I guess I'm a slow study but it's taken the Internet and websites and social media and blogs to make me understand that Howard Ashman's fans are all over the world.
This blog is my attempt to make up for lost time.
Da Doo Blog
What does it mean?
...well, absolutely nothing unless you're a fan of Little Shop of Horrors. But it's a funny sound, a funny song and very much a part of Howard Ashman's legacy.
I’m Howard’s sister, Sarah and I hope you’ll join me here as I write about Howard Ashman – the man and the artist. Below is a photo from our family album. I don’t remember whether it was Halloween or a backyard production we were preparing for. It doesn’t matter any more, what remains is the photo and the memory of a brother who always had my back, who drew me into a world of imagination – and who was damn good with a makeup brush.
Da Doo - it means we're going to have Some Fun Now.
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 ...
Monday night's Howard Ashman Award and Cabaret to benefit Gay Mens Health Crisis was, in a word, incredible. The performances were stunning and the emotions and love in the room - for both Howard and Terrance McNally, this year's award ...
For the second part of my interview with Alan Menken, I wanted to explore his thoughts on some of the less well-known Ashman/Menken projects and to get his thoughts on what might have been.
As you know, I am a ...
We had to put the John Musker question countdown on hold this week since he's on deadline, but he'll be back next week.
While we’re waiting for John, though, I want to share with you a great essay by Frank Bruni ...
Howard died on March 14, 1991 – twenty years ago today. For twenty years, Howard’s companion Bill, our good friend Nancy and I have called each other on March 14 and said some variation of, “I just thought I’d call.” ...