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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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Pop Music and the New Musical
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Stephen Bray - Composer/Lyricist
Rupert Holmes - Composer/Lyricist
Lucy Simon - Composer/Lyricisy
Allee Willis - Composer/Lyricist
David Yazbek - Composer/Lyricist
Thomas Cott - Moderator
Sondra Gilman - Host
Douglas B. Leeds - Host

Artists with their feet in both pop music and musical theatre—Stephen Bray and Allee Willis (The Color Purple), Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden) and David Yazbek (The Full Monty)—talk about the parallels and intersections of those two worlds.

Originally taped - September, 2005
Running Time - 1:30:00

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