Documenting the craziness.

Hey all! Well, it's almost that time!  The time my friends and family almost certainly know my answer when they ask if I have time to play.  Nope.  Gotta draw!  As my primary work for Broadway.com, I'm assigned to draw every show that opens on Broadway, a large number of which schedule their opening nights to meet the late April deadline for Tony Award consideration.  This year, there are 18 plays and musicals opening between March 5 and April 23, and I've got a stack of paper and a corner of a hard drive prepared to receive my impressions.

I've previously made videos showing the creation of one illustration (here, and, with the quick turnaround, here), but this time, I'll widen the scope a bit.  I'll intro with some content from February and March, and then focus primarily on the first 23 days of April wherein I'll be posting 14 individual sketches.  The preparation and process, the setbacks and silliness and sense of accomplishment.  And maybe some guests along the way.  I don't know.  We'll see.

But here, at the end of February, I've been given the opportunity to do a little research ahead of time with an assignment for Broadway.com featuring all 18 March and April openings.  I know a lot about most of the shows on my list, but this was such a great excuse to learn about unfamiliar ones.  It's going to be an amazing couple of months:

Gigi, An American in Paris, Wolf Hall Pts. 1 & 2, Something Rotten, Fish in the Dark, Airline Highway, The Audience, The King & I, It Shoulda Been You, The Heidi Chronicles, On the 20th Century, Living On Love, Skylight, Hand to God, Fun Home, Doctor Zhivago, and The Visit.

Gigi, An American in Paris, Wolf Hall Pts. 1 & 2, Something Rotten, Fish in the Dark, Airline Highway, The Audience, The King & I, It Shoulda Been You, The Heidi Chronicles, On the 20th Century, Living On Love, Skylight, Hand to God, Fun Home, Doctor Zhivago, and The Visit.

It's most likely that I'll not be posting a blog entry between now and the end of April, but I wanted to be preemptive and let you to know why that might be.  Hopefully I'll have something fun to look at on the other side  Cheers, all!  See you at the theatre!