Isaac Babel and The Gangster King
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Denny Blake
October 5, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Composer,Actor,Musician and Music Director.
What type of theater do you like most to work on?
I like musicals....as a composer it's fun to try and propel the story through song....using recurring themes and reharmonizing the melodies.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
is about Russian gangsters in the 30's....It also has a play within the play with the characters trying to take over the show....sounds complicated but it is quite entertaining.
Are there any cautions or warnings you’d like to make about the show (e.g., not appropriate for little kids)?
Yes. There is sex,murder,suicide,profanity and a revolution....definitely not for kids.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
If you had ten million dollars that you had to spend on theatrical endeavors, how would you use the money?
I would use the money to show underprivileged children the wonder of theater...how they can learn about themselves by portraying someone else....i'd also put up my own grand 100 cast super musical!