrics by David Eric Davis, book by David Eric Davis and Sam Forman and directed by Stephen Brackett was a wonderful success and all of the creatives as well as the audience had a great time at opening. Keep an eye out, hopefully I will be posting some pictures of the production soon!

   Up next I will be headed to New Haven, CT to begin production on the national tour of The 39 Steps. After a fun filled summer travelling with the show to it's regional stops at La Jolla Playhouse as well as Seattle Repertory Theatre, we are teching the Broadway national tour and it will be coming to a city near you, so keep an eye out. It is a fantastic show and it has been a joy to work on with its amazing team.

  Stay tuned... I have several very interesting projects coming up at the beginning of next year that should be wonderful. They are still coming together, but I will post when I have more details...

Hello From London!

   I just wanted to write and update you all on my travels so far. I have been in Europe for 10 days now and having a wonderful time. A Longhardt Look at Love went really well in Edinburgh and is still running at the Fringe if you happen to be passing that way. It is at the Bongo Club just off of the Royal Mile. I hope you can make it.

  Since Longhardt opened I have been doing some exploring around the UK. I did take a train from Edinburgh to the highlands of Scotland, but sadly did not cross over the 4th Bridge as in The 39 Steps. It was a beautiful experience though. Now I am in London where I saw War Horses last night. BEAUTIFUL production and I hope that it comes to the states so that it gets to be seen there.

  Next up in my travels will be to the beautiful city of Munich. Lots to do there and LOTS of history. I will report back. I hope that you are all enjoying the last few weeks of your summer and Here's to a wonderful fall!

National Tour of The 39 Steps and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

   Just wanted to let you all know that I am gearing up for some travel for work and may be coming to a town near you! I am starting my travels this fall with a trip to the La Jolla Playhouse to relight The 39 Steps for Kevin Adams. This is the start of a 3 city section of the tour that I will be doing with the company this fall before the show heads off on its  official national tour in November.

  In between regional stops for the The 39 Steps I will be heading across the Atlantic to light a new one woman show called A Longhardt Look At Love at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Under the direction of Dan Kutner this will be a fun  new show that follows the fictional love life of a 90's pop star and his managers who are desperately trying to make him back into the star he once was.