CURRENT AND COMING EVENTS

  

Oct. 06, 2017
 

I apologize for the delay in sending out any information.  Unfortunately, my executive producer had to have an emergency liver transplant, and we have been dormant for a few months.  He is making an amazing recovery, and PINK is now on the move again.

 Since my last posting, we have been in talks with a major book publishing company regarding publishing the book...PINK.  We have also been in talks with a producer about making the movie PINK. 

 Today, my executive producer is in New York arranging for a Developmental Theater in which we can begin to develop PINK for Broadway.  Yes, PINK is going to be a reality.  We have not given up, and we will not give up.  The theater owner with whom we are negotiating actually owns two theaters in New York and 4 in Los Angeles.  He has expressed an interest in opening in both cities.  We are also in contact with a theater owner in Chicago and one in Florida. 

 Brett Boles has finished the ending song for the musical, and it is going to be amazing.
Please don't be discouraged.  We have not, and we will not, give up on PINK.

March 02, 2017

PinkAPlay Update: Many folks have been asking about the progress of Pink The Musical. In October, we had the first reading of the musical in New York. During the discussion, following the reading, it was determined there were a few changes which needed to be made. Brett Boles is currently finishing two additional songs which will complete the musical. The ending is also being changed, and that will make a tremendous difference in audience reaction.
The next step is to procure a “Developmental Theater” which is where we attract investors for the Broadway version of PINK. We are currently in talks with a theater owner to do just that. Once we have a theater, we begin rehearsals and actually preview the play for live audiences. This is also where we “tweek” the musical before going to Broadway.
When I held the first casting call in Jacksonville for the original play, no one showed up. At that time, God told me to “be patient”. Well, I had no idea he meant “this patient”, but I am learning.
Along the way, I have met some amazing, talented and wonderful people. Perhaps Brett Boles is the most dear to my heart since he immediately “knew” these characters and helped bring them to life with his lyrics and music. He has written some brilliant songs for PINK the Musical, and I pray he receives a Tony for at least one of them. I have been introduced to numerous people who have stepped up to help along the way, and I extend my deepest gratitude to each of them.
I’ll do my best to keep you updated, but remember things move slowly. I have been told it takes an average of 15 years for a new play to reach Broadway, and it has only been 3 years since the play premiered here in Jacksonville, Florida. Perhaps I don’t give God enough credit.
Please keep PINK in your prayers. My prayer continues to be it will “touch hearts and change minds”.

October 26, 2016
 

The demo CD has been made.  For the past two days, I was in New York for the initial “reading” of Pink the Musical.  Award winning director, Stephen Nachamie, was there to direct the reading and listen to possible changes.  Numerous Broadway stars, including some in Les Meserable and Grease came to read and sing the parts.  Award winning lyricist and composer, Brett Boles, was there, on the piano, playing and singing throughout the entire reading.  Brett has done an amazing job of putting the lyrics and dialogue together to bring the characters to life as I personally lived it.
 

Our next step is to “tweek” the musical and make any changes necessary.  We will then have the second and final reading where we accept investors for a developmental theater.  The location for the developmental theater is usually away from New York city.  The “developmental theater” is where we actually find the investors for the Broadway opening.
 

These things take time; however, I am constantly reminded of what God told me the day no one showed up for auditions for the original play, Pink.  He simply said, “Be patient”, and I am still “being patient”.
 

We will update this page as things happen.  We are hoping to open in the Spring of 2017.  Think “PINK” and prepare for “The Pink Revolution”.  

 

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“PINK” was originally a short novel which we turned into a play.  We produced the play locally in Jacksonville, Florida in August of 2013.  In the summer of 2014, Mee Mee TV spotlighted PINK at the “One Spark Jax”.  We entered talks with them about turning PINK into a movie; however, nothing came of those talks.  Friends of my Executive Producer discussed with him the possibility of turning PINK into a Broadway musical.

Jerry A. Wilkes, author and playwright, was honored with a prestigious award on April 2nd, 2016 at the  LGBT awards dinner.   The Awards dinner was held in the studios of WJCT in Jacksonville, Florida, and Mr. Wilkes won the “Best Writer” of the year 2016.
 

Brett Boles, award winning lyricist and composer who adapted Benjamin Button for the Broadway stage, is writing the lyrics and composing the music to transform “PINK” into a musical.  Mr. Boles read the original novel and couldn’t sleep, that night, until he had written the song running through his head., “I Don’t Have To Be Pink…..to love you”.  Although Mr. Boles is not gay, he loved the idea of writing a love song between two men.  His comment was, “How many composers actually have the opportunity to write a love song between two men?”  Mr. Boles actually came to Jacksonville in April and wrote most of the songs while here.  He is currently completing the lyrics and music and ought to have everything ready to make a CD by the end of July.   
 

Once the lyrics and songs are completed, we will make a CD of the songs and music.  We will then have a “reading” of the musical in order to attract investors for the “Developmental Theater”.  At that time, we will produce the play for investors in the Broadway Musical version of PINK which we hope to open in the Spring of 2017.
 

There will be some changes in the original play in order to produce it on the Broadway stage.
 

Act I will take place at the lake house of Dan and  Diane.  This is the lake on which they swam as children.   Dan has a degree in architecture and has built a lake house, complete with guest’s cottages”, where all the “friends” are going to plan the upcoming wedding of Dave and Robbie.   
 

Terry and Marcia will not appear in the musical.  They roles will be combined with those of Paul and Tanya, Paul being Dan’s best friend , and Tanya now having had a “brief” lesbian affair with Diane.
 

Robbie, of the gay couple, becomes the brother of Gweyn and Buddy’s uncle.  The roles of Buddy and Kinney will be expanded to show a budding “first love” between the two.
 

“I Don’t Have To Be Pink….to love you” is on the front page of this site and can be heard simply by clicking on the icon.  The other music is just as amazing, touching and beautiful, and I can hardly wait to release the upcoming CD.
 

In the future, we will utilize this page to bring you any current happenings with the Musical, PINK.  

March 02, 2017

PinkAPlay Update: Many folks have been asking about the progress of Pink The Musical. In October, we had the first reading of the musical in New York. During the discussion, following the reading, it was determined there were a few changes which needed to be made. Brett Boles is currently finishing two additional songs which will complete the musical. The ending is also being changed, and that will make a tremendous difference in audience reaction.
The next step is to procure a “Developmental Theater” which is where we attract investors for the Broadway version of PINK. We are currently in talks with a theater owner to do just that. Once we have a theater, we begin rehearsals and actually preview the play for live audiences. This is also where we “tweek” the musical before going to Broadway.
When I held the first casting call in Jacksonville for the original play, no one showed up. At that time, God told me to “be patient”. Well, I had no idea he meant “this patient”, but I am learning.
Along the way, I have met some amazing, talented and wonderful people. Perhaps Brett Boles is the most dear to my heart since he immediately “knew” these characters and helped bring them to life with his lyrics and music. He has written some brilliant songs for PINK the Musical, and I pray he receives a Tony for at least one of them. I have been introduced to numerous people who have stepped up to help along the way, and I extend my deepest gratitude to each of them.
I’ll do my best to keep you updated, but remember things move slowly. I have been told it takes an average of 15 years for a new play to reach Broadway, and it has only been 3 years since the play premiered here in Jacksonville, Florida. Perhaps I don’t give God enough credit.
Please keep PINK in your prayers. My prayer continues to be it will “touch hearts and change minds”.

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