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Brian Drusky, Concerts and Events Promoter-Episode #203

Brian Drusky has been a concerts and events promoter for more than two decades here in his native Pittsburgh. Brian founded Drusky Entertainment more than ten years ago after many years working with well-known concert...

Brian Drusky, Concerts and Events Promoter-Episode #203

Brian Drusky has been a concerts and events promoter for more than two decades here in his native Pittsburgh. Brian founded Drusky Entertainment more than ten years ago after many years working with well-known concert...

Andy Marx, Photographer-Writer-Musician-Episode #202

Andy Marx is an award-winning photographer, writer, and musician, whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal,...

Myla Lichtman-Fields, Playwright-Screenwriter-Episode #201

The prolific playwright and screenwriter, Myla Lichtman Fields, received training at The Juilliard School of Drama and a Ph.D. in Communications-Drama with a minor in film from the University of Southern California.  As a...

Ed Driscoll, Emmy Winning Comedian, Comedy Writer-Producer-Episode #200

Ed Driscoll is an Emmy Award-winning comedian, writer and producer who’s worked with some of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry including Billy Crystal, Morgan Freeman, Joan Rivers, Michael Bublé, Justin...

Paula Dinkel, Disney Lighting Designer-Author-Episode #199

Lighting Designer, Paula Dinkel, fell in love with stage lighting in junior high school.  Her dance and music training were a perfect lead-in to a life in entertainment lighting design.  Growing up in a military family...

Marcus Stevens, Writer-Actor-Director-Episode #198

Marcus Stevens is a New York based writer, actor and director. He wrote the book and lyrics for the award winning musical, Mythic, along with composer Oran Eldor.  Mythic was a winner of the NAMT Festival and subsequently...
Brian Drusky, Concerts and Events Promoter-Episode #203

Brian Drusky, Concerts and Events Promoter-Episode #203

Brian Drusky has been a concerts and events promoter for more than two decades here in his native Pittsburgh. Brian founded Drusky Entertainment more than ten years ago after many years working with well-known concert...

SC Interviews W Shatner 3-5-22

March 5, 2022

Steve is privileged to have interviewed William Shatner live on stage following a a screening of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn" at Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead before an enthusiastic sold out crowd.

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April 2022

Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical
will be presented in a new workshop
in London, England

SC Interviews W Shatner 3-5-22

April 25, 2022

Check out Steve having the tables turned on him when Robert Miller interviews him on the Follow Your Dream Podcast.

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StoryBeat is a lively podcast dedicated to a variety of storytellers discussing their unique process in creating art through storytelling. By listening to how successful creators develop and bring their work to life, writers and artists of all kinds are able to find great inspiration. StoryBeat focuses more on the “how” and “why” of creation rather than finished results, providing insight into the working world of storytellers and storytelling in all forms of artistic expression.

This was AMAZING to listen to. Wow…we talked about things in a way I NEVER have before. We went deep.

You asked such great questions, truly listened, and well directed our conversation. This is a spectacular example of a GREAT show and GREAT host. Thank you, thank you.

You are superb.

Debbi Dachinger

"Dare to Dream" Podcast

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Your Host: Steve Cuden

Steve is perhaps best known for co-conceiving the Broadway and international hit musical, Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical. He wrote the show’s original book and lyrics with renowned composer, Frank Wildhorn. Steve and Frank also co-conceived the international hit musical, Rudolf, Affaire Mayerling. Steve has written ninety teleplays including episodes of such well-known television series as: X-Men, The Batman, Iron Man, Xiaolin Showdown, Pink Panther, The Mask, Loonatics Unleashed, Extreme Ghostbusters, Goof Troop, Gargoyles, and Beetlejuice. He has published two popular books on scriptwriting, Beating Broadway: How to Create Stories for Musicals That Get Standing Ovations, and Beating Hollywood: Tips for Creating Unforgettable Screenplays.  He directed and co-produced the multi-award-winning horror-comedy movie, Lucky, for which he won the award for Best Director at the Nodance Film Festival. Lucky also won the awards for Best Feature at Shriekfest in L.A., The New York City Horror Film Festival, MicroCineFest in Baltimore, and the Weekend of Fear in Nuremberg, Germany. Steve is a retired Assistant Professor of Screenwriting at Point Park University, where he proudly taught numerous talented students about how to tell unforgettable stories for the screen.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following companies and individuals for their generous support in introducing numerous outstanding guests to StoryBeat.