"I have great respect for West, so of course when he approached me about being in his show I was open to it," says Spector. "Then he told me the title and gave me a quick synopsis and I thought… well maybe I should read it first."
Spector soon became enchanted by the story. "The juxtaposition of seemingly earnest music with silly lyrics -- or vice versa -- make it very funny," says Spector. "You laugh at the absurdity, and then before you know it you actually find yourself wrapped up in the humanity of the characters."
Trent Armand Kendall, another Broadway veteran, is bringing an autobiographically inspired musical, Picture Incomplete to NYMF, featuring music and lyrics by Michael Polese, whom Kendall describes as "my partner, my lifemate and best friend."
In regards to the show's title, Kendall explains, "I thought by the age of 40 that 'success' and experience would supply me with a sense of greater understanding, yet I felt my list of unanswered questions about life getting longer. Michael and I decided it's not a bad thing to admit that we don't have it all figured out. That means you're still in the fight, so I'm a 'Picture Incomplete'."