A great night in Bawstun at 1776 at the Lyric! J.T. is a GREAT Ben Franklin, and Peter Carey was fantastic as John Adams!! The entire cast (with one exception - I had trouble with a certain Delegate from Pennsylvania with a Frank Sinatra swagger - which happens to be a role I have played twice -) was incredible (and to that actor - three words of advice - LEARN YOUR LINES!!) and I REALLY enjoyed this production - and that isn't easy since I've done it about 5 or 6 times over the past (yikes) 20 years - AND it happens to be one of my all-time favs .... so I am not throwing these compliments out lightly.
Topped the night off with drinks at the Hard Rock Cafe and now here I am, writing a blog and trying to get an idea for POWDER RIVER 04-02.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Going into Bawstun tonight (I hate the term Beantown, which is what everyone else calls it - I prefer to use the Bawstun accent myself) to see J.T. Turner as Benny Franklin in 1776! IT BETTER BE A GOOD ONE, J.T!! I hardly ever go to plays anymore, so this should be a fun night out, AND I get to have a drink or three first! Going in with CRT players Cynthia Pape and Lincoln Clark.
I have finished the first POWDER RIVER script for Season 4 which starts taping on Monday - so now I hope I can finish two more by Sunday.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Now that I appear to be finished with my rantings, I am back at work writing. Started POWDER RIVER SEASON 4 today - a bit behind schedule what with personal issues and also getting new XM product out the door, BUT - here I am writing Episode 04-01, titled IN CHICAGO (I may change the title, but most likely not). We start taping a week from tomorrow, so I need to bang out three scripts this week (I think I can, I think I can, I think I can ....). Going to see J.T. in 1776 this Thursday night at the Lyric in Baawstun, and then Friday night guesting on THE JORDAN RICH SHOW on WBZ with Jeff Gage, AND, tomorrow night we tape Episode 1 of our new series, FATHER BROWN MYSTERIES; and in-between that, its writing, writing, writing. I must say that, at the moment, the POWDER RIVER script is not coming along as easy as I would like. I really backed myself into a corner at the end of season 3. But, that's what makes it interesting!