Testimonials

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!"

Books

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“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 

www.ssswitch.net

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.  

Facebook (Susan.Horowitz1) , Linked In, Twitter @drsue6

copyright 2017 Text and Original Art by Susan Horowitz “Dr. Sue”  

TRU Producing/Investing/Marketing Panel (Theater NYC)

 

TRU - Theater Resources UnlimitedTRU (Theater Resources Unlimited – www.truonline.org) hosts panels and workshops for theater professionals at all stages of their careers. Audiences and Speakers include Producers, Investors, Artists, and Self-Producing Artists (SPA’s – because it’s so relaxing to produce your own show 🙂 ) Panelists include Commercial Broadway Producers: Eric S. Goldman (Entertainment Attorney), Patrick Blake, Van Dean, Jeremy Handelman, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, and James L. Simon. Here are my notes from the panel – with questions:

Why People Invest – How to Pitch and Choose Projects

1. People invest and produce for different reasons, including: profit– everyone hopes to make money, but people may invest for other reasons – relationship to creative team and/or producer, experience – the thrill of being part of a glamour industry, with opening nights, parties, and the chance to mingle with stars, passion for the project – the artistry, message, etc.!

Basic RGB

2. Is this show well-crafted? (I had the opportunity to successfully present my musical SSS…WITCH! ssswitch.net  as part of the TRU series “How To Write a Musical” – the experience was quite helpful!)

3. Does this show have a selling point? Is it based on a popular property? If so, does the producer and/or writer own the rights? Does it have a celebrity star? Will that star sell tickets?

4. Who is on the production team? Is there a capable general manager? Does it have a realistic budget? (cast size? sets? etc.)

S.A.F.E. – An Acronym for Smart Choices

1. S – What will Sell this Show?  A name-brand property? the concept? the celebrity star? the writing team?

2. A – Audience Who is your Target Audience (not “everyone” be specific – and spill over). Do these people go to the theatre?

3. F –  Funds How are your investors going to recoup their money – and how long will it take?  How many tickets do you have to sell – and how much will it cost to keep that show afloat? (You can make money beyond Broadway in stock and amateur rights. Musicals are more likely to tour than straight plays – and don’t forget licensing – shared by authors and sometimes producers!)

4. E – Environment What is happening in the world and current theater environment? Aim for relevance and avoid repetition.

Producers and Projects need to Match!

Producers choose shows for a several reasons – passion for the subject, love of the artistry, money-making potential, entertainment and fun, etc.  Nobody does everything well – or wants to – talent and funding need to match!

The Journey

Most shows don’t open on Broadway. They start in regional theatres, off (and off-off Broadway), festivals (for example, fringe and New York Musical Festival) London’s West End, International Venues, and today’s trend – the movie-cal a slick move from Screen to Stage!

Dr. Sue Sings "You Can Be a Hero"

Dr. Sue Sings “You Can Be a Hero”

Hope you enjoy hearing me sing my original song “You Can Be a Hero” from my musical show “Cupid’s Dart”   (performed at Theater for the New City)

“You Can Be a Hero” copyright 2015 Susan Horowitz

Creative Living by Dr. Sue: Do What You Love!

These tips are intended to help you make smart choices. But even if you never make a dime, if you do what you love, you’ll have the time of your life!

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!

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

 

“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!

 

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

Queen of the Mist Rules Off-Broadway!

 

Queen of the Mist - photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist – photo by Hannah Oren

Queen of the Mist rules Off-Broadway with an original, brilliant musical about the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel.  In 1901 Anna Edson Taylor (Mary Testa), a 63 year old con-woman with poker-straight posture and a temper to match, has been run out of several towns and the home of her married sister Jane (Theresa McCarthy).  Out of cash and stalking fame and fortune, she pounces on her last possibility for greatness -a feat that will establish her as proto-feminist, self-described “phenomenon!”  To bring in “the green” through bookings on the lecture circuit, she hooks up with a hard-drinking manager, Frank Russell (Andrew Samonsky), and they unexpectedly fall into something like love – which turns out to be harder to navigate than the Falls.  Mono-focused on her own feat, Taylor inadvertently encourages a presidential assassin (Tally Sessions), insults hatchet-wielding Carrie Nation (Julia Murney), hires and fires new managers (DC Anderson), and sells her last promotional postcard to a boyish soldier (Stanley Bahorek) who is headed to the front lines of WWI. Words and music are by 5-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa, who blends operatic intensity, humor, and melodic inventiveness; Direction is by Jack Cummings III, who makes imaginative use of the dramatic/comedic potential of the piece and space (an open floor framed by gauzy curtains that suggest both the mists of Niagara and early 20th century parlors – Scene design by Sandra Goldmark). Queen of the Mist is playing at The Gym at Judson Church 243 Thompson Street at Washington Square South, NYC through November 20. www.transportgroup.org

Happiness/Success Habits:

Single-minded focus, passion, planning, persistence, talent (like Anna’s scientific mind), and contempt for conventions – like ageist, sexist stereotypes – may make us a “phenomenon” and help us reach our goals. Arrogance, ambition, and the certainty that we are right can push us beyond the crowd and sometimes change the world.  But without compassion and compromise, we, like Anna, may wind up blind to the flawed people who love us  – a lonely queen of the mist of memory.

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

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

Book: “Queens of Comedy” (essays and interviews with legendary comediennes – Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller.)