Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Have You Met Darryl?

Michael Mitnick is a fantastic playwright whose Spacebar: A Broadway Play By Kyle Sugarman is the kind of fanciful, quirky, and ultimately heartbreaking kind of work that I aspire to. With lots of imagination and theatrical flair, Spacebar exemplifies the humor and creativity of much of his other works like Sex Lives of Our Parents, which was part of Second Stage's season last year.

Michael is also a musical theatre writer, having worked on tween musical Pencils Down with Simon Rich and Fly By Night with Kim Rosenstock and Will Connelly, which premiered at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto. Still, one of my favorite numbers from Michael Mitnick will remain this classic gem, about a boy named Darryl:

(Felicia Ricci singing "Darryl is a Boy (and He Lives in My Closet)"
at A Little New Music in 2009)

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