The biggest lesson I had in my life was failure.
Very few artistic partnerships last more than 10 years, and if they do they tend to go down the tubes.
I went to religious schools. I wasn't that enthusiastic, by and large, but it sunk in.
I think failure is the best thing for some people. It tells you whether you're in the right job or the wrong one.
There is already huge public interest in stage musicals.
If you now have 20 previews, you will regard 19 of them as super-rehearsals, which is fine, except you are being watched by thousands. I remember suggesting on more than one show over the years, 'Let's not have any previews.' But no one agreed with me. If you could do that, however, it would be a great gimmick - no previews, just opening night.