Dear Friends and Sideways fans,
Alas, I haven’t blogged in a while. My apologies. My life has been insanely busy. I’m going to begin blogging a diary on the First Class staging of my Sideways play at the St. James Theatre in London. Opening Night is May 31. I fly over for rehearsals, which begin April 27, the Saturday before. Tickets are selling, I’m told, at a record pace. I’ve never been so excited in all my life! From poetry to indie filmmaking to screenwriting to novels to … inexplicably, playwriting! I guess there is a fourth act to the writing life. And this one has been the most creatively reward of all.
The above images are the poster artwork for the play. The image on the right is the marquee of the St. James Theatre and the poster artwork of the play. The St. James is a 312 seat theater and the play will run from May 31 to July 9, and possibly be extended if it does well.
The director is David Grindley and the incomparable cast is, of course, entirely U.K. Here they are below. All so accomplished. I’m thrilled and nervous to meet them April 27. I’m sure they’ll want to hear everything Sideways, and, of course, those who know me, know that I won’t hold anything back.
Again, this was just a re-initiation to my diary posts of the past, so I’m going to leave it short. But now that I’m back up to speed, I’ll be posting these on the usual social media sites (Twitter, most notably).
London, here I come. Cheers and check back for inside info on everything Sideways the play.