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Working in the Theatre
An acclaimed fixture on New York television and in the theatre community for 30 years, the American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre offers an unprecedented forum for the meeting of theatrical minds.
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This theatre interview show brings together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the interviews offer a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see and hear the people who create theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. With more than 900 past guests, the interviews have become an unequalled archive of theatrical talk, a chance to hear from the people behind the characters, stories and productions that draw us to the theatre.

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Production: Avenue Q
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Robyn Goodman - Producer
Robert Lopez - Composer and Lyricist
Rick Lyon - Puppet Designer
Jeff Marx - Composer and Lyricist
Jeffrey Seller - Producer
Jeff Whitty - Book Writer
Lonny Price - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

Members of the creative team of the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q -- Robert Lopez (Composer/Lyricist), Rick Lyon (Puppet Designer/Actor), Jeff Marx (Composer/Lyricist),and Jeff Whitty (Book Writer) -- along with producers Robyn Goodman and Jeffrey Seller explain how the pieces came together to create this unique puppet musical, the journey from its early days at the BMI Workshop and the O'Neill Theater Center to the Vineyard Theatre/New Group production to Broadway, including the challenge of expanding a show in scale when the central characters, namely the puppets, can't grow along with the size of the theatre.

Originally taped - September, 2003
Running Time - 1:30:00

Additional resources:
Avenue Q: Official Site

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