Thursday, August 9, 2012


Still warm from the glow of last night's triumphant opening, it is my enormous pleasure to announce that Joe Jackson's Night and Day is getting a shot in the city that inspired its creation.

On October 27, 2012, a 45-minute cabaret showcase of material from Joe Jackson's Night and Day will be produced by JD Productions as part of their N.E.W. Musicals series. Five singers will be cast in New York City, and I will travel up there for the first weekend in October to teach and rehearse music. The cast will rehearse with pre-recorded tracks for the next couple weeks, culminating in a performance of the show on Saturday the 27th, backed by the trio of musicians who have been there from the beginning: me on piano, Philip Hamm on bass, and Adam Young on drums.

The goal is to use this opportunity to invite industry professionals to get a look at the piece and hopefully see its potential as a piece of large-scale commercial theatre. So if you have any NYC theatre production connections, by all means tell them about the show.

I'm especially excited that JJ fans from the northeast who may not have been able to travel all the way to Central Virginia to see JJND will have this opportunity to see a version of what we've been doing. If we sell enough tickets, they may even add another show.

Meanwhile, back in RVA, the show has opened to an electric reception. Only seven opportunities left to see it, and plenty of tickets left. People who saw the show Wednesday are already buying tickets to see it again. Click over to Richmond Triangle Players' website and reserve your seats now! Spread the word and bring a friend. The only thing missing from the show is you in the audience.

Remember, August 11 is a special show with a bonus third set of music to celebrate Joe Jackson's birthday. This is a FREE mini-concert after JJND is over, so stick around after the show or come join us at around 10:15 if you're doing something else Saturday night!

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