John Freed spent 32 years as an editor at The New York Times crafting other people’s stories.
“Now,” he said, “it’s time to tell my own.”
His first creation, Sex Anyone, is an old-fashioned musical with an offbeat subject: the struggle to recover from sexual obsession. The show, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics, is making its world premiere at the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
“Think of the golden age of Broadway musicals,” Freed said. “Soaring music, yes, but the subjects? Adultery, murder, interracial sex, you name it. Sex Anyone explores addiction and hope.”
George Tynan Crowley directs, and Edgar Cardoso is music director.
Freed and Crowley (MFA, Yale School of Drama), have been friends for 25 years. Crowley, who is also a playwright, film director and actor, described Sex Anyone as “warm, funny, touching, spiritual, and unabashedly uplifting. You leave this show ready to trust in life again
SEXANYONE the Musical, which makes its world premiere this June at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, has been chosen for a festival scholarship, the City of West Hollywood and HFF17 announced today.
“We are honored to be recognized in this way,” said John Freed, who after a 32-year career at the New York Times wrote the book, music and lyrics for SEXANYONE, which he described as “a warm, funny, touching, old-fashioned musical about sexual obsession.”
The city, through its One City One Pride Festival, partnered with the Hollywood Fringe Festival to offer participant shows with LGBTQ themes complimentary HFF17 registration.
George Tynan Crowley will direct, and Edgar Cardoso is the music director. Casting is in progress.
Crowley summarized the plot, whose two main characters are John, a journalist, and Marty, his love interest. "John uses sex to seek love and connection. Marty uses alcohol to escape his pain. Th