Could you tell me more about the reading you did at Manhattan Theatre Club last
Saturday, 25 August 2001
Thanks for your question. Actually, the reading at Manhattan Theatre Club was not last year.
I believe it was in 1997. The show was called Snapshots. It's a musical for which Howard
Marren wrote the music and I wrote book and lyrics. It was essentially about a family and the
structure took the family from one particular Thanksgiving through Christmas. The cast was
terrific and included Gregg Edelman, Nancy Opel, Dee Hoty, Danielle Ferland, Phyllis Newman, Sal
Viviano, JoAnn Cunningham, Patti Karr, and Jerry Lanning. A lot of people seemed to love it,
but I knew that going farther would have involved a lot of work and, at that point, I was just
too overwhelmed with Scarlet Pimpernel and Saturday Night Fever. I do hope someday
to get back to it as there are some really nice songs in the score and Howard Marren thinks it's
the best work I've done, but then he's prejudiced.