Exclusive Interview With Jill Eikenberry

Jill Eikenberry has had, to put it mildly, a remarkable acting career in film, television, and theater. Best known to the public as Ann Kelsy on L.A. Law, she’s a five time Emmy Award and four time Golden Globe nominee (winning in 1989 for Best Actress in a Drama Series). But that only scratches theContinue reading “Exclusive Interview With Jill Eikenberry”

Special Performance Celebrating the Life & Work of Tennessee Williams to Be Performed Online

The actor Harris Yulin and I put this together for Williams’s centennial and will be reperformed online Saturday starring Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin.

Interview with: Michael Tucker

always wrote but for the first fifty years or so I didn’t show it to anybody. It was something I did for myself. Then in 1994 — I remember because it was the last year of our TV show — I showed a friend of ours – a writer on LA Law — a story I had written. He said, “It’s a book.” And that became my first book. I guess I just needed a little encouragement.

A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!!

A Man Who Shook The World Passed Away. To Quote Arthur Miller, “Attention Must Be Paid” Little Richard has died at 87. John Lennon was not wrong when he claimed “A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!!” Is probably the greatest line ever written in rock history. If Chuck Berry provided much of the ground work for Rock’s musical inventiveness, LittleContinue reading “A-wop-bom-a-loo-mop-a-lomp-bom-bom!!”

Alexa, Correct My life Choices

Why Covid-19 won’t destroy theater in the long run, but will in fact help people realize how much, despite what technology has lulled us into thinking, the need to be in groups is an absolute necessity to feel fully human. Optimism comes about as naturally to me as, say, an appreciation of Post-Structuralist criticism comesContinue reading “Alexa, Correct My life Choices”

April Was The Cruelest Month

It’s important to stay positive, but I think it’s also OK to face up to when things objectively suck, too. I’m no expert on T.S. Eliot (actually, I’m no expert at a surprising amount of things, though Eliot is the only relevant one here), but I feel safe in saying the man wrote a fewContinue reading “April Was The Cruelest Month”

Always Listen to John Cleese

In which I discuss some of his more salient points in my post re: writing advice. John Cleese is a genius. And “genius,” like the words “avuncular,” “jazzercise,” and “zoftig,” are not words I use lightly, which is why they won’t be appearing in this post (apart from just then, obviously.) That Cleese wrote someContinue reading “Always Listen to John Cleese”

Blogging!

IN WHICH I DIP MY TOE INTO CHOPPY CYBER-WATERS TO SHOUT MY BARBARIC YAWP FROM THE ROOFTOPS OF THE WEB, AND ALREADY MIX MY FIRST METAPHOR! It’s a scary time to be a person working in the theater. Let me amend that. It’s a scary time to be a person. 2020’s whole low-budget apocalypse vibeContinue reading “Blogging!”