The Whitest Place in America: The Musical Theatre? The Clyde Fitch Report
The Brown Tweed Society is pleased to host The Clyde Fitch Report, the nexus of art and politics.
A press release that came over the CFR transom during this past weekend seriously caught our attention. Sent out by that most intrepid of PR flacks, the irrepressible Judy Jacksina, here was the (long-ish) headline:
DAVID SISCO & LORENE PHILLIPS
THE DIRECTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE WRITERS
CHANGE ONLINE MUSIC SALES FOR THE NEXT DECADE
A STAR-STUDDED INAUGURAL CONCERT
FEATURING THE MUSIC OF THE PARTICIPATING WRITERS
WILL DEBUT JANUARY 21
SECOND STAGE THEATRE
THEATRE HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BE MADE
Wow, that’s quite momentous! Theatre history is about to be made! Aside from the screaming all-caps (well, what can ya do, she’s a publicist!), we thought: Cool! It really is about time there was some online resource connecting and promoting the many-splendored writers making work in the American musical theatre. After all, how many times have you seen some posting on some site (we’re talking to you, posting people on All That Chat at Talkinbroadway.com) where someone writes “I need to reach so-and-so” and someone replies “Here’s how you reach them,” and unless you’re a stalker it’s all white noise?
Here’s a little more on the directory, courtesy of Jacksina: