A heartfelt thanks to Richard Duckett, staff writer for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Richard wrote a thoughtful article about my Helen journey in the Telegram & Gazette, my home town paper, that appears in print today. It's very well written and manages to capture my idealism and optimism without making me seem delusional. (And that, I like.) And when the PR person from the Paley Center emailed me this morning and said that I showed up on her "Google Alert," I couldn't have been happier that the word about Helen is continuing to spread.
This article, besides helping get Helen's name out there, means a great deal to me because I grew up reading Richard's theatre reviews in the Telegram the way that New Yorkers look to Brantley and Isherwood for their theatre picks. I distinctly remember the pride I felt in 1991 when Richard called my singing "nostalgically sweet" in his review of the production of No, No, Nanette that Ken Davenport and I co-starred in. (The review still hangs in my parent's spare bedroom, framed.) I know it's not the NY Times, but this is just as big a milestone for me as the NY Times will someday be.
You can check out the article here.