Sept. 12, 2011

Steven returned to the West Bank Café for the first time in eleven months! It was, once again, a sold-out event, with guests Analisa Leaming, Elsa Carmona and Bill Gross, with Steven sharing theater songs, stand-alone songs, and premiering his newest song from his latest CD, AHEAD OF MY HEART.

Steven’s musical, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, written with his principal collaborator Robert L. Freedman, was all set to open at the La Jolla Playhouse, starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays and directed by world-renowned Darko Tresjnak.

Then Steven and Robert were hit with a lawsuit, and the show – and much else – got put on hold.

A year, a month, a week, and a day later, the case against them was dismissed in its entirety. A huge relief…and now the show is back on track. Stay tuned for details as A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER gets back on its feet!

Steven recorded a new CD, AHEAD OF MY HEART, to help defray his share of the legal fees. Visit to purchase your own copy – and get a tax deduction to boot!

Mad Hot Ballroom!
The DVD for MAD HOT BALLROOM has just been released! You can hear the title track, written by Steven, at the official website:

MAD HOT BALLROOM has grossed over 7.5 million dollars, and is now the 9th most successful documentary of all time!

Steven wrote the theme song to MAD HOT BALLROOM, the smash hit documentary playing all over the country. It first played at SlamDance, the off-Sundance Film Festival, where it became the object of a bidding war, and was bought by Paramount Classics. Find it at a theater near you, and hear Steve's great new swing tune, sung by the incomparable Tina Fabrique!

A PACKED HOUSE CELEBRATED AT JOE'S PUB when Steve released his debut album The Time It Takes and on subsequent performances. Read the reviews!

is available now!

Steve's debut album, The Time It Takes, is out – and it's great!

Find out more about it, or just order it now!

WORKS IN PROGRESS... Steve was commissioned by the Harmony Project of the National Alliance for Musical Theatre to adapt A.R. Gurney’s THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, for which he was named Artist-in-Residence at the Eugene O’Neill Opera Music/Theater Conference. THE WAYSIDE INN, which he has written with his collaborator, Ron McGee, has just been optioned by Mick Leavitt, lead producer of this year’s TONY Award winner for Best Musical... The American Musical Theater of San Jose has commissioned Steve to write a new musical, CAMPAIGN OF THE CENTURY, with Robert L. Freedman.
Celebrate and CD photography: Joan Lauren
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