Sunday, February 22, 2009

Composer/Lyricist Ellen Weiss on bringing a new musical to life we are 12 years later . My obsession with trying to write a modern musical about a very classic icon Audrey Hepburn is about to be satisfied on April 4, 2009. The official opening of Transport Group's production of BEING AUDREY. How do I feel...ecstatic and terrified and mostly grateful. I am grateful for my amazing collaborators, Jim Hindman...Book, Cheryl Stern...additional book and lyrics and of course baby genius, Jack Cummings III...director and master choreographer...Scott Rink.

BUT....The person who holds the biggest part of musical heart is Lanny Meyers...arranger...orchestrator...musical director. What can I say about this amazing brilliant award winning talent...He Gets Me.
I want to say a bit about people who support the arts. I have been blessed by the support of THE SHEN FAMILY FOUNDATION for the musical component of Being Audrey. Knowing that this foundation selected my piece gave me the confidence and motivation to do my best and most complete work to date. The National Endowment for the Arts also supported this production along with many other private individuals and friends who have believed in me. Bless them all.
If you're wondering where I'll be every night of the run of BEING AUDREY... I'll be in the audience at The Connelly Theater 220 East 4th Street. I hope to see you there. I'll be the one with her thumb in her mouth.

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