FOUND: new musical based on the 'zine


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Cool, I grew up with the guy who composed the score (Eli Bolin, who also does a lot of work with Sesame Street and other NY-based stuff). I hope this one gets a west coast tour.

This is at least the third time I’ve had the work of friends or family members show up on BB. I guess I should probably get off my butt and do something noteworthy myself sometime.


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If you dig around on the This American Life archives, you can find Rothbart’s story about meeting Misterrogers at his vacation home and talking with him about being a good neighbor.


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Thank you – must search now!

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Neighbors | This American Life

Davy Rothbart

When we were kids, my brother Mike wrote a letter to Mr. Rogers. My brother was six, I was three.

On a recent show, a deaf woman had paid Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood a visit and my brother wanted to tell Mr. Rogers about our mom because she’s deaf too.

A few weeks later an envelope addressed to Mike appeared in our mailbox. It was a letter from Fred Rogers. My whole family was pretty excited. Mike wrote to Mr. Rogers again, and they began a little correspondence. The next summer my family was headed to Massachusetts for a week’s vacation and Mr. Rogers invited all of us to chill with him for a day at his summer home on Nantucket Island.


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The premise reminds me of Veda Hille’s ‘Craigslist Cantata’: http://www.straight.com/arts/do-you-want-what-i-have-got-craigslist-cantata-simply-terrific


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