Phyllis Diller: "Susan Horowitz has analyzed female comedy and dissected it to the bone!"

Joy Behar: "A must for anyone who wants to crack the mystery of estrogen-induced yuks!"

American Express: “You listen to our concerns. Your methods to handle stressful situations work!”

Stark State College, John David, Faculty President: “Your outstanding keynote speech: ‘Celebrate Learning Diversity’ was highly motivational, educationally sound, and entertaining”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Entertaining and uplifting!”

Atlantic Cape Community College, Avon L. Chapman, Director,: “You are an energetic, charismatic speaker who demonstrates a high level of preparedness resourcefulness and mastery of the topic.”

Author-Gender & Humor, Dr. Regina Barreca: "a wonderful combination of somebody who puts women's comedy in context, and is a funny, effervescent performer!"



“Reel Romance with a Twist!” by Dr. Sue

Reel Romance with a Twist! 

Romantic Comedy by Dr. Sue (Writer/Actor/Singer)

New York New Works Theatre Festival logoNew York New Works Theatre Festival 

www.nynwtheatrefestival.com (5 Shows/Evening) 

Duke Theatre 229 W. 42nd Street (Broadway) NYC

Oct 17, 7pm – We’re in the Semi-Finals!

“Reel Romance is funny!” Beth Newbery, InfusionArts

Co-Star/Co-Director: Gorman Ruggiero

Production Assistant: Kellyrose Marry

Contact Dr. Sue: drsue@drsue.com 

NYNW Shows October 3- 21, 2017, Finals (Nov  6) 7pm

“Wonderful performance! Our family loved it!” President Sherry Su -Xu, Anwil Scholar Inc. Tutoring Center, International

“Your joy and spirit were infectious! How neat to satirize both “Titanic” and “Gone With the Wind”.

I especially enjoyed how you worked in Bette Midler’s “The Rose”. – Howard Gross, MENSA Speaker, Hollywood

“Your Act was AMAZING!!! I really enjoyed it!” – Alicia Nebblett-Roberts BMCC Alum, Registered Nurse

“Susan’s an inspiring, natural force on stage!  Reel Romance is a fun, interesting depiction of love.” Andrew Monohan, theatre composer

“Your acting was great – body language was excellent!” – Professor Elliot Fink

“Reel Romance was a ” reel” fun experience with a definite twist! You and your co-actor seemed so natural together.  And you on your own are quite charming.” Delores Morales, Actor-Singer

“Reel Romance stands for inter-generational/cross-cultural entertainment, love, and fun!” – Dr. Sue 

Reel Romance: what a show – and we’re a brand! Just like waistlines, we expand!

Like a pitcher needs a catcha, like a batter needs a ball

Reel Romance is comin’ atcha, here’s a list – and that ain’t all!

Radio: Reel Romance and Real Talk with Dr. Sue (JCT MultiMedia)

Reel Romance Dance with Entertainment! 

Reel Romance Fashion, Mixology, and Merchandise 

Reel Romance is a production of Empowering Entertainment by Dr. Sue

Dr. Sue’s works include: 

Book: Queens of Comedy (interviews w Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller) 

Singer/Songwriter: www.CDBaby.com/drsue2 , Radio WOS (Women Of Substance)

Television: Project Runway, NBC Women in SitComs, Good Day New York, etc.

Children’s Book of the Month Club: Read With Me

“SssWitch!: A Bewitching Musical”

 A Fun, Family, Anti-Bullying Show 


It’s a Cinderella story with a 

Switch by a Funny Witch!

(original book, lyrics, music) by Susan Horowitz, Ph.D.   


Dr. Sue Horowitz

Dr. Sue Horowitz

“Empowering Entertainment!”

 Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

 SssWitch!” – a Bewitching Musical! www.ssswitch.net

 CD: “For Heroes and Lovers”: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/drsue2

 Book: “Queens of Comedy”

(interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett,

Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Dr. Sue is an award-winning Writer/Actor/Singer: Books, Plays, Musicals, Screenplays, Poetry, and Songs.  

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“It Shoulda Been You” (Broadway Review by Dr. Sue)

Shoulda Been - Dr. Sue

Shoulda Been – Dr. Sue

Turn a wedding cake upside down, twirl it like a dreidel, and what have you got?  A modern, musical spin on a free-wheeling wedding farce!

This vastly entertaining show has plot twists galore, plenty of doors, discoveries, lover-ies and a superb cast (headed by Tyne Daly), director (David Hyde Pierce), and creative team Barbara Anselmi (Music/Concept), Brian Hargrove (Book/Lyrics).

Show Folk: Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Josh Grisetti, Edward Hibbert, Adam Heller, Michael X. Martin, Anne L. Nathan, Nick Spangler.

Hope you enjoy hearing me sing my original song:

“You Can Be a Hero” copyright 2015 Susan Horowitz

Creative Living by Dr. Sue: Ride’em Cowboy (and Girl) & Support the Arts!

Ride’em Cowboy (and Girl)!: Comedy and couple-dom are full of unexpected twists.  We get a choice – resist and stick with the “shoulda” or go with the ride. Which do you think leads to more happiness?

Support the Arts!: Without the arts, many children have no chance for a better, more fulfilling life! Without the arts, there is no real beauty, joy,  or civilization!

Dr. Sue’s mission is to create and perform empowering entertainment!


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CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367


Entertainment: Drama Desk Panel 2013

Drama Desk Panel 2013 at Sardis (L to R) Bertie Carvel, Jane Houdyshell, Ronald Rand, Isa Goldberg, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce

Drama Desk Panel 2013 at Sardis (L to R) Bertie Carvel, Jane Houdyshell, Ronald Rand, Isa Goldberg, Kristine Nielsen and David Hyde Pierce
Photo: Barry Gordin.

The 2013 Drama Desk Luncheon at Sardi’s served up convivial buffet of seasoned Broadway actors. Moderated by Ronald Rand Founder/Publisher of The Soul of the American Actor, the panel included David Hyde Pierce (Frasier’s brother psychiatrist) and Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike), Olivier Award Winner Bertie Carvel (Matilda), and Jane Houdyshell (Dead Accounts Wicked, Follies).  Topics included:

Acting vs. Life: Carvel asserted, “Acting is artifice –not life. Your job is to make it as lifelike as possible.”  Nielsen quoted Stella Adler, the famed acting teacher, “Your imagination is more interesting than your life.”

Comedic Acting: Pierce advises, “Tell story and be funny, humor is in writing. Comedy is musical and rhythmic. Really good actors have some kind of music in them.”

Acting in Farce, Fantasy and Musicals: Houdyshell, who performed in the fantasy musical Wicked, said,  “Wicked is a fantastical story, broader than life.  For and actor pretending comes from believing. When you wear a 35 pound costume and enormous wig, you know you must become something else!”

Directing:  Houdyshell stated, “I respond most creatively to directors who create a safe environment in rehearsal and don’t judge. I prefer collaborative directors who are interested in what actors bring to the table.”  Pierce added, “I recently started directing, which is natural for me. I’m always conscious of the arc of the whole story, not my character’s story.”

Audiences: Houdyshell commented, “Audiences sometimes don’t realize that the actors on-stage can hear them. I was once on stage pretending to be asleep, and these two ladies in the front row started arguing about whether I was a dummy.  The first one said, “I just saw her breathe.” The second one answered, “She’s a dummy – just look at her legs!”

Reviews: Pierce recalled the opening night of a play in which he played a lead role. After the show, he was sitting with his parents in a restaurant, and the reviews came out. The New York Times critic Frank Rich was very negative. The after-show party was cancelled and soon after that the production closed. Pierce said, “I just sat on that stage and cried – but I love this fantastic business!” Houdyshell nooded in rueful understanding.  “One reviewer said my accent was a thick as my ankles.  See, it always goes back to the legs.” Nielsen commented, “Reviews are a necessary evil. I don’t read them, but my friend does and gives me general tenor.” In contrast, Carvel, who reads all reviews said, “There are as many opinions as there are reviewers, and now with blogs, it’s infinite.  I forget the bad reviews.”

From Acting to Directing to Audiences to Reviews, the Drama Desk Panel was a rich sampling of advice and anecdotes.  Hope to see you at the upcoming Drama Desk Awards!

Lucy & Me at Sardis Photo Harry Kiernan

Happiness/Success Habits:

Take Reviews and Opinions with a Grain of Salt – take what’s helpful and ignore what’s useless or mean-spirited.  Most spiteful remarks come from ignorance, envy, or constipation (of the body or spirit.) This is easier said than done. As the great actress Ethel Barrymore quipped, “For an actress to be a success she must have the face of Venus, the brains of Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.”


(Photography: Harry Kierman, Barry Gordin, Editor: Jay Berman)


Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis
Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367

Entertainment: Broadway Close Up – Henry Krieger

Henry Krieger

Henry Krieger

Broadway Close Up, a series that mixes show tunes and show talk, hit a high note as host Sean Hartley interviewed Henry Krieger, multiple Tony-Award winning composer of Dreamgirls, The Tap Dance Kid , and Side Show.  Krieger’s talent was amply illustrated by a brilliant, soulful cast, superbly supported by talented musical director Andy Einhorn.

The chat included bite-sized, bio-tidbits: Krieger first collaborated with Dreamgirls lyricist Tom Eyen on The Dirtiest Show in Town off-Broadway, where singer Nell Carter (Ain’t Misbehavin’) stopped  the show,  Eyen and mercurial director Michael Bennett  (fresh from Chorus Line) regularly gave each other nervous breakdowns; and yes, Dreamgirls did have something to do with the Supremes.

The conversation/concert format neatly segued into medley of Krieger tunes sung by Broadway larks and lyricists.

Merkin Stage

Merkin Stage

The musical cast showcased the abundantly talented Moya Angela, Jill Abramovitz, Lilli Cooper, Erin Davie, Trevon Davis, Brandon Victor Dixon, Curt Hansen, Jeremiah Jones, Jared Joseph, Emily Jenda, Lindsay Mendez, Jarran Muse, Mary Testa, and David Yazbek .

The evening finished with Krieger singing his own stirring version of Jennifer Holliday’s show-stopping “And I’m Telling You, I’m Not Going” from Dreamgirls, proving that soulful singing is not just high-voltage vocal chops.

Coming up next on Broadway Close Up: Producers Andre Bishop & Ira Weitzman – Playwrights Horizons/Lincoln Center (Monday, November 5); Lyricists Who Changed the World – Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein, E.Y. “Yip” Harburg & Lorenz Hart (Monday, December 3).

All programs feature great singers and songsters, who will also be warbling at New York Festival of Song December 4, February 19, and March 12. All events are held at the Kaufman Center, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th Street, NYC.

For Details and Tickets, visit http://kaufman-center.org/mch

(Editor: Jay Berman)

Sue MimosaBlog by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz,Ph.D.  www.drsue.com 

CD “Keys of Love”  www.cdbaby.com/drsue

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, etc.) http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/219367