I had the great good fortune to sit in with Christine Pedi today, filling in for Seth Rudetsky on Dueling Divas show. Diva du jour? We had a great time chatting about the Broadway, and she gave me many an opportunity to chat about The Lights of Broadway Show Cards™ and other projects I’ve got spinning. Y’all, SiriusXM is pretty amazing. As we departed the studio, there was Katie Couric interviewing Steve Perry. Christine and I were so distracted we forgot to take a selfie.
SO! The long-ago depleted SiriusXM Broadway card we created for a launch event will have to suffice. There’s Christine, Seth, Julie James, and John Tartaglia. We’re out of stock of these cards. Maybe a reprint is in order?
Some cards we talked about were our recent BC/EFA Flea Market release of “Preview” cards featuring the shows on their way to Broadway (that I was able to see in person in some form or other):
And among our various editions, we’ve featured kids who are key elements of Broadway shows. We had a run there where there were multiple shows with large kid casts. It isn’t easy to feature them all individually, but we wanted to feature some of these shows so the kids, many of whom are enthusiastic #Lightcatchers (LOB collectors), so they have a small corner of our card roster to call their own.
We chatted a little about how I land on ideas when drawing a show, and we used Once On This Island as an example. Here’s the piece I created featuring the current revival of the show:
Thanks so much, Christine, for having me on the show! I had a blast!
And just as a little extra something-something here, here’s a little video I created last year to show some of the details of my process. It needs some judicious editing, but here it is: