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Posts Tagged ‘Alan Menken’

Howard’s Birthday

May 17, 1979 was Howard’s 29th birthday.  He had a show at the WPA Theater and it was opening night.  Opening night at the WPA wasn’t really as impressive as, say opening night at the Schubert.  The WPA was on ...

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Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 1 Comment

Little Shop of City Center

Well that was fun. First the Supreme Court agrees that people, all people, have the right to marry.  And be healthy. Then Little Shop of Horrors and Ellen Greene manage to raise the roof off City Center (hats off to Ben Brantley ...

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Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 1 Comment

A Birthday Gift

Today's Howard's birthday.  Let's celebrate. Last week,  my good friend, as well as Howard’s good friend and trusty assistant, Nancy Parent, called me with a discovery she’d made while cleaning her office. It’s a sketch for lyrics – not meant to be ...

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Posted on: May 17th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 11 Comments

Aladdin, The Tonys and More

The Tony nominations have been announced and it really is gratifying to see Aladdin get a nod for best score.  Congratulations of course, go to all of this year’s Tony nominees.  It’s a tough business and anyone making a living ...

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Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 5 Comments

Success

Justin Kudwa recently posted an interesting video on Feed Me.  It’s one I’d never seen.  From 1982, it’s an interview at the 92nd Street Y with a few theater luminaries.  They’re all talented, relatively new guys on the block, ...

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Posted on: February 20th, 2014 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 2 Comments

Writing and cutting

Maybe you haven’t noticed, but I’ve been struggling mightily with sustaining this blog. I don’t know if it’s writer’s block or just plain laziness but I find myself with all sorts of more important things to do lately.   The fact ...

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Posted on: November 20th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 8 Comments

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

The world of publishing is almost as rocky as the world of theater.  And the world of e-publishing may well be the rockiest of all.  Which is why you are reading the following essay here.  Written by Alan Menken, it ...

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Posted on: September 23rd, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 8 Comments

A New Cow In Town

So, did you miss me? The blog and I both had a strong hit of summer lassitude, but we’re back and, like kids going back to school, we’re ready with our figurative crayons and erasers for a new season. Not everyone has ...

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Posted on: September 11th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 3 Comments

Mid Summer Update

What with the summer and all, I’m being a little lazy about blogging.  I’m working to get my momentum back by September and will be posting some updates before then, too. Most exciting, for me anyway, is a great animated short ...

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Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 10 Comments

The Sprinter

May 17, Howard’s birthday, is always a special one for me and Bill and all of us who loved Howard. I wrote this post a few weeks ago, but I’ve been waiting for today – it’s a toast ...

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Posted on: May 16th, 2013 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 9 Comments