Eileen Bluestone Sherman is a playwright, lyricist, young adult novelist, television writer, and theater/music producer. When writing musical theater, she collaborates with her sister and composer, Gail C. Bluestone. From such illustrious stages as LINCOLN CENTER, CARNEGIE HALL, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, SYMPHONY SPACE, HALLMARK CARDS’ CROWN CENTER, THE BITTER END, and radio airwaves worldwide, the Bluestone Sisters’ music continues to delight audiences of all ages. Through the years, Eileen’s work received numerous honors, including two Emmy Awards, The National Jewish Book Award, and the International Reading Association Teachers’ Choice Award. In addition, Eileen, along with producing partner, Grant Maloy Smith, co-founded THE INDIE COLLABORATIVE, an international music organization that fosters unique collaborations among award-winning artists that cross musical genres, cultures, and continents. In June 2020, Eileen recorded and produced her debut audiobook, the romance novel, THE VIOLIN PLAYERS, a Jewish girl’s high school introduction to antisemitism.
Next up for Eileen is her interfaith holiday concert at LINCOLN CENTER’s Bruno Walter Auditorium on 12/8/21 where she will serve as producer and contributor to the concert. Her ballad, “My Mother’s Menorah” (from her popular Hanukkah musical, The Odd Potato) will have its LINCOLN CENTER debut, with an original violin arrangement, performed (and arranged) by world-renowned, violinist, Kelly Hall Tompkins, and Broadway leading lady, Rachel York. Eileen is also developing a new drama based on her award-winning YA novel, Monday in Odessa that examines the “ plight of one Soviet Jewish family in the 1970s and their harrowing escape to freedom.