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What an amazing summer… The dream of “W-E” is finally coming true after 2 years of heavy duty writing, rehearsing, more writing, more rehearsing and most importantly previewing for the very first time at NYC’s legendary Triad Theater on July 2nd, 2012. What an amazing evening that was! And to think that it’s only the beginning…
Our team has launched a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WETheMusical for latest news, photo and video teasers, rehearsal exclusives and much more, so make sure you join the journey…
2013 should be an interesting year for us. While between now and Dec 2012, Timothy and I are reworking some of the songs, polishing the book and concentrating on readings and extensive rehearsals with our immediate team (director Leslie Dockery, stage manager Gwen Gilliam, producers Mr. TG himself, J David Moore, Donna Lynn Burns, Hattie & Eddie Jenkins), next year should be all about the staged readings, university and regional theater workshops, more live performances with my American muse, Mr. Graphenreed… All towards our big off Broadway premiere. So cannot wait, to say the least.
And meanwhile, of course, FINALLY nearing the completion of the memoir that has long been in the works and a full-length album (details TBC, very exciting!) to accompany the book like a good old traditional soundtrack… Definitely never a dull moment, that’s for sure.
Watch this space for the latest bits and pieces — and Timothy & I will be sure to post a video or two very soon during one of our upcoming rehearsals. It will be fun but also a little on the crazy side (unless our director and stage manager are there, and then we’ll have to behave ) so don’t miss it!
For now, though, sweet dreams from New York, New York — the city that never sleeps. Indeed.
Going home is something that always makes me feel extremely nostalgic for the good old times. By no means am I not happy here and now – in fact, I’ve never felt so comfortable and cozy, creatively inspired and lively in years, but at the same time, I still miss my home, am still very much aware of my roots but at times feel a bit unsure about the term “home” … Does it apply to Tbilisi or Moscow? Both have been extremely important in shaping my personality, my dreams and my drive. But could I possibly pick just one city out of the two drastically different places, both of which I still refer to as my “hometown”? I suppose this summer I’ll be able to answer this question (or not) at least partially. Moscow in June and Tbilisi in July/ August (not all the way through, of course, as I’ll be rehearsing, working on the book, etc. in NYC) – I simply cannot wait. Home(s), sweet home(s).
They say when it rains, it pours. And this certainly applies to one’s workload, too. What a ride it’s been over the past few months. Seems like all the ideas and projects in the making have swiftly turned into gradually approaching deadlines… and of course I love it. While there are many projects I’m in the process of finalizing, if I had to pick one that occupies the majority of my time (stage show, book, new record, “Wild” single/video promo work, etc.) I wouldn’t know where to start… The beauty of it lies in overall synchronicity and the fact that every aspect of my career – now more than ever before – falls under the same category: music. What a joy. I only wish I had more hours in the day to savor it all, one step at a time. To everyone who’s stuck by me through it all, I couldn’t be more thankful. Truly.
While this isn’t my first website to date, I have to admit it’s taken me absolute ages to commit to one for good. First, there was my debut official website at the age of 16 when most Russian and post-Soviet kids (or even grown-ups in that part of the world) rarely had a presence of any sort in the worldwide web. Thanks to my first manager, Yegor Shishkovsky, a big radio personality back home though broadcasting from the UK, I launched my website still in my teens with my very own … guestbook! Remember guestbook? Gosh, it was so long ago, I feel very, very old just thinking about it! But now, finally, a few websites and many more career moves in between, I’m so thrilled that I’ve got a brand new “home” on the web where I can introduce some of my newest songs, videos, photos, news and blog posts… you name it, I’ll make sure you get it – so stay tuned!