Join Tony-Award Winner Debra Monk and Acclaimed Broadway Musical Director David Loud at BARNES & NOBLE for a Reading from His Book“FACING THE MUSIC: A BROADWAY MEMOIR”


 An interview and book-signing event with Broadway music director and actor David Loud, and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Debra Monk will take place Wednesday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble – Union Square 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY. David will read from his new book Facing the Music: A Broadway Memoir, an emotionally revealing memoir that explores his storied Broadway career, his struggle with Parkinson’s, and his love of music. Debra and David worked together on the Broadway hit “Steel Pier.”

David has a unique place in Broadway history. He will share his experiences in front of and behind the stage with some of Broadway’s most illustrious stars, as well as his journey adapting and prevailing over the effects of Parkinson’s.

Facing the Music soared to #1 on Amazon’s Musical Theater section in pre-order. In the memoir, he recounts his journey from childhood to his phenomenal string of successes as arranger and conductor on top Broadway shows such as The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, Sondheim on Sondheim, Curtains, Ragtime, A Class Act, Steel Pier, and revivals of Porgy and Bess, She Loves Me, Company, and Sweeney Todd. He also reveals his struggle and triumphs in his battle against the ravages of Parkinson’s. This memoir is also a remarkable love letter to music.


Here is what people are saying about the book:

“Music has consequences,’ a wise teacher once told a young David Loud; so does a story well-told and a life fully lived. I lost count of how many times I laughed, cried, and laugh-cried reading this wonderful, wry, intimate, and inspiring book. David wields a pen like he wields a baton, with perfect timing, exquisite phrasing, and enormous heart.”
    — David Hyde Pierce, actor, Frasier, Spamalot, Curtains