THANK YOU ARTHUR LAURENTS
Rest In Peace, Arthur. You wrote my favorite musical of all time and gave me an opportunity I never took for granted. I grew up on Gypsy and it is one of the reasons I am in this business. A flawless piece about flawed people. It is now, and forever will be, my #1.
West Side Story has become a huge part of me and I am only sad that I never got to thank you properly. You captured a moment in time and thought that by exposing it society might change. Years later you noticed the need to share the message again and didn’t hesitate to take the lead and the risks to keep the show relevant and true.
For you I am grateful and forever inspired. Love.