Tue, Feb 13|
3 West Club
SPEAKER: DAVID SPENCER | ENTERTAINERS: DARYL SHERMAN
DAVID SPENCER will speak about his newest book: “THE NOVELIZERS - An Affectionate History of Media Adaptations and Originals, Their Astonishing Authors—and the Art of the Craft”
Time & Location
Feb 13, 2024, 12:00 PM EST
3 West Club, 3 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Forty-five dollar admission includes a three-course lunch payable at the door by cash or check only
SPEAKER: DAVID SPENCER
Advance praise from New York Times and internationally bestselling authors Lee Goldberg, Alan Dean Foster, Max Allan Collins, Steven Savile and James Reasoner has already hailed it as “defini-tive”…“a milestone”…”an eye-opener”…“a genuine treasure”, “well-written, packed with information, and above all entertaining.”
Intertwined with its comprehensive history—reaching back to the silent movie era, moving forward through the British Book of the Film series and then into film and TV tie-ins through the decades—THE NOVELIZERS is also a deep dive into the craft of adaptive and borrowed-universe storytelling.
Spencer is an award-winning musical dramatist, author, critic and musical theatre teacher, whose work has been produced in the US, Canada and England. His most well-known credits as lyricist-librettist are two musicals in collaboration with composer Alan Menken: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, based on the novel by Moredecai Richler, and Weird Romance. He made his professional debut writing the acclaimed colloquial English-language adaptation of La Bohème for the Public Theatre; and as composer-lyricist wrote scores and orchestrations for Theatreworks/USA’s young audience versions of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. His published books are The Musical Theatre Writer's Survival Guide (Heinemann), the acting edition of Weird Romance (Samuel French) and Passing Fancy, an original novel based on the TV series Alien Nation (Pocket Books). He has taught at BMI, HB Studios and in London at BML and Goldsmith’s College.
ENTERTAINER: DARYL SHERMAN
“Taste, style, charm, singing, playing–as good as it gets!” – Michael Feinstein
Daryl Sherman has been a part of the New York City jazz/cabaret scene since the mid-70s and she is one of the rare singing pianists equally talented in both roles. Sherman is a unique stylist with charm, quick wit, and chemistry with her audiences.
From her early stints at Sinatra hang-outs like Jilly’s, Jimmy Weston’s, Eddie Condon’s there’s hardly a jazz joint, supper club or hotel Daryl has missed. She is best known for a 14 year run at the Waldorf-Astoria playing the famed Cole Porter Steinway. When Artie Shaw formed a new band after his retirement, Sherman was his chosen singer, calling her "a first rate singer/musician.” She’s appeared with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra plus Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. Daryl also continues to tour in the UK and Japan. She appears weekly 12- 3pm at Park Avenue Plaza and occasional stints at Mezzrow Jazz Club and Birdland. Her many CDs are in regular rotation on Cable TV's Music Choice, \WNYC and Spotify.