When Billy Joel agreed to let dance legend Twyla Tharp flip his songs right into a Broadway musical it appeared like a surefire hit. However in previews, Movin’ Out was panned by the critics. It was quickly headed for Broadway and was set to be an costly and embarrassing failure.So how may Twyla flip issues round and avert catastrophe earlier than opening evening?
Cautionary Tales is written by me, Tim Harford, with Andrew Wright. It’s produced by Ryan Dilley, with assist from Courtney Guarino and Emily Vaughn.
The sound design and unique music is the work of Pascal Wyse. Julia Barton edited the scripts.
Due to the workforce at Pushkin Industries, together with Mia Lobel, Jacob Weisberg, Heather Fain, Jon Schnaars, Carly Migliori, Eric Sandler, Emily Rostek, Royston Beserve, Maggie Taylor, Nicole Morana, Daniella Lakhan and Maya Koenig.
Additional studying and listening
I first heard about this story from Twyla Tharp herself, in her sensible ebook The Artistic Behavior. Different sources embrace reporting from the Patriot-Information, Newsweek, Newsday, the Chicago Solar-Occasions, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Pulse and the New York Occasions.
A very helpful account is Robin Pogrebin’s “Movin’ Out Past Missteps“ New York Occasions, 12 December 2002.
A documentary movie, Flight of the Gossamer Condor, is a necessary supply on that subject.