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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

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

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

A year ago, a community theater in Ann Arbor produced God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. Somehow, though, I missed an article about the director, Rob Roy, and how he came upon the show.  Turns out it was a nice piece of ...

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Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie 1 Comment

God Bless You Mr. Rosewater Demos

God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, the first show that Howard and Alan worked on together, has been on my mind a lot lately.   Howard was artistic director of the WPA Theater and had just directed a workshop of Maury ...

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Posted on: November 21st, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie No Comments

A Little Brouhaha

A blog can be a sort of bully pulpit.  I don't think I 've really used it as such yet but here we go. A director named Nick A. Olivero requested, paid for and received permission to produce Little Shop of ...

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Posted on: July 8th, 2011 by Sarah Ashman Gillespie No Comments