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14 - CLUE by Sandy Rustin (Ep. 44)

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The delightful Sandy Rustin drops by the podcast to discuss her adaptation of Clue, which is the most-produced play in high schools for many years running. On the way to discovering Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Wrench, Melissa discovers Sandy's place in soap opera history and their mutual love of cooking.
In this episode, we discuss:

  • How she became the adaptor for Clue
  • Acquiring dramatic rights and music rights to Clue and Mystic Pizza
  • Her approach and tips for writing adaptations
  • How her play Houston has suddenly become more relevant

And more!

Resources Mentioned

Clue by Sandy Rustin
Clue on tour
The Cottage
The Nourish Me Kitchen by Erika Siegel
About Our Guest

Sandy Rustin is a Broadway playwright and actress. One of the most produced playwrights in America, Sandy’s adaptation of the film CLUE has enjoyed over 3,500 productions worldwide. Her musical adaptation of MGM’s MYSTIC PIZZA will premiere at La Mirada Playhouse in 2024. Sandy wrote concert adaptations of I MARRIED AN ANGEL and DEAR WORLD for NYCity Center Encores! Her comedy, THE SUFFRAGETTE’S MURDER, will premiere in 2025 at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Her play, HOUSTON (recipient of the New American Musical Award), is in development with Grammy winner Edie Brickell. Other theatrical works include RATED P … FOR PARENTHOOD, ELIJAH, STRUCK, AMERICAN GIRL LIVE, and others. A Northwestern University graduate, Sandy is a member of ASCAP, SAG, AEA, and The Dramatists Guild and is represented by A3 Artists Agency. She serves on the Advisory Board of NYU’s Camp Kesem chapter. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two sons.
Connect with Our Guest

sandyrustin.com
New Play Exchange
Instagram

Connect with host Melissa Schmitz
***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter***
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The delightful Sandy Rustin drops by the podcast to discuss her adaptation of Clue, which is the most-produced play in high schools for many years running. On the way to discovering Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Wrench, Melissa discovers Sandy's place in soap opera history and their mutual love of cooking.
In this episode, we discuss:

  • How she became the adaptor for Clue
  • Acquiring dramatic rights and music rights to Clue and Mystic Pizza
  • Her approach and tips for writing adaptations
  • How her play Houston has suddenly become more relevant

And more!

Resources Mentioned

Clue by Sandy Rustin
Clue on tour
The Cottage
The Nourish Me Kitchen by Erika Siegel
About Our Guest

Sandy Rustin is a Broadway playwright and actress. One of the most produced playwrights in America, Sandy’s adaptation of the film CLUE has enjoyed over 3,500 productions worldwide. Her musical adaptation of MGM’s MYSTIC PIZZA will premiere at La Mirada Playhouse in 2024. Sandy wrote concert adaptations of I MARRIED AN ANGEL and DEAR WORLD for NYCity Center Encores! Her comedy, THE SUFFRAGETTE’S MURDER, will premiere in 2025 at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Her play, HOUSTON (recipient of the New American Musical Award), is in development with Grammy winner Edie Brickell. Other theatrical works include RATED P … FOR PARENTHOOD, ELIJAH, STRUCK, AMERICAN GIRL LIVE, and others. A Northwestern University graduate, Sandy is a member of ASCAP, SAG, AEA, and The Dramatists Guild and is represented by A3 Artists Agency. She serves on the Advisory Board of NYU’s Camp Kesem chapter. She lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and two sons.
Connect with Our Guest

sandyrustin.com
New Play Exchange
Instagram

Connect with host Melissa Schmitz
***Sign up for the 101 Stage Adaptations Newsletter***
101 Stage Adaptations
Follow the Podcast on Facebook & Instagram
Read Melissa's plays on New Play Exchange
Connect with Melissa on LinkedIn
Ways to support the show:
- Buy Me a Coffee
- Tell us your thoughts in our Listener Survey!
- Give a 5-Star rating
- Write a glowing review on Apple Podcasts
- Send this episode to a friend
- Share on social media (Tag us so we can thank you!)
Creators: Host your podcast through Buzzsprout using my affiliate link & get a $20 credit on your paid account. Let your fans directly support you via Buy Me a Coffee (affiliate link).

  continue reading

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