COMING SOON!

Billy’s long awaited TV memoir “Get in the Car, Jane!” (Stories from the TV Wasteland) will be published this fall. Check back for details.

BOOMER BOYS to MASSACHUSETTS

Join the Boomer Boys when they play the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA

Saturday November 23 at 8pm

The Boomer Boys!

The Musical where Women get the Last Laugh as Men go Over the Hill!

HOLLYWOOD BOOK LAUNCH EXTRAVAGANZA

“The Way We Work” book launch July 27.

Billy joins writer/editor Bruce Ferber, special guest Jason Alexander, and others, for an afternoon mix of music, interviews, readings, and more!

https://www.dynastytypewriter.com/calendar/thewayweworkjul27

“THE WAY WE WORK” Out July 9

 

Number one on Amazon New Releases!  Order yours now!

Bruce Ferber (editor); Robert Towne (contributor); J.J. Abrams (contributor); Chris Rock (contributor); Gabrielle Union (contribulor); Billy Van Zandt (contributor)

Billy’s chapter:  “I Stalk Lucy.”

https://www.amazon.com/Way-We-Work-Job-Hollywood/dp/1644280140/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3HXFJ3J3FYVAR&keywords=bruce+ferber&qid=1561313371&s=gateway&sprefix=Bruce+Ferber%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-1

Despite increasing corporate mergers and bottom-line thinking, the entertainment business will never function like a bank or an insurance company because it is an industry rooted in imagination. Rules are meant to be broken. The best work is often produced in an environment where plans change by the minute and nothing seems to make sense. To wit, those who choose this profession must alter preconceived notions of work itself, sometimes discovering that fantasy and horror describe both movie genres and life on the job. The phenomenon crosses class lines: From the writers, directors, and producers to the lawyers, agents, studio executives, and crew and right down to the porta-potty suppliers.

The Way We Work provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to “below-the-line” workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud’s Terkel’s Working―on acid.

“The Boomer Boys” to New Jersey June 22!

Thank you, Toms River!  We had a ball.

The Musical where Women get the Last Laugh as Men go Over the Hill!

Meet “The Boomer Boys!” In this hilarious musical revue, a fun-loving “fat pack” of middle age men realize that the best way to deal with getting older is to laugh about it with your friends. That’s exactly what these guys do as they navigate everything from the depths of expanding waistlines to the heights of Viagra.

Ladies, now is your chance to find out what men are really thinking as this hilarious evening of songs covers everything from snoring and hair loss to weight gain and lost car keys. And all’s well that ends well as our mid-life quartet concludes with the inspirational revelation that you’ll never be younger than you are today! If an hysterical night of songs, jokes and stories is on your to-do list, don’t miss “The Boomer Boys!”

http://www.grunincenter.org/event/boomer-boys/

Tickets on sale now.

BILLY TO BE INCLUDED IN “THE WAY WE WORK”

A chapter from Billy’s television memoir “Get in the Car, Jane!” will be included in author Bruce Ferber’s new non-fiction anthology, THE WAY WE WORK: ON THE JOB IN HOLLYWOOD, published by Rare Bird Books.  Tales from above and below the line by JJ Abrams, Robert Towne, and many, many more… Billy’s chapter:  “Billy Stalks Lucy.”  Available July 2019.

(Cover Art for “Get in the Car, Jane!” by Tom Chesek)

NEW BILLY & JANE MUSICAL RIGHTS ACQUIRED

Rights to “The Boomer Boys!, the new musical by Billy & Jane & composer Wayland Pickard, have been acquired by Joe Corcoran (“Tony and Tina’s Wedding”) and Gary Shaffer (“You’ve Got Hate Mail”).  A national tour begins June 22 in Toms River, NJ.  More dates to follow.

“SUITEHEARTS” MAKES POLISH DEBUT

“Dwie Pary Do Pary” (Suitehearts”) has opened at the Warsaw Capitol Theater, Warsaw, Poland. Down the street from where “Love, Sex, and the I.R.S.” (or “Seks, Milosc, I Podatki!”) is playing at the Teatr Komedia. Both translations penned by Emilia Milkowska. You can find some photos from the production by going to: https://teatrcapitol.pl/spektakl/dwie-pary-pary/

“LOVE, SEX, AND THE I.R.S.” IS A HIT IN WARSAW!

“Love, Sex, and the IRS” is making audiences go wild at Teatr Komedia in Warsaw, Poland!   “Seks, Milosc, I Podatki!”, with a great Polish translation by Emilia Miłkowska.  To see some photos go to: https://teatrkomedia.pl/seks-milosc-i-podatki

 

“HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME”…IN ROMANIA

“Having a Wonderful Time, Wish You Were Her” is killing it in Romania under the title “Swing!”