I'm thrilled to be working with 6th Street Playhouse again to direct GEORGE M!. "George who?". George M. Cohan, the man that owned Broadway from 1904 to 1919. Almost forgotten today, Cohan was known as much for his ego and bad temper as for his shows and songs. He was Kanye, Lin Manuel, and Shorenstein-Hays all roled into one.
Cohan broke all of the rules. He wrote, composed, produced, and appeared in more than three dozen Broadway musicals, and published more than 300 songs (including "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway", "The Yankee Doodle Boy" and "You're a Grand Old Flag"). He used slang in his lyrics and didn't care what the critics said as long as he had an audience. He also owned his own theaters and fought the formation of Actors Equity. GEORGE M! is a non-traditional musical (originally written for Joel Grey) that looks at the dark as well as the bright side of the "Yankee Doodle Dandy". This is going to be fun!