HOUSTON -- Houstonians hoping to learn the business of Broadway from noted entertainment attorney and author Dana Singer will have to educate themselves in other ways: her April 4 seminar has been indefinitely postponed, said Diana Weeks, an independent producer of mostly regional theater, who was helping to bring her to the Bayou City. Singer has apparently come down with viral pneumonia.
In 1997, Singer wrote the acclaimed Stage Writers Handbook: A Complete Business Guide for Playwrights, Composers, Lyricists and Librettists, published by TCG. The likes of Terrence McNally praised it, calling it a "bull's-eye".
Her Houston seminar, an all-afternoon session at a price of $30 per person, was to have occurred in the board room of the Alley Theatre. She was to have discussed the legal ramifications of such issues as copyrighting, contracts, royalties, licensing, adaptations. Her seminar also was to have been in conjunction with an appearance at a local bookstore.
No new date has been set as of now.
By Peter Szatmary