Voted as one of the top 10 Off Broadway Shows (by New York Post)

Melting Pot’s (“Cobb”) A Child’s Garden (

Steven was the associate music director of A Child’s Garden. (Based on writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, and written by Louis Rosen, Arthur Perlman and Charlotte Maier) It is running at Theatre Three at 311 W. 43rd Street. Performances were December 5th-January 14th.. Cast included Rebecca Bellingham, Aloysiuis Gigl, Thomas Scott Parker, Tony Speciale, and Jessica Walling. Music Direction by Bradley Vieth. Choreography by Robert La Fosse and Directed by Lori Steinberg

Our Heart Sings is out on CD!

Included on the CD is Steven’s new song entitled “Who Needs Romance” with lyrics by Michael Colby performed by Ms. Stephanie Pope (of Fosse) and produced and performed by Mr. Daryl Kojak and his Jazz Trio. Other performers on the CD include Alison Fraser, Page Price and Alice Ripley. The song previously was performed at “Y2 K Valentine’s Cabaret“–a benefit for the Genesius Guild, on Monday, February 7th . You can order the CD by sending a check or money order to: Jerome Records, 295 Greenwich Street, Suite 392, NYC 10007, $15.95 plus $1.25 postage/handling (NYS add 8.25% tax). For more information or for purchasing the CD on the internet check out the following site:

October 2000

One night only: Steven was again the music director on Oct 23rd at 7 PM for John Flynn Sings Wildly Inappropriate Songs. It was at Don’t Tell Mama (343 W. 46) on Thursday March 23 at 8 PM, Friday March 24 at 7 PM, and Monday March 27 at 7 PM. Director: Tom Mills

Oct. 28: Castle of Tricks or Treats” at
Westchester Broadway Theatre. Music and lyrics by Steven Silverstein. One alumni from that show, Jodi Langl, was currently on the tour of CATS! . Call Westco Productions at 914-761-7463 for more details.

Oct. 29: Talent in Motion ! Pamela Lynn Gerber accompanied by Steven Silverstein at Birdland. 315 W . 44th St NYC. Doors Open: 5 PM and showtime is 5:30 PM> Future reservations call: 212-969-4701.

Everyone Back To School 2000

Sept 30: Nancy Barrett,of Dark Shadows fame, who most recently performed again at the annual Dark Shadows Convention in July (7-9) in California performed a new 30 minute cabaret at Le Bat Bar restaurant on W 57th. At the LA Convention, She again sang two of Steven’s original songs: Once Again and Not The Type (for which she co-wrote the lyrics). You can purchase a cassette of both of these songs by contacting Craig Hamrick at Clique Publishing at PO Box 1351 Grand Central Station NYC, NY 10163 Nancy made her cabaret debut with Steven as her musical director. in August 99. She performed in conjunction with the Annual Dark Shadows Convention1999. She was at Don’t Tell Mama 343 W. 46th St in the Back Room. Prior to this cabaret debut, Nancy performed with Steven last Halloween 1998 in Close To Home in Coffeeville Kansas, home of the Dalton Gang Robbery! And in the summer 1998, Steven also accompanied her at the Dark Shadows Convention at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in 1998. .

Oct 1: “Now” Songwriters showcase on Sunday Evening Oct 1, 2000 at 8 PM.. Two of Steven’s songs premiered by Michael Winther (Berlin to Broadway) filling in for Bob Cuccioli (Jekyl & Hyde) and Shauna Hicks (Blood Brothers) with Jill Geddes (I Love You’re Perfect, Now Change) and Kim Cea (Smokey Joe’s Cafe).. The cabaret will be presented at the Triad.

Summer Lovin 2000!

Steven most recently served as music director of the Quogue Junior Theatre Troupe. for their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Located near the WestHampton Playhouse. Check it out!

JULY 13-29 2000 at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse East 68th (Hunter College) for Information call 212-647-1100

From July 13-29, go see Reading Rainbow, a new revue produced by Theatreworks USA. Included in the show, is a new 5 minute musical (written by Steven and award-winning lyricist Stephen Cole) It is entitled Bea and Mr. Jones.

Steven most recently assisted musical director Ron Melrose in a Staged Reading of “Fanny Hackabout Jones ” A Musical being produced by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) . Music is by Lucy Simon.(Secret Garden) Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam) and Book by Jeffrey Hatcher and starring Laura Benanti. Also in the cast was my good friend Colleen Hawks. The reading was at MTC on June 22 and 23

Steven celebrated Father’s Day (June 18, 2000) at Don’t Tell Mama! Steven is musical director for Michael Wallots farewell performance Sold Out on June 18 th at 9 PM.

Jonathan Reiner’s (writer for TV guide online) third installment: Escape from Soaps, the ’70’s and Pyschobabble at Don’t Tell Mama was on May 8 and 15 at 7 PM and May 17 at 9 PM. was accompanied by a three piece band, led by musical director and arranger Steven Silverstein. The director was Tom Mills. Steven’s original songI’m A Mommy Too (lyrics by Stephen Cole) was featured again. To see last years flyer, please click and for more information on the song (or other movie musical question) please click TBTA: Mr. Broadway
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Carole King’s classic Beautiful (arranged by Steven Silverstein) was performed by the AMAS students at a Valentine Day’s tribute to Rosetta LeNoire, founder of AMAS . Beautiful is one of the musical numbers that will be part of AMAS Musical Theatre production of Carefully Taught was presented at John Houseman studio theater. Another one of Steven’s original songs was performed this year (Bootstraps), with Lyrics by Michael Colby, from his musical The Human Heart. Steven was the musical director of last years AMAS Musical Theatre production of Virtual Families last May for which he also contributed all the vocal arrangements and one of his original songs was performed (Normal Home, with Lyrics by Michael Colby, from his musical The Human Heart, which was premiered at Marymount Manhattan College). To check out last years review, Click here New York Times Review

… AND Steven just finished musical directing William Ryall (currently in Amadeus and soon to be in Seussical) in “William Ryall – The Veracity of Tenacity (and other Life Lessons)” Included in the act were three original songs (by me!) , one song that Mr. Ryall wrote the lyrics for (Good Grooming); in addition to two other songs with lyrics by Stephen Cole, winner of the Kleban award for librettist- (A Sales Pitch and I'm A Mommy Too) . One show only at The Triad 158 West 72nd st on Sunday April 2, 2000 at 8 PM. For reservations please call 212-362-2590.

Miami Beach Monsters played it’s last performance on February 12, 2000 at 2 PM at The Triad (on 72nd and Broadway). It features two songs: “Catskilla’s Revenge” and “Lemonade.” (with contributing music by Steven and contributing lyrics by Stephen Cole) It was previously premiered at Queens Theater in the Park in April 1999.

On February 14th, Steven participated in A Special Valentines Day Celebration in honor of Rosetta LeNoire, founder of AMAS. Other performers included the cast of the recent Broadway hit It Ain’t Nothing But The Blues.

Steven just finished as musical director for Theatreworks production of Jeckyl and Hyde a musical written by the creators of the hit TV series Friends. For more information, check out the Theatreworks web site. Steven was also musical director for Theatreworks production of Phantom. (The CD has just been released and available by contacting Theatreworks USA.)

John Ayres, is currently on tour with Civil War. Steven was musical director for John’s cabaret act The Path I Choose. The cabaret was at Don’t Tell Mama at 343 W. 46th St – Front Room. It’s previous successful run was in April & May & July. Two of Steven’s songs were performed: The Path I Choose with lyrics by Ruth Williamson (of Little Me and currently the English Teacher at MCC) and Let Go which was in the world premiere of The Human Heart.