Tonight is the opening of Ben Hur Live in Rome and I’m very happy with the results. The show is much tighter and the cast and crew are performing with wonderful enthusiasm. Last nights invited audience was very vocal and gave the cast a rousing ovation at the end of the show. So here’s to another opening of BHL – may it find a place in the hearts of the Italians.
Yesterday was the press conference for Ben Hur Live. The press attended in large numbers. Over 100 journalist attended marking the largest press conference to date. Following the press conference, I was given the opportunity by our producer Rolf Deyhle to hold the only genuine replica of the World Cup. It is solid gold and weighs about 10 pounds. Nothing like holding 10 pounds of gold in your hand! Dr. Deyhle was president of FIFA in the 90’s and owns the only privately held world cup.
Mike Fleming talks about The Bible: In the Beginning.
The York Theater announced today they will honor Barbara Cook in November. I’ll be directing the evening. Barbara was a loyal fan of The Boy from OZ . Copy or click on the link below to get the news.
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