Check out the upcoming Lunch and Learn opportunities at Ohavi Zedek:
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Michael Colby “The What-to-Know Business of Show Business: how new musicals are developed today”
In this time when Broadway theater has been put on pandemic hold, author/lyricist/librettist Michael Colby will detail the current state of musical theater, and what it takes to develop a new musical with the limitations and expectations of the COVID era. His talk will include recent trends in writing for the theater and what future musicals will look like.
Michael is a musical theater historian and writer. His own musicals have been performed in New York, regionally and internationally. He is also the author of the popular book, “The Algonquin Kid,” about his growing up as a real-life equivalent to Eloise of the Plaza: his grandparents owned, operated and lived in the legendary Algonquin Hotel from 1946-1987.