A Calculated Leap of Faith

Beatrice Schwartz, my maternal grandmother, graduated from Hunter College in New York City in 1919 with a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Latin. She spent her career as a teacher of the Pittman shorthand method at Walton High School in the Bronx.

Grandma was a lover of languages, literature, and the arts, a world traveler, and a crossword puzzle whiz, making fast work of The New […]

By | January 8th, 2019|


“I wanna be a producer.
With a hit show on Broadway
I wanna be a producer
Lunch at Sardi’s every day.”

– Mel Brooks
“The Producers”

I admit it. I’m a theatre geek. I’ve wanted to be a producer for as long as I can remember. Sadly, I’ve never had lunch at Sardi’s.

By the time my identical twin brother Mark and I were 17 years old, we […]

By | November 19th, 2018|