Photo is from the terrace of my apartment in Antibes, from where I’m commuting daily to Cannes to help raise money for my film of My Old Lady (a/k/a Trés chére Mathilde). I’m directing, Maggie Smith and Kevin Kline are starring with Jane Birkin and Dominique Pinon. We’ll start filming on September 9th in Paris. How cool is that?
My memoire UN NEW-YORKAIS A PARIS has recently been published in France by Grasset, and is available for purchase from Amazon or directly from most French bookstores. I haven’t re-translated the text back into English because so much has happened since I turned in my manuscript, I have a ton of updating to do. Also, the focus of the French edition is pretty much things-French … Paris productions of my plays, etc. The prospect of going back into the manuscript and Americanizing the thing is a bit daunting. (It took me three years to write to the current edition.) Also, if the movie of My Old Lady works out, I’ll no doubt write a lonnnnggg new chapter. Anyway, UN NEW-YORKAIS A PARIS out and available in French … and I’d love you to read it.
So, here’s what’s happenin”… If you’ll be in Paris in April, I’ll have three plays running … Le Premier (Line) being revived at Theatre de Poche-Montparnasse where it ran on and off over a period of eleven years in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s being performed by Cie des Aléas, a brilliant young troupe directed by Léa Marie-St. Germain. I’ve been working with this company for the past several years. They’ve been performing a group of my short plays in a show called Horovitz (mis en piéces), which translates as Horovitz (Broken in pieces/plays). They won the critics prize at festival d’Avignon with thi show, last summer. They’re great. … l’Indien cherche le Bronx at Theatre Darius Milhaud… and Le Baiser de la Veuve (The Widow’s Blind Date) at Theatre Akteon with Tony LeGuern’s company. Tony and I have been working together for the past 100 years or so… I’ve seen both shows and they’re really good… On March 18th, The Indian Wants the Bronx will open LAByrinthe’s Theatre Company NY/NY Festival of plays set in NYC. Line is still playing at 13th Street Theatre (on, yuh, 13th Street), where it’s been playing continuously for 39 years… which is a tribute to how small the theatre is! On March 14th, Oliver Horovitz’s An American Caddie in St. Andrews hits better bookstores everywhere. Ollie will be doing a reading at Barnes and Noble on West 82nd Street (2289 Bway) at 7pm on the 18th. And, oh, yuh, if you’re in Lecce, Italy, on the 18th, Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto will be ending its tour with 3 Famiglie, directed by my Italian partner-in-crime, Andrea Paciotto. I’m beyond proud of this company… Andrea is an enormously talented director. His visual sense in unparalleled. Where’s Lecce? It’s in the heel of the boot… I’ve got to stop now… It’s feels like writing but it really isn’t. So, that’s my bragging/blogging for today. Don’t smoke.