So much to talk about! The Miss Saigon tour, two local plays, and yes, our ideas for an improved Dear Evan Hansen. Be careful opening your Playbill. . . Opening song: Falco - Der Kommissar Closing song: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 OBC - Letters
In today's episode (mostly) Erica talks about (mostly) every version of the Phantom of the Opera, & its influence on her writing. Also, we swear more than ever. Hasa diga Daveowai! Closing song by Nightcore: https://youtu.be/e5difG-INqY
We're talking about Come From Away in this week's episode of T&E Theatre Factory, and why this is possibly THE best thing on Broadway right now. Why is this titled Hashbrowns? Well, you'll just have to listen and find out, won't you?
My husband and I just got back from several days in NYC, where we attended the 2018 Writer's Digest Conference for the first time ever. Because my experience, especially with Pitch Slam, was very positive and fruitful (all four agents I sat down with requested pages), I figured I'd make a blog post about it. … Continue reading My Experience at #WDC18’s Pitch Slam!
T&E Theatre Factory's 4th episode gets into Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Starlight Express, aka not exactly the high points of Andrew Lloyd Webber's career. We discuss a version of the former we saw at Theatre By the Sea several weeks ago, and Starlight Express even though we haven't seen it, and probably … Continue reading The Dreamcoat of Lies Express – Episode #4
The third episode of T&E Theatre Factory, in which we talk all about the one and only SWEENEY TODD: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We review Connecticut Repertory Theatre's recent version starring Terrence Mann, along with my years long obsession with the show, Travis' distaste for Company, and the closing of RI's 2nd Story … Continue reading The Business Gecko of Fleet Street – Podcast #3
In the 2nd episode of "T&E Theatre Factory" we discuss the 2018 Tony Awards, Ain't Misbehavin' at Theatre By the Sea, and introduce our dumb gecko, Davey. (j/k, we love you, Davey!)
Let this book go down in history as the one that made me decide to stop trying to find comp titles for the first novel in my series. WARNING: Long and ranty and full of spoilers! Where to begin. Girl Through Glass, by Sari Wilson, is one of the few books that's ever made me … Continue reading Book Review – “Girl Through Glass”
Hello readers! Welcome to my latest, non-writing endeavor - podcasting! My husband and I have decided to start a show about all of the theatre we see, so if you're into that, take a listen and let us know what you think. Links to relevant stuff from the first episode are in the T&E TF … Continue reading T&E Theatre Factory – Episode 1
Seriously. After the last book I tried reading as a potential comp for my own writing bombed (enough that I DNF and I *never* DNF), I decided to take a break from the others. I read some memoirs and a giant book of theatre reviews from the NYT, but before jumping into anything else huge … Continue reading About to Give Up on Comp Titles