The One Way Ticket Show
A New York native, Robert Horn studied Theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and New York's Circle in the Square Theater School. Soon after, he left for Los Angeles to pursue a writing career in film and television that has spanned over 30 years. His first break came as a writer/producer on the iconic television series "Designing Women", followed by the groundbreaking Fox series "Living Single", and the irreverent CBS comedy "High Society". Mr. Horn was then signed to an overall production deal with Warner Brothers Studios, where he developed, wrote, and Executive Produced dozens of network pilots and/or series. He then signed a multi-year script deal at Sony Studios, followed by an overall pilot deal at ABC Studios. He, along with television veteran Bob Boyett, wrote and created the FX Series Partners, one of the few 10/90 deals made in the early 2000's. He has written projects for many numerous broadcast, cable, and platform networks, including as the musical pilot Car Wash with Will Packer, The Jenni Rivera Show for Latin superstar Jenni Rivera, the pilot Sunnyland for TBS starring Jennifer Hudson, Left of Center developed with TV veteran Gail Berman, and Taxi 22 at HBO, starring James Gandolfini. Mr. Horn also wrote musical movies such as "Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure", the next of the High School Musical series, followed by the hugely popular "Teen Beach Movie" franchise for Disney. Along with his television credits, Mr. Horn has written such diverse projects as "Wildlife" for Walt Disney Feature Animation, the Charlie Sheen feature film "Good Advice", "The RuPaul Christmas Special" for the BBC, and "Revenge", a digital musical series co-written with Jason Robert Brown for Sony's digital Crackle network, and contributed to Bette Midler's world tour, Divine Intervention. Theatrically, Mr. Horn has written the books for "Dame Edna, Back With A Vengeance" which opened at Broadway's Music Box theatre in 2004; "Lone Star Love", the Red Clay Rambler musical which premiered at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle; the Jason Robert Brown musical "13" which premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House in Goodspeed, Conn and opened at the Jacobs Theater in New York; the musical "Moonshine, that Hee Haw Musical", with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnnally, which opened at the Dallas Theater Center, and the Broadway musical Tootsie, collaborating with David Yazbek. In this episode, Robert shares his one way ticket back to 1970s New York City, with the opening of A Chorus Line on July 25, 1975 as the starting point. Along the way, Robert reflects on everything from going to Studio 54 with Shirley Jones to picking up trash for pay in Bryant Park. Plus, Robert talks all about creating Tootsie the musical (which we highly recommend!). Robert is just one of the dynamic guests featured on The One Way Ticket Show, where Host Steven Shalowitz explores with his guests where they would go if given a one way ticket, no coming back! Destinations may be in the past, present, future, real, imaginary or a state of mind. Steven's guests have included: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, President Jose Ramos-Horta; Legendary Talk Show Host, Dick Cavett; Law Professor, Alan Dershowitz; Fashion Expert, Tim Gunn; Broadcast Legend, Charles Osgood; International Rescue Committee President & CEO, David Miliband; Playwright, David Henry Hwang; Journalist-Humorist-Actor, Mo Rocca; SkyBridge Capital Founder & Co-Managing Partner, Anthony Scaramucci; Abercrombie & Kent Founder, Geoffrey Kent; Travel Expert, Pauline Frommer, as well as leading photographers, artists, chefs, writers, intellectuals and more.