Here I am. I should be at least trying to sleep, but I can't sleep, what a foolish thought.
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My show opens tomorrow...oops, tonight.
It's been ten years since the original foolish idea, which was just a title.
It's been five years since I and a friend fiddled around with a concept, and kicked song titles out, each goading the other to higher levels of outrageousness. Song titles like "Goodbye, Mrs. Liddy," "We Are The Democrats," "I Am Not A Crook," and "How Could You, Mr. President."
It was a year or more of research, and nine months in the writing. Rewrites are ongoing, and will continue based on audience response.
But here it is, ladies and gentlemen: Opening Night on Watergate! the Musical. And it looks GOOD. Sure, there are some problems, including some cuts made by the director that I am just plain unhappy with, but all in all, it's much more beautiful than I could have imagined it to be. In the past year, Jason Brown, composer extraordinaire, and I have created (as one cast member put it) "something from nothing."
I am astounded, amazed, humbled and proud.
Wish me luck, wish me huge audiences, wish me good reviews...I wish you all could be with me on this special night.
And yet, I know you already are.