Author: William Squier

Breaking Into the 4th Wall

“You’re never going to see us doing Annie,” stresses Gregory Allen, previous Artistic Director of New Jersey’s 4th Wall Musical Theatre. I was involved with 4th Wall because of what we offered our audiences: something they’re not going to see anywhere else.”

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Book Review: The Musical Theatre Writer’s Survival Guide by David Spencer

‘Making Musicals’ is book writer and lyricist Tom Jones’ intimate introduction to the business that he and composer Harvey Schmidt have been associated with since their first collaboration at the University of Texas in the late 1940’s. ‘Making Musicals’ is a very readable work. Genial wisdom tumbles out of the author like apples from an overturned basket. Jones relates the struggles of other well-known writers with a been-there-done-that sense of kinship. “The best a ‘teacher’ can do,” he states modestly, “Is to point out the problems and possibilities.” And so he does.

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Book Review: Writing the Broadway Musical by Aaron Frankel

‘Making Musicals’ is book writer and lyricist Tom Jones’ intimate introduction to the business that he and composer Harvey Schmidt have been associated with since their first collaboration at the University of Texas in the late 1940’s. ‘Making Musicals’ is a very readable work. Genial wisdom tumbles out of the author like apples from an overturned basket. Jones relates the struggles of other well-known writers with a been-there-done-that sense of kinship. “The best a ‘teacher’ can do,” he states modestly, “Is to point out the problems and possibilities.” And so he does.

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