MICHAEL SLADE is a playwright, librettist, award-winning children’s author, and Emmy-nominated television writer. His short play, THANKSGIVING was first produced by MCC in NYC.  AND A CHILD SHALL LEAD is regularly performed in regional, community and school theatres in the United States and around the world. The Roundabout Theatre Company produced a reading of UNDER A RED MOON, starring Kate Burton and Billy Crudup. UNDER A RED MOON subsequently premiered as a co-production between The Human Race Theatre, Dayton, OH and The Carnegie Center, Covington, KY in October, 2012. The Human Race Theatre previously commissioned CHANGE, which they produced in September, 2011. His musicals include AND THE CURTAIN RISES (music by Joseph Thalken, lyrics by Mark Campbell) which premiered at the Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA, March 2011, directed by Kristin Hanggi, and BYE, BYE BIG GUY (music by David Evans, lyrics by Faye Greenberg) which premiered at the Lortel Theatre, NYC as part of the 2007 NYC Fringe Festival, directed by Devanand Janki.  Mr. Slade has written extensively for young and family audiences, credits include POKEMON LIVE ! (which premiered at Radio City Music Hall before touring the United States and four continents) and nine musicals for Theatreworks/USA. His TV credits include ANOTHER WORLD (WGA Award nomination), ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Emmy nomination), DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and PASSIONS.  His children’s novel, THE HORSES OF CENTRAL PARK (Scholastic Hardcover/Apple Paperback) won the ISAR Award for Children’s Literature. READ FULL BIO


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    25 March, 2014

    Tonight I am going to see the Paul Taylor Dance Company. A friend who goes to most of their programs each season couldn't use her ticket and offered it to me. I'm looking forward to it on many levels... I love dance, they're an amazing company, and it's an exciting program. But there's one reason I am not looking forward to going. I detest that to see the Paul Taylor Comany I have to do so in a Lincoln Center venue now named the David H. Koch Theatre. Continue Reading >>
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    7 February, 2014

    I read Dylan Farrow’s harrowing open letter on the NY Times’ Op Ed page about how Woody Allen sexually abused and assaulted her as a child. Continue Reading >>
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    22 December, 2013

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