Twenty years ago, a fledgling theatre company opened it’s inaugural presentation of “The Portable Pioneer and Prairie Show” by David Chambers and Mel Marvin. I was lucky enough to be part of that magical production for that very special theatre company
Small Off Broadway theaters and theatre companies have always been the estuary in which new and experimental work flourished. There used to be so many, and now, only a handful survive. And we are all the poorer for it.
A few days ago, we gathered again in O’Lunny’s, a midtown bar, and talked and drank and visited and sang together again. So many good friends. So many warm and happy memories.
I just hope I don’t have to wait 20 more years to visit and sing with them all again.
The cast of Ionescopade will reunite for a one night concert version of the show, to be presented at the York Theatre on August 15th. The following week we will be recording an original cast album. Very exciting. Although, aside from some mandolin playing, I’m not certain how prominently my completely mute character will be featured on the album itself. Never the less, I’m thrilled that this quirky little show will leave behind some sort of record for posterity.
Turns out Super Wings is going to be shown stateside. Starting March 14th, watch for it on Sprout Cable Network.
I’ve forgotten at this point how many different characters I’m voicing in this show, but the sessions were fun. Can’t wait so see how it all comes together!
I’m back at The Irish Repertory Theatre playing Seabon in their holiday production of “A Christmas Memory”, a musical adaptation of Truman Capote’s short story.
Set in Alabama in 1933, Memory tells the story of young Buddy, who is being raised by three eccentric cousins, and their last, precious Christmas together at home.
The show runs from November 25th to January 4th and , if you are so inclined, you can purchase tickets HERE
I’m rockin’ a new headshot these days, courtesy of photographer Ahron Foster. Photo shoots have never been one of my favorite activities, but Ahron made the process as painless as possible. The man is a real pro. I couldn’t be happier. Saving up now for a shot sans beard…
I am playing several roles on the soon to be released animated children’s series “Super Wings” including that of an old Zamboni. I would suggest you all see it, but I think it’s being shown in South Korea.
Back in NYC from my stint at Cleveland Play House playing the father as well as serving as Musical Director. Great company to work for, great cast and crew, and a really fun project.