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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.

The American Theatre Wing's Working in the Theatre receives leadership support from
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Working in the Theatre is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties.

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The Evolution of Encores!
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With:
Judith E. Daykin - Founder
Rob Fisher - Former Musical Director
David Ives - Adaptor
Jack Viertel - Artistic Director
Theodore S. Chapin - Moderator
Sondra Gilman - Host
Douglas B. Leeds - Host

On The Evolution of Encores!, guests Judith E. Daykin (founder), Rob Fisher (music director from founding to 2006), David Ives (book adapter for 18 productions) and Jack Viertel (artistic director since 2001) discuss the growth and success of the acclaimed musical concert series at New York's City Center, exploring how Encores! grew out of a concert at BAM in the late 80s; how the international success of Chicago impacted the series; how shows are selected; whether the addition of costumes, choreography and other "production" elements have moved the series away from its original goals; and whether there are shows they shouldn't have done or wish they could do again.

Originally taped - January, 2007
Running Time - 1:00:00


Additional resources:
New York City Center Encores! Site

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