Yesterday, when this article hit the Times, I was very excited.
Producing a musical about issues like this takes guts and determination. It's not an easy sell or an easy process. You hear plenty of other stories about shows that deal with serious issues that never recoup, but you rarely hear about the ones that do.
This also should remind us all of the hard work that goes into a show like this. There were multiple development steps in the show's long road to Broadway and each one was essential.
I think all producers can take a lesson from the pages of Mr. Stone's book in terms of determination and drive. He believed in this show so much and he worked incredibly hard to get it to this place.
I'm sure this must be as exciting for him as when he realized he had this hit on his hands.
Congrats Mr. Stone.
I take this as inspiration to find more daring work. What does this inspire you to do? Feel free to comment below.