October 22, 2013
TT: Among the eggheads
Yes, I still have another life! As I mentioned in this space in August, Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, will be publishing an excerpt from Satchmo at the Waldorf in its fall issue, which is devoted to the subject of American music. The issue, guest-edited by Gerald Early, Patrick Burke, and Mina Yang, is now out, and I'm happy to say that it's full of good things, most particularly an essay by John H. McWhorter that delves into the all-but-unknown history of Early to Bed, the now-forgotten 1943 Broadway musical for which none other than Fats Waller wrote the score.
The publication of "Satchmo's Shadow," the excerpt from Satchmo at the Waldorf, marks the first time that any part of my first play has appeared in print, and I'm honored that no less prestigious a journal than Daedalus thought it fit to print.
Posted October 22, 2013 9:11 AM