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Yes, I’ve really had an adventurous life–filled with world travels, producing musical theatre, writing eight books, studying the piano, being amazed at a lovely 40-year marriage and surviving a nutty original family.
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Marcia Seligson is a journalist, adventurer (nine African safaris), author of eight published books and a zillion magazine articles. Her first book, The Eternal Bliss Machine, America’s Way of Wedding was a best-seller. With a lifelong passion for musical theatre, she created REPRISE: BROADWAY’S BEST and was the Producing Artistic Director for over forty events in LA. She co-produced two plays on and off-Broadway and co-founded the Foundation of New American Musicals. My Mother Would Hate This Book is a series of stories about her life, the stars she worked with, her wild travels, her wild ideas.
I started my career as a journalist. While living in New York City in the ‘60s and early ‘70’s I wrote eight books, including the best-seller The Eternal Bliss Machine, America’s Way Of Wedding and then Options: A Personal Journey Through The Sexual Frontier. I wrote articles for virtually every major magazine and newspaper in America, many of whom sent me on excursions to various parts of the globe to interview Mother Teresa, shamans in Peru, a zillion movie stars, UFO crusaders and to experience glorious prides of lions in Africa.
I moved to Los Angeles in 1971, continued writing for everybody, and some years later decided I wanted to do something completely different with my career.
As a lifelong lover of musical theatre, and not finding enough musicals to thrill me in LA, I decided to start a theatre company, and created REPRISE: BROADWAY’S BEST. REPRISE produced short runs of rarely revived, classic Broadway musicals, working with stars who loved to take off a few weeks from their tv or movie stints to perform in Finian’s Rainbow, Hair or Pajama Game. The opening show was Promises, Promises and starred Jason Alexander and Jean Smart. REPRISE! was an instant hit. I served as the Producing Artistic Director for over forty events, working with stars like Christine Baranski, Kelsey Grammer, Judith Light, Tony Danza, and dozens more. It was thrilling and incredibly fun, even though when I began I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.
In 2008 I co-founded the Festival Of New American Musicals – a career shift from producing classic revivals to showcasing emerging creators of new musicals. The Foundation Of New American Musicals (as it is now renamed) has presented multiple live events throughout Southern California.
During that time and after I left REPRISE, I took seven trips on African safaris, swirled around the Far East, and co-produced a show on Broadway, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks and Not That Jewish off-Broadway. I've been involved for decades in organizations I created (The End Hunger Network) and several which I support in their work to end the climate crisis.
And then Covid invaded. There was no more theatre anywhere for a long time. I sat at my desk every day and decided to write my life story. The title came to me at 3:00 in the morning: MY MOTHER WOULD HATE THIS BOOK. I think it’s funny, intense, theatrical, silly, angry, political, sexy and deeply personal.
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