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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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Revivals: Return to Broadway
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Cy Feuer - Musical Director and Composer
Martin Gottfried - Writer and Critic
Nathan Lane - Actor
Donna McKechnie - Actor
Joseph Stein - Writer
Susan Stroman - Choreographer and Director
Charles Strouse - Composer and Lyricist
Theodore S. Chapin - Moderator
Dasha Epstein - Moderator
Isabelle Stevenson - Host

The panelists - President/Executive Director of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization Ted Chapin, President of the American Theatre Producers Cy Feuer, writer/critic Martin Gottfried, actor Nathan Lane (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), actor Donna McKechnie (State Fair), book writer Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Big, Show Boat), and composer/lyricist Charles Strouse (Annie) - discuss musical revivals in-depth, comparisons to new musicals such as Big, the state of musical theatre compared to the 1960s, script revisions and new designs for revivals, and the overall economics of producing Broadway musicals including the need for out-of-town tryouts.

Originally taped - April, 1996
Running Time - 1:30:00

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