It features music by Steve Marzullo (Once On This Island, Disaster! It will also be broadcast on the Entertainment Weekly Channel (105) on Sat March 18th at p.m., Sun March 19th at a.m., and on Wednesday March 15th at p.m.) and book and lyrics by Scott Logsdon (original Broadway run of Les Miserables). There will be encore airings on the Broadway Channel (72) on Friday March 17th at p.m., Saturday March 18th at p.m., Tuesday March 21st at a.m., and on Wednesday March 22nd at p.m.He produced/conducted the Dreamgirls concert with Audra Mc Donald (Nonesuch Records) and Hair with Jennifer Hudson (Grammy nomination).As a comedy writer, he has three Emmy nominations for "The Rosie O' Donnell Show." He is the author of My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan, The Rise and Fall of a Theatre Geek, Broadway Nights, The Q Guide to Broadway and several editions of Seth's Broadway Diary.Sirius – low in the south – is lording it over the night skies this month.It’s the brightest star in the sky, but it’s not particularly luminous.The henchmen's boots thunder through every stairwell. ' 'Yes, upstairs,' the neighbours denounce."Sirius and the Liliencrons narrowly escape to California where they change their surname to Crown.Carl works as a chauffeur for a movie star, meeting Rita Hayworth and his fellow émigré Billy Wilder, until Jack Warner recognises Sirius's talent and puts him on screen.
And it is a relatively young star: just 230 million years old, compared with the Sun’s venerable 5,500 million years.
Sirius roams Berlin, chatting to trees and raising a placatory paw in salute whenever he encounters suspicious Nazis: "The routes of his walks are still the same, but many familiar faces have disappeared." When Carl Liliencron, a distinguished scientist, is sacked, he regrets being slow to recognise the danger.
His son, Georg, is under no illusions: "This is no longer our country."Crown describes Kristallnacht with economy and immediacy: "One apartment after the other is emptied.
Popularly known as the Dog Star, its name derives from the ancient Greek Seirios, which means “scorcher”.
The dog connection also comes from the Greeks: when Sirius rose with the Sun in late summer, it heralded the hot and humid dog days’ when everything slowed down, and dogs were believed to suffer and become lethargic from its appearance. In Homer’s Iliad, he wrote: The Egyptians noticed this too: but to them it was good news.