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March 14, 2018

SavoyPR recently booked a feature by Barbara Hoffman in the New York Post for client Michael Colby, the librettist/lyricist and author. It came in advance of a concert version of his musical, Charlotte Sweet, (written with composer Gerald Jay Markoe) at Feinstein's/54Below in February. YAY!  Booking a feature is not an easy thing to do, and Barbara...

June 30, 2017

Amanda McBroom will be a guest of Peabody and Emmy Award winning journalist, Scott Simonon Saturday, July 1st for an interview on Weekend Edition Saturday.

The popular show can be heard on NPR radio stations around the country, or listeners can tune in on their various personal devices and catch the stream. McBroom is widely known for her G...

June 16, 2017

I have always loved my client Amanda McBroom's music. I think after learning of her through "The Rose," the next song that really floored me was "Putting Things Away." After seeing her perform "It's Still Spring" at Feinstein's/54 Below a couple of years back as an opening number, and making it (effortlessly) funny, I fell in love with that, too. A...

April 5, 2017

Last week I was having dinner with a pal at PangeaNYC while we waited for Gay

Marshall's performance of Gays's Paree to begin. The restaurant was playing her 2008 recording, Gay Marshall Sings Piaf la vie l'amour. As I was lost in the trance of the song "Avec ce soleil" (Jacques Larue, Philippe-Gérard), my companion all of a sudden blurted out...

March 28, 2017

He was a copy boy at the Daily News and later at the New York Post. He had a dorky made-up

joke he proffered endlessly to Jimmy Breslin, who regarded him...not at all.

Breslin often wore a sweater with a missing button – one which the copy boy would pick up at thecleaners from time to time, delivering it to his hero through a cloud of cigar smo...

March 7, 2017

My dear pal and client (for special projects), Robert Creighton, will be moving on from the off-Broadway production of CAGNEY on May 28th 2017, after over 500 performances of the musical he co-wrote with Peter Colley (book) and Christopher McGovern (music). Keith Sherman and Associates, the publicists who represent the show, report that produ...

February 28, 2017

A few years back I produced a Budweiser spot with sports pioneer, Stacy Peralta, co-founder of Powell-Peralta and the filmmaker behind the Sundance favorites Dogtown and Z-Boys, Riding Giants and Bones Brigade. It was awesome to sit in editing and VSFX suites with him for several weeks, while he worked his magic on a branded content piece...

February 23, 2017

Award winning performer, Kim Sutton, is about to put the "a" in "alt-cabaret" when she debuts Live to Tell - My Life, Madonna's Songs: A theatrical event conceived and created by Kim Sutton, Steven Ray Watkins, and Lennie Watts. What's so "alt" about it? There's almost no patter whatsoever! Kim's autobiographical show tells her very interesting li...

February 22, 2017

Here's my latest post  - on free speech - from The Clyde Fitch Report, published 2/22. I just don't think liars and hateful humans deserve a plush platform, as was temporarily given to Milo Yiannopoulos by Simon and Schuster. Let him publish his own damn book. Enjoy!

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