Fri, 30 August 2013
DC #733: Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris Dish Dan Fogelberg Musical, Film Projects and General Hospital
The whimsical, haunting lyrics of late singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg have been "part of the plan" for legions of "DanFans" since the 1970's. Now, two amazingly-talented people are working to bring Part of the Plan: A New American Musical to the Broadway stage. On today's Daytime Confidential podcast, Luke and Jamey welcome Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris to talk about their new passion project.
Atkinson, a prolific indie filmmaker, shares what inspired her to embark on bringing a jukebox musical, set to Fogelberg's music, to the stage. She also reveals what lead her to partner with veteran daytime and primetime drama scribe Karen Harris (The Incredible Hulk, Night Rider, General Hospital, All My Children, Port Charles) on the project. Speaking of daytime, Harris reveals she's running for the board of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) again and dishes her thoughts on the genre's resurgence. She also talks about her new gig as an adjunct professor at Loyola Marymount University.