A “friend” in the press corp sent me this press release from the Pasadena Playhouse. In part it reads:
Dear Member of the Press:
It was announced today by producer David Shor and the national press representative (Keith Sherman & Associates) that Lonny Price will direct “Sleepless in Seattle – The Musical.” The world premiere of the new production will be at The Pasadena Playhouse in June 2013.
David Stern was also announced as the production’s musical director.
The composer and lyricist as well as the remaining creative team members will all be announced at a later date. A cast for the production, specific engagement dates for The Pasadena Playhouse run as well as on sale information will also be announced at a later date.
My “friend’s” response was classic:
Could you imagine a press release back in the mid 50s which read, “Today, producer Herman Levin and press representative Richard Haney announced that Moss Hart will direct a musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.” A composer and lyricist will be announced at a later date.
What the fuck?
Indeed. WTF. Just when you think the Playhouse is back on track…
About the Author: COLIN MITCHELL: Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Father, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Broadway veteran, Marvel comics scribe, Van Morrison disciple, Zen-Catholic, a proud U.S. Army Brat conceived in Scotland and born in Frankfurt, Germany, currently living in Los Angeles and doing his best to piss off as many people as possible.