July 31, 2012
In three hours I'll be sitting in a rehearsal studio in Lenox, Massachusetts, watching John Douglas Thompson give the first reading of the latest revision of Satchmo at the Waldorf, the one that I wrote last month at the MacDowell Colony. I've never seen this version of the play or heard it read out loud. John, Gordon Edelstein, and I feel pretty good about it, but hard experience has taught me that you never know whether a show works, or how well it works, until you see it done. All I know is that we have three weeks to get it right.
Send some friendly thoughts my way this afternoon--and tonight.
Posted July 31, 2012 8:53 AM