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Drowsy Chaperone, Here We Come!

Hello follks, here's our first post for the 2006 Broadway Sound Master Classes, which kick off in a few hours with a performance of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Marquis Theatre. It's been a stormy kind of day here in New York City, and we've heard from at least one attendee, Marc Schwartz, who's plane had been diverted to Philadelphia due to thunderstorms in the area. The sun's out now, so hopefully Marc and anyone else flying in today for the show will make it to the theatre in time.

Looks like we picked a winner for a show. The Drowsy Chaperone garnered 13 Tony nominations this week, the most of any other show, and is a front runner to win best musical Tony, though Jersey Boys also has its supporters. Of course, none of those nominations is for best sound design, since after all these years the Tony nominating committee still can't get it's head around the fact that this is a legitimate design discipline, but I digress....

I'm pleased to report that we have a record number of attendees who've signed up for the BSMC this year--over 65 in all. Credit faculty chair Abe Jacob for putting together a truly stellar lineup for this year's event. We'll be hearing from Abe, members of his faculty, sponsors, and even attendees on this blog over the next three days, in an effort to provide you with an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at this annual event.

We'll be back on Saturday with a full review of the show and a chat with Abe.....

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